Chapter 30 Complications from Heart Disease

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Chapter 30  Complications from Heart Disease

 

 

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Sample Questions

 

1.
The nurse notes that a patient has developed a cough productive for mucoid sputum, shortness of breath, cyanotic hands, and noisy, moist-sounding, rapid breathing. These symptoms indicate:
A)
Pericarditis
C)
Pulmonary edema
B)
Heart failure
D)
Right ventricular hypertrophy

2.
Based upon the following assessment data collected by the nurse, what increases a patient’s risk for heart failure?
A)
Lasix 20 mg/day
C)
African-American man
B)
Potassium level of 5.7 mEq/L
D)
Age of 65 years or older

3.
The nurse is reviewing the past medical history of a patient with heart failure presented to the emergency room. Which of the following is the primary cause of the patient’s heart failure?
A)
Type I diabetes
C)
Atherosclerosis
B)
Arteriosclerosis
D)
Pulmonary congestion

4.
Which assessment would be most appropriate for a patient who is receiving a loop diuretic for heart failure?
A)
Monitor liver function studies.
B)
Monitor for hypotension.
C)
Encourage the patient to spend time outdoors to aid in vitamin D absorption.
D)
Restrict the intake of potassium.

5.
The nurse documents on the patient’s chart that he is experiencing orthopnea, which that he is having difficulty breathing:
A)
Without use of oxygen
C)
With movement
B)
While sitting upright
D)
When lying flat

 

Answer Key

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

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