NSG 6001 Final Exam Study Guide

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NSG 6001 Final Exam Study Guide

Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  1. Know the causes of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. P493
  2. Understand risk factors for abdominal aortic aneurysm. P494
  3. Development of AAA
  4. AAA expansion
  5. AAA rupture
  6. Know the symptoms of an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
  7. AAA is an important clinical diagnosis because it is associated with considerable risk of rupture and death as the aneurysm enlarges to a diameter of more than 5.0cm (1.96 inches).
Symptoms
  1. Symptom and sign of a ruptured AAA
  2. classic diagnostic triad of ruptured AAA is hypotension (42%), pulsatile abdominal mass (91%), and abdominal pain (58%) or back pain (70%). The triad is encountered in only 50% of patients with a ruptured AAA. Ruptured AAAs should be suspected in any patient who comes in with complaints of hypotension and atypical abdominal or back pain symptoms
  3. What is a Saccular Abdominal Aneurysm?
  4. What are the risks for abdominal aortic aneurysm?
Diagnostic Testing for CAD
  1. Why is CT imaging limited in women? P492
  2. Can ischemic changes on an ECG during or after an ETT correlate to the effected artery or arteries?
  3. What diagnostic test is used for CAD? P488
  4. Exercise Tolerance Test
  5. What defines a positive exercise echocardiogram?
  6. .Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  7. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  8. Exercise Echocardiography
  9. Understand the coronary flow related to CAD.
  10. What is the best reason to add a Doppler flow studies during an echocardiogram study?
  11. What changes would you see during an ETT that are highly predictive of CAD? P489
  12. What is an Isometric ST-segment during exercise caused by? P488
  13. Where would you measure the J point located on an ECG in relation to the QRS and ST-segment depression after an exercise stress test? P488
  14. Why would you order an ETT in a symptomatic woman with a normal ECG?
  15. What predictive value does a significant ST-segment elevation have for CAD? p488
  16. What physiological changes occur during effort in the routine ETT? nsg 6001 final exam
  17. What does an abnormal left ventricular ejection fraction on an echocardiogram mean for a patient during an ETT? P490
  18. Know the reasons for using the risk stratification according to the Farmingham risk score to justify a ETT in an asymptomatic patient.
Heart Failure
  1. Where could you find supporting data for guidelines for prevention of future heart disease? P456
  2. What are the signs of heart failure? p541
  3. Symptoms:
  4. Shortness of breath (dyspnea)
  5. Persistent coughing, bronchospasm, or wheezing-
  6. Edema
Signs
  1. Jugular venous distention:
  2. Crackles, frothy or pink sputum, pleural effusions-
  3. Third heart sound:
  4. Fourth heart sound:
  5. Aortic stenosis:
  6. Mitral regurgitation:
  7. Tricuspid regurgitation:
  8. Hepatomegaly, right upper quadrant tenderness:
  9. Physical Exam:
  10. Ascites, anasarca, or edema:
  11. Physical Exam:
  12. Altered hemodynamics:
  13. Tachycardia:
  14. Displaced point of maximal impulse:
  15. Hypotension, cool extremities:

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