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Cardiac Patient Care
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

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1. Atherosclerosis can lead to coronary artery disease by causing:

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2. The path of the two main coronary arteries:

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3. Which major coronary artery supplies blood to the left ventricle and causes the most MIs?

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4. Myocardial ischemia results from:

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5. Classic chest pain associated with myocardial ischemia is called:

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6. Atherosclerosis thickens the walls of:

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7. Which is the first stage in atherosclerotic plaque formation?

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8. The rupture or disruption of an atherosclerotic plaque:

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9. A major contributor to the development of atherosclerosis is high blood levels of:

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10. Stable ischemic heart disease weakens the heart muscle, resulting in:

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11. The underlying cause of sudden cardiac death is often:

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12. A common clinical sign of myocardial infarction is:

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13. A wife brings her 60-year-old husband to the emergency department (ED) for chest pain that persists despite administering repeat doses of his “heart medicine” and resting for over 10 minutes at home, as directed by his provider. The nurse in the ED documents that the patient’s serial electrocardiograms, laboratory blood tests, and vital signs are normal. The patient also tells the nurse that his chest pain is now much improved. The most likely cause of the patient’s chest pain is:

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14. Which finding in the personal health history of a 50-year-old patient places him or her at a higher risk for CAD?

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15. Which is a recommended daily preventive measure for CAD?

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16. Which is a true statement about the onset of stable angina?

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17. The time course of chest pain caused by acute coronary syndromes is best characterized as:

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18. When patients describe the feeling of angina, they commonly:

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19. The pain or discomfort of angina is rarely located:

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20. Women with angina are more likely than men to present with symptoms of:

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21. What is the name of the cluster of health conditions that indicates a high risk for having coronary artery disease?

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22. Which lipid profile result may indicate CAD?

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23. After a myocardial infarction, cardiac markers indicate damage to the heart muscle by detecting:

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24. When an emergency response team encounters an adult with acute chest pain outside the hospital setting, the best course of action is to:

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25. When managing a patient who is diagnosed with an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the AHA recommends a “door-to-drug” time of:

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26. A patient with chest pain is transported to the emergency department. Routine care for the patient includes X-ray films to:

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27. If a patient is having symptoms of acute coronary syndrome, aspirin is:

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28. The administration of morphine for patients experiencing acute coronary syndrome:

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29. Which dysrhythmia is the most common postoperative complication of cardiac bypass surgery?

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30. Upon discharge from the hospital, a patient who underwent coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is instructed by the nurse to:

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31. The primary long-term treatment goals for patients with chronic CAD include:

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32. Aspirin therapy is initiated for patients with a history of CAD to:

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33. Nitroglycerin increases blood flow to the heart by:

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34. Which medication is contraindicated when taking sublingual nitroglycerin tablets?

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35. Beta blockers are classified as:

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36. Older adult patients who participate in exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation programs benefit through improvement in functional capacity, glucose control, quality of life, and the ability to perform:

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37. Which is a lifestyle change patients with CAD can implement to improve their health?

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38. Weight loss in an overweight patient with CAD can lead to an improved blood lipid profile, lower blood pressure, and:

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39. Patients with severe angina lasting more than 5 minutes should be instructed to:

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40. The psychiatric disorder most associated with poor recovery from a myocardial infarction is:


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