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A nurse takes an adult patient’s blood pressure and determines it to be normal. What reading did the nurse obtain?
A65-year-old male presents for a routine checkup. A blood pressure check reveals a systolic pressure of 160 mm Hg and a diastolic pressure of 70 mm Hg. Which of the following is the most likely cause of this type of pressure elevation?
A52-year-old male is diagnosed with primary hypertension. He has no other health problems. Present treatment would cause the nurse to anticipate administering which drug to the patient?
A55-year-old female has undiagnosed hypertension. She presents to her primary care provider reporting impaired vision and chronic edema. Lab tests reveal that she also has renal insufficiency. While planning care, the nurse realizes the most likely cause for these findings is:
A nurse monitors the patient for _____ when rapid onset of malignant hypertension results.
When a nurse checks the patient for orthostatic hypotension, what did the nurse have the patient do?
A50-year-old male is diagnosed with orthostatic hypotension. Which of the following symptoms would he most likely experience?
A60-year-old male is diagnosed with cerebral aneurysm. Where does the nurse suspect the cerebral aneurysm is located?
What term should the nurse document for a detached blood clot?
A28-year-old female presents with severe chest pain and shortness of breath. She is diagnosed with pulmonary embolism, which most likely originated from the:
Individuals with Raynaud disease need to be counseled to avoid which of the following conditions to prevent severe symptoms?
A75-year-old obese female presents to her primary care provider reporting edema in the lower extremities. Physical exam reveals that she has varicose veins.Upon performing the history, which of the following is a possible cause for the varicose veins?
A52-year-old male presents with pooling of blood in the veins of the lower extremities and edema. The diagnosis is chronic venous insufficiency, and an expected assessment finding of this disorder is:
While planning care for a patient with superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS), which principle should the nurse remember? SVCS is a progressive _____ of the superior vena cava (SVC) that leads to venous distention of the upper extremities and head.
A50-year-old male with a 30-year history of smoking was diagnosed with bronchogenic cancer. He developed edema and venous distention in the upper extremities and face. Which of the following diagnosis will the nurse observe on the chart?
A56-year-old male is diagnosed with coronary artery disease. Which of the following modifiable risk factors would the nurse suggest the patient change?
A50-year-old obese male with hypertension and coronary artery disease visits a nutritionist for food counseling. He has an elevated level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and a low level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL). Which of the following should the nurse advise him to avoid?
When a patient asks the nurse what is the most common cause of myocardial ischemia,which statement is the correct response? The most common cause of myocardial ischemia is:
A51-year-old male presents with recurrent chest pain on exertion. He is diagnosed with angina pectoris. When he asks what causes the pain, how should the nurse respond? The pain occurs when:
A62-year-old male presents to his primary care provider reporting chest pain at rest and with exertion. He does not have a history of coronary artery disease and reports that the pain often occurs at night. He is most likely experiencing which type of angina?
A49-year-old male presents to his primary care provider reporting chest pain.EKG reveals ST elevation. He is diagnosed with myocardial ischemia. Which of the following interventions would be most beneficial?
A68-year-old male presents to the ER reporting chest pain. He has a history of stable angina that now appears to be unstable. He most likely has:
A60-year-old female had a myocardial infarction. She was brought to the hospital30 minutes later. She survived, but now the nurse is providing care for impaired ventricular function because:
A28-year-old female presents to the ER reporting severe chest pain that worsens with respirations or lying down. She has a fever, tachycardia, and a friction rub. Based upon the assessment findings, the nurse determines the patient is experiencing:
A56-year-old male presents to his primary care provider for a checkup. Physical exam reveals edema, hepatomegaly, and muffled heart sounds. Which of the following is of greatest concern to the nurse?
A42-year-old female is diagnosed with constrictive pericarditis. The nurse assesses the blood pressure for decreased cardiac output because of:
Many valvular stenosis and regurgitation disorders in adults have a common etiology.Which of the following conditions should alert the nurse that the patient may have both types of valve dysfunction?
While planning care, the nurse remembers which principle? In valvular _____, the valve opening is constricted and narrowed because the valve leaflets, or cusps,fail to open completely.
A72-year-old female has a history of hypertension and atherosclerosis. An echocardiogram reveals back flow of blood into the left ventricle. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis documented on the chart?
Upon assessment of the patient, the nurse finds a widened pulse pressure and throbbing peripheral pulses. Which valve disorder does the nurse suspect?
A35-year-old male presents with pulmonary hypertension. Testing reveals he is in right heart failure. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis the nurse will see listed on the chart?
A nurse recalls the most common cardiac valve disease in the United States, which tends to be most prevalent in young women, is:
A10-year-old male presents with fever, lymphadenopathy, arthralgia, and nosebleeds. He is diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease. When a staff member asks what caused the disease, what is the nurse's most correct response? The most likely cause of this disease is:
A10-year-old male presents with fever, lymphadenopathy, arthralgia, and nosebleeds. He is diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease. While planning care,which characteristic changes should the nurse remember?
A nurse is teaching staff about endocarditis. Which information should the nurse include?Inflammatory cells have difficulty limiting the colonization of micro organismsin infective endocarditis because the:
Which characteristic changes should the nurse keep in mind while caring for a patient with left heart failure? As left heart failure progresses:
A65-year-old male with a history of untreated hypertension is now experiencing left heart failure. A nurse recalls his untreated hypertension led to:
A59-year-old female is diagnosed with left ventricular failure. If a decrease in kidney perfusion occurs, the nurse knows this would ultimately cause:
When a patient with left heart failure starts to have a cough and dyspnea, which principle should the nurse remember? Pulmonary symptoms, common to left heart failure, are a result of:
A73-year-old female has increased pulmonary pressure resulting in right heart failure. The nurse should monitor for a possible complication because a potential cause for her heart to fail is:
A65-year-old male is diagnosed with chronic pulmonary disease and elevated pulmonary vascular resistance. Which of the following heart failures should the nurse assess for in this patient?
A72-year-old female has a history of right heart failure caused by a right ventricular myocardial infarction. Which of the following symptoms a respecifically related to her right heart failure?
Which condition should cause the nurse to assess for high-output failure in a patient?
When a person is in shock, a nurse remembers impairment in cellular metabolism is caused by:
One consequence of switching from aerobic to anaerobic cellular metabolism during shock states is:
A nurse is planning care for a patient in shock. Which principle should the nurse remember? During shock states, glucose uptake is usually:
A50-year-old male was admitted to the intensive care unit with a diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (MI). He is being treated for shock. His cardiopulmonary symptoms include low blood pressure, tachycardia, and tachypnea. His skin is pale and cool. The primary cause of his shock is most likely:
An82-year-old female was admitted to the hospital with confusion and severe hypotension. Her body’s compensatory mechanisms are increased heart rate,vaso constriction, and movement of large volumes of interstitial fluid to the vascular compartment. What kind of shock does the nurse suspect the patient is experiencing?
A27-year-old male is admitted to a neurologic unit with a complete C-5 spinal cord transection. On initial assessment, he is bradycardic, hypotensive, and hyperventilating. He appears to be going into shock. The most likely mechanism of his shock is:
What factors make a patient prone to neurogenic shock? Neurogenic shock can be caused by any factor that inhibits the:
A15-year-old male who is allergic to peanuts eats a peanut butter cup. He then goes into anaphylactic shock. Which assessment findings will the nurse assessfor?
A nurse is teaching a patient about anaphylactic shock. Which information should the nurse include? The onset of anaphylactic shock is usually:
A20-year-old female is being admitted to the hospital with fever and septic shock. Which set of assessment findings would the nurse expect the patient to exhibit?
The hypotensive state seen in septic shock can lead to:
Which patient is most prone to multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS)? In a patient with:
Which organ should the nurse monitor closely since it is often the first to fail inpatients with multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS)?
Which of the following findings in the patient with Raynaud disease would indicate a need for further teaching?
Which of the following lab tests will the nurse check to help diagnose heart failure and provide insight into its severity?
A patient has been researching cardiac cells on the internet. Which information indicates the patient has a good understanding? Cardiac cells can withstand ischemic conditions for _____ minutes before irreversible cell injury occurs.
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