CRL Quiz 2 2010

1

Which one of the following statements regarding the electrocardiogram (ECG) is NOT CORRECT?


2

Which one of the following statements regarding the regulation of arterial tone is NOT CORRECT?


3

Which one of the following statements regarding blood pressure control is NOT CORRECT?


4

Which one of the following statements regarding blood pressure is NOT CORRECT?


5

A patient in the emergency department is pale, has a low blood pressure and the jugular venous pressure is low. He doesn't have chest pain or shortness of breath. The most likely cause for his presentation is


6

A 54 year old man comes in to clinic and wants to know his risk for having a heart attack in the next 5 years. Which one of the following will most increase his risk?


7

Which one of the following statements about the β-adrenoceptor antagonist atenolol is correct?


8

The anti-anginal vasodilator drug glyceryl trinitrate may be administered as a sublingual tablet or transdermally (via the skin), but not via the oral (swallowed) route because


9

Which one of the following statements about digitalis glycosides is NOT CORRECT?


10

Which one of the following side effects may be seen after administration of a thiazide diuretic?


11

A patient dies some time after suffering a myocardial infarct. At autopsy you see granulation tissue growing into the edges of the necrotic muscle. This tells you the patient survived how long after the infarct before dying?


12

A patient is admitted to hospital with severe hypertension (their arterial blood pressure is 260/150 mmHg). They die several days later. At autopsy which one of the following changes would you expect to see either macroscopically or down the microscope?


13

Aortic dissection (dissecting thrombus) typically DOES NOT occur in the setting of severe and widespread atherosclerosis because


14

You have performed a fitness test at your gym that involved cycling on an exercise bike. Each minute the work load has been increased. After 8 minutes you have reached your maximum exercise capacity (VO2 max) and you stop cycling, because of breathlessness and fatigue in your legs. Which one of the following statements is most correct?


15

A patient undergoing replacement of the mitral valve with a metal prosthetic valve is treated initially with heparin, and later commences warfarin therapy. Which one of the following statements best describes the therapeutic rationale underpinning this therapeutic protocol?