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5 Matching questions

  1. cardiac compromise
  2. asystole
  3. pulmonary edema
  4. congestive heart failure (CHF)
  5. embolism
  1. a a blanket term that refers to a heart problem with a rapid onset
  2. b the failure of the heart to pump efficiently, leading to excessive blood or fluids in the lungs, the body, or both
  3. c blockage of a vessel by a clot or foreign material brought to the site by the blood current
  4. d accumulation of fluid in the lungs
  5. e a condition in which the heart has ceased generating electrical impulses

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. accumulation of fluid in the feet or ankles
  2. a condition in which the heartbeat is quite rapid; if rapid enough, ventricular tachycardia will not allow the heart's chambers to fill with enough blood between beats to produce blood flow sufficient to meet the body's needs
  3. the condition in which a portion of the myocardium dies as a result of oxygen starvation; often called a heart attack by laypersons
  4. swelling resulting from a build up of fluid in the tissues
  5. a cardiac arrest that occurs within 2 hours of the onset of symptoms. the patient may have no prior symptoms fo coronary artery disease

5 True/False questions

  1. dyspneano breathing

          

  2. thrombusa clot formed of blood and plaque attached to the inner wall of an artery or vein

          

  3. ventricular fibrillation (VF)a condition in which the heart's electrical impulses are disorganized, preventing the heart muscle from contracting normally

          

  4. angina pectorispain in the chest, occurring when blood supply to the heart is reduced and a portion of the heart muscle is not receiving enough oxygen

          

  5. pulseless electrical activity (PEA)the condition in which a portion of the myocardium dies as a result of oxygen starvation; often called a heart attack by laypersons