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Question 1

The client's lab results show a high-density lipoprotein of 65 mg/dl and a low-density lipoprotein level of 90 mg/dl. What is the likely course of action?

Answers:
A. Doctor's order for a statin
B. No specific course is indicated
C. Education about diet modification
D. Test kidney function

Question 2

The client's PT test starts showing signs of an overdose of Warfarin sodium (Coumadin). What is a likely intervention?

Answers:
A. Administer Plavix
B. Assess for bruit
C. Administer Vitamin K
D. Assess for fibrillation

Question 3

The client shows dyspnea, hemoptysis as well as pulmonary edema and irregular cardiac rhythm. Additionally, there is an apical diastolic murmur. The nurse suspects a diagnosis of:

Answers:
A. Mitral valve stenosis
B. Extreme hyperkalemia
C. Endocarditis
D. Dowager's syndrome

Question 4

The sinoatrial node generates how much many electrical signals per minute?

Answers:
A. 20-60
B. 40-80
C. 60-100
D. 80-120

Question 5

The nurse is educating a client about an upcoming cardiac catheterization. What statement by the client shows the need for further education?

Answers:
A. The procedure involves sticking a catheter into the heart and nearby vasculature
B. I won't be able to eat or drink 2-3 hours before the procedure
C. It is a common procedure that is generally safe
D. My weight and height determine how much dye is used

Question 6

An angioplasty is being performed on a client for atherosclerosis. What complication may occur after the procedure?

Answers:
A. Improved blood flow
B. Graft occlusion
C. Dressler's syndrome
D. Neointimal hyperplasia

Question 7

A client is experiencing significant sinus bradycardia. Atropine sulfate has been administered. The client starts to show signs of shock. The nurse should be ready to:

Answers:
A. Administer anticoagulants
B. Administer atenolol
C. Assess arterial blood gas
D. Apply a transcutaneous pacemaker

Question 8

What is the key difference between cardioversion and defibrillation?

Answers:
A. Defibrillation applies an electric shock
B. Cardioversion is synchronized shocks
C. Defibrillation tends to be elective
D. Cardioversion allows holding of the bed

Question 9

What is special about a synchronous pacemaker?

Answers:
A. It's a device used to temporarily treat diabetic arrhythmias
B. It senses when to activate
C. It forces a preset rhythm
D. It treats long QT syndrome

Question 10

A client is instructed to be very careful in cleaning their mouth. This might be because of the risk of:

Answers:
A. Endocarditis
B. Prinzmetal angina
C. Type 2 hypertension
D. PVST arrhythmia

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