Chapter 29 Structural, Infectious & Inflammatory Cardiac Disorders

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Chapter 29  Structural, Infectious & Inflammatory Cardiac Disorders

 

 

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Sample Questions

 

1.
A nurse is caring for a patient with mitral stenosis. Based on the pathophysiology of this disease process, the nurse would expect the patient to exhibit which of the following heart rhythms?
A)
Normal sinus rhythm
C)
Atrial fibrillation
B)
Supraventricular tachycardia
D)
Electromechanical dissociation

2.
Patients with mitral stenosis may be placed on anticoagulant therapy. The nurse knows that this type of therapy may be instituted to decrease the risk of which of the following?
A)
Ventricular hypertrophy
C)
Deep vein thrombosis
B)
Pulmonary embolism
D)
Atrial thrombus

3.
When discussing the pathophysiology of aortic regurgitation with a patient, the nurse would emphasize that aortic regurgitation causes which of the following?
A)
Cardiac tamponade
C)
Right-sided heart failure
B)
Left ventricular hypertrophy
D)
Ventricular insufficiency

4.
When obtaining vital signs in a patient with aortic regurgitation, the nurse would expect which of the following?

A) Widened pulse pressure B) Hypotension C) Tachycardia D) Bradypnea

5.
A nurse providing postoperative teaching to a patient who has received a valve replacement discusses the importance of antibiotic prophylaxis prior to any dental or surgical procedure. The nurse understands that antibiotic prophylaxis prevents which of the following in these patients?

A) Otitis media B) Sepsis C) Bacterial endocarditis D) Deep vein thrombosis

 

Answer Key

1.
C
2.
D
3.
B
4.
A
5.
C

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