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July 2012, Volume 42 Number 7 , p 67 - 67


  • Andrea R. Mann MSN, RN


1. Which of the following is a first-line antihypertensive drug for patients with chronic kidney disease? a. lisinopril b. spironolactone c. nadolol d. nicardipine 2. Which of the following lab values must be monitored regularly in patients receiving simvastatin? a. hemoglobin and hematocrit b. blood urea nitrogen and creatinine c. liver function tests d. creatine kinase 3. Which of these medicationsdoesn'tdecrease mortality from heart failure? a. beta-blockers b. angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors c. angiotensin-receptor blockers d. digoxin 4. Which of the following may increase fluid retention in patients with heart failure? a. ibuprofen b. irbesartan c. eplerenone d. digoxin 5. When you care for a patient with atrial fibrillation, which of these medications would you expect to administer? a. lidocaine b. diltiazem c. carvedilol d. amlodipine 6. Which of the followingdoesn'trequire a loading dose? a. amiodarone b.

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