10 Cardiac NCLEX Questions
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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
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
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
D. Dowager's syndrome
The sinoatrial node generates how much many electrical signals per minute?
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
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
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
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
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
A client is instructed to be very careful in cleaning their mouth. This might be because of the risk of:
B. Prinzmetal angina
C. Type 2 hypertension
D. PVST arrhythmia
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