Ch07 - Chapter 7 Cardiac Emergencies and Unconscious...

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Chapter 7 Cardiac Emergencies and Unconscious Choking OBJECTIVE 1: IDENTIFY THE LINKS IN THE CARDIAC CHAIN-OF- SURVIVAL. Class: Recall, Difficulty: Average 1. List the four links in the Cardiac Chain-of-Survival. Early recognition and early access Early CPR Early defibrillation Early advanced medical care OBJECTIVE 2: LIST THE SIGNALS OF A HEART ATTACK FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN. Class: Recall, Difficulty: Easy 2. True or false: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. True Class: Recall, Difficulty: Average 3. A heart attack usually results from— a. Hereditary traits. b. Sudden traumatic injury. c. Cardiovascular disease. d. Poor lifestyle choices. Class: Recall, Difficulty: Average 4. Atherosclerosis is— a. The build-up of fatty deposits on the inner walls of arteries. b. A congenital defect in the vessels around the heart. c. A condition that develops relatively quickly. d. Only caused by eating overly rich foods and not exercising enough. Class: Recall, Difficulty: Average
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5. The most prominent signal of a heart attack is— a. Chest pain that comes and goes. b. Dizziness. c. Persistent chest pain or discomfort. d. Pain felt in the leg. Class: Synthesize, Difficulty: Average 6. A middle-aged man was playing tennis when he suddenly felt a pain in his chest. He stopped playing and the pain went away after a short while. Since the man had recently eaten a large meal, he assumed that the pain was just indigestion. What is most likely to have caused the pain? a. Angina pectoris b. A heart attack c. Gas and bloating d. A pulled chest muscle Class: Analyze, Difficulty: Average 7. A person tells you that he is experiencing severe pain in his chest. You think that he might be having a heart attack, but want to rule out angina pectoris or some other cause (such as an upset stomach, gas or muscular strain). What other information might help you decide? The duration of the pain (short or long). If the pain is felt elsewhere (where and in what intensity). If the person is taking any medication (and if the medication has helped reduce the pain). If the pain is reduced when the person rests. Class: Interpret, Difficulty: Hard 8. Pain from a heart attack results from— a. Too much blood being circulated through the heart. b. The vessels around the heart constricting into spasm. c. Psychosomatic fears on the part of the victim. d. The heart not getting the oxygen that it needs. Class: Recall, Difficulty: Average 9. Chest pain or pressure that comes and goes at different times is sometimes called—
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a. Cardiac arrest. b. Angina pectoris. c. Cardiovascular discomfort. d. Atherosclerotic injury. Class: Recall, Difficulty: Average 10. True or false: Most people who die from a heart attack do so within 1 to 2 hours after the first signals appear. True
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2008 for the course HLTH 2120 taught by Professor Bryant during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Southern University .

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Ch07 - Chapter 7 Cardiac Emergencies and Unconscious...

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