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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?

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?

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:

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?

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?

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?

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:

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?

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?

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:

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

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