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July 2004, Volume 34 Number 7 , p 73 - 75




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    1. Which of the following arteries primarily feeds the heart's anterior wall?

    1. circumflex artery

    2. internal mammary artery

    3. left anterior descending artery

    4. right coronary artery

    2. While auscultating a client's chest, you hear a murmur at the second left intercostal space along the left sternal border. Which valve area is this?

    1. aortic

    2. mitral

    3. pulmonic

    4. tricuspid

    3. What is the most common complication of a myocardial infarction (MI)?

    1. cardiogenic shock

    2. heart failure

    3. arrhythmias

    4. pericarditis

    4. Which of the following blood components is decreased in anemia?

    1. erythrocytes

    2. granulocytes

    3. leukocytes

    4. platelets

    5. Which of the following are classic symptoms of thrombocytopenia?

    1. weakness and fatigue

    2. dizziness and vomiting

    3. bruising and petechiae

    4. light-headedness and nausea

    6. Which of the following signs and symptoms would a client with tuberculosis (TB) have?

    1. chest and lower-back pain

    2. chills, fever, night sweats, and hemoptysis

    3. fever of more than 104° F (40° C) and nausea

    4. headache and photophobia

    7. A 66-year-old client has marked dyspnea at rest, is thin, and uses accessory muscles to breathe. He's tachypneic, with a prolonged expiratory phase. He has no cough. He leans forward with his arms braced on his knees to support his chest and shoulders for breathing. This client has signs and symptoms of which of the following respiratory disorders?

    1. acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)

    2. asthma

    3. chronic bronchitis

    4. emphysema

    8. Which of the following respiratory disorders is most common in the first 24 to 48 hours after surgery?

    1. ...

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