2. Question :What are the most common symptoms caused by tachyarrhythmias?

1.Question :More than half of all cardiac arrhythmias involve the atria.

2. Question :What are the most common symptoms caused by tachyarrhythmias?

3.Question :For women with known CAD and diabetes, which is most appropriate to assess CAD risk?

4.Question :Of the following, which is the best answer when asked for an advantage of echocardiogram exercise testing over thallium stress testing?

5.Question :Your patient has uncomplicated pyelonephritis. In deciding your recommended treatment, you consider the most common pathogenic reason for this diagnosis. What pathogen accounts for the majority of pyelonephritis?

6.Question :What purpose does the principle of fidelity serve in the provider/patient relationship?

7.Question :In CAD, after both systolic and diastolic dysfunction have occurred, the typical pattern of chest pain and related EKG changes occur. During an EKG, you should expect to see ST-segment and T-wave changes that are central to demonstration of ischemia occurring relatively late in the ischemic cascade. Is this true or false?

8.Question :The leads on the ECG showing ischemic changes during or immediately after an ETT can correlate roughly to the culprit artery or arteries with significant CAD. Is this true or false?

9.Question :Skin cancer is the most common malignant neoplasm in males in the US. What is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men greater than 50 years of age?

10.Question :What ECG changes can reduce the specificity of the ETT?

11.Question :You have confirmed that your patient does indeed have an abdominal aortic aneurysm. In teaching your patient about symptoms to report immediately to the vascular surgeon, you instruct the patient to report which of the following?

12.Question :What is one of the common causes of a Saccular Abdominal Aneurysm?

13.Question :The diagnostic accuracy of stress testing is decreased among women compared to men for what reasons?

14.Question :Population disease management is a term used to describe:

15.Question :You receive a report back on the suspected abdominal aortic aneurysm for your patient. It confirms your suspicion of AAA. The report describes the aneurysm as a symmetric weakness of the entire circumference of the aorta. You know that this form of aneurysm is referred to as what kind of aneurysm?

16.Question :Your practice partner just ordered an exercise echocardiography 2DE for a patient with suspected cardiovascular risk. This patient has known resting wall motion abnormalities. Why would this not be the best test to assess this patient’s cardiac risk?

17.Question :Your 60-year old male patient arrives for his appointment. He complains of general malaise and fever over the past several days with low back pain. He also states that he is getting up at night more often to urinate and never feels his bladder is completely empty. What differential diagnosis should you consider in this patient?

18.Question :We all know that collaboration is integral to becoming a successful nurse practitioner. Among collaborations, however, only one can be considered as the most important. While each example below is important, which is the most important collaboration? The one that occurs:

19.Question :The sensitivity of a routine ETT is effort dependent. What physiological changes occur during effort in the routine ETT?

20.Question :A 47-year old female with general complaints of fatigue and shortness of breath shows up in your clinic as a referral from another nurse practitioner. Several blood tests and chest x-rays have been completed without any diagnosis or outstanding abnormalities. You decide to order an ETT despite the fact that the recent ECG does not show any abnormalities. From the answers below, which would be the best answer to support your decision?

21.Question :Your patient underwent an exercise stress test for CAD. There is significant elevation of the ST-segment. What do you need to know about these changes to manage your patient’s care?

22.Question :When there is a consequential loss of structural integrity of the abdominal aorta, the resulting issue is what condition?

23.Question :You see a 60-year old African American male in your clinic with a recent diagnosis of hypertension. He asks you what he should restrict in his diet, and is particularly interested in limiting his sodium intake. What amount of sodium intake would you recommend on a daily basis for this patient?

24.Question :Why would inability to exercise reduce the specificity of the routine ETT?

25.Question :By standard criteria, how is a positive stress test defined?


26.Question :What are the two types of bradycardia recognized by the American Heart Association?

27.Question :You see a 75-year old female in your clinic today complaining of urinary incontinence. She is otherwise healthy based upon her last visit. She states that her mother told her this would happen someday because it happens to every woman at some age. What would you tell this patient?

28.Question :What do you know regarding ischemia that is confined to only the posterior and or lateral segments of the left ventricle?

29.Question :What three conditions definitely alter the results of echocardiography in determining CAD?

30.Question :Specifically, when is an ETT considered to be negative?

31.Question :All patients, even is asymptomatic, require risk stratification according to the Farmingham risk score. At present, ACC/AHA guidelines, however, do not normally support stress tests for asymptomatic patients without addiitonal justification. From the list below, what could be used to justify a ETT in an asymptomatic patient?

32.Question :BPH is not a risk factor for Prostate cancer. Is this statement true or false?

33.Question :Spread of genital herpes only occurs during the time period with active lesions. Is this statement true or false?

34.Question :Abdominal aortic aneurysms are often asymptomatic. What percent of AAA’s are discovered in asymptomatic patients?

35.Question :Improvements in the delivery and management of healthcare are necessary if we are to improve the overall health of this nation’s population. Which of the following are identified in your readings as strategic in the movement to improve the healthcare system?

36.Question :What are the two main types of heart failure?

37.Question :The majority of all strokes are non-ischemic. Is this statement true or false?

38.Question :When a murmur is first heard, it is important to determine if it is due to a pathological condition or benign. For an experienced practitioner, it is always easy to determine the cause of a murmur merely by listening to the sound. Is this statement true or false?

39.Question :Maintenance of an Isometric ST-segment during exercise is the response of?

40.Question :The goal of self-management is to specifically do what?

… 60.Question :What are the most common mechanisms to produce cardiac arrhythmias?