Welcome to your NCLEX reviewer and practice questions quiz for cardiovascular system disorders. This NCLEX nursing test bank tests your competence in the nursing care and management of patients with dysrhythmias, hematological disorders, hypertension, coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, heart failure, and peripheral vascular diseases.
Cardiac Disorders Nursing Test Bank
Here are the NCLEX practice questions for cardiovascular system disorders. This nursing test bank set includes 220 NCLEX-style practice questions that cover topics like dysrhythmias, EKG interpretation, heart failure, myocardial infarction, hematologic disorders, and more. Use these questions to help you review for cardiovascular system disorders and as an alternative to Quizlet.
All questions on this set are updated to give you the most challenging questions, along with insightful rationales to reinforce learning.
Quizzes included in this guide are:
- Dysrhythmias & EKG Interpretation NCLEX Practice | Quiz #1: 20 Questions
- Hematologic Disorders and Anemia NCLEX Practice | Quiz #2: 50 Questions
- Hypertension & Coronary Artery Disease NCLEX Practice | Quiz #3: 50 Questions
- Heart Failure & Valvular Diseases NCLEX Practice | Quiz #4: 50 Questions
- Myocardial Infarction & Peripheral Vascular Diseases NCLEX Practice | Quiz #5: 50 Questions
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Dysrhythmias & EKG Interpretation NCLEX Practice | Quiz #1: 20 Questions
All NCLEX practice questions in this set are related to dysrhythmias and EKG interpretation, including questions related to cardiovascular surgery.
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Question 1 of 20
A nurse is assessing an electrocardiogram rhythm strip. The P waves and QRS complexes are regular. The PR interval is 0.16 second, and QRS complexes measure 0.06 second. The overall heart rate is 64 beats per minute. The nurse assesses the cardiac rhythm as:CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 20
A nurse notices frequent artifacts on the ECG monitor for a client whose leads are connected by cable to a console at the bedside. The nurse examines the client to determine the cause. Which of the following items is unlikely to be responsible for the artifact?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 20
A nurse is watching the cardiac monitor and notices that the rhythm suddenly changes. There are no P waves, the QRS complexes are wide, and the ventricular rate is regular but over 100. The nurse determines that the client is experiencing:CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 20
A nurse is viewing the cardiac monitor in a client’s room and notes that the client has just gone into ventricular tachycardia. The client is awake and alert and has good skin color. The nurse would prepare to do which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 20
A nurse is caring for a client with unstable ventricular tachycardia. The nurse instructs the client to do which of the following, if prescribed, during an episode of ventricular tachycardia?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 20
A client is having frequent premature ventricular contractions. A nurse would place a priority on the assessment of which of the following items?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 20
A client has developed atrial fibrillation, which has a ventricular rate of 150 beats per minute. A nurse assesses the client for:CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 20
A nurse is watching the cardiac monitor, and a client’s rhythm suddenly changes. There are no P waves; instead, there are wavy lines. The QRS complexes measure 0.08 second, but they are irregular, with a rate of 120 beats a minute. The nurse interprets this rhythm as:CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 20
A client with rapid rate atrial fibrillation asks a nurse why the physician is going to perform carotid massage. The nurse responds that this procedure may stimulate the:CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 20
A nurse notes that a client with sinus rhythm has a premature ventricular contraction that falls on the T wave of the preceding beat. The client’s rhythm suddenly changes to one with no P waves or definable QRS complexes. Instead, there are coarse wavy lines of varying amplitude. The nurse assesses this rhythm to be:CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 20
While caring for a client who has sustained an MI, the nurse notes eight PVCs in one minute on the cardiac monitor. The client is receiving an IV infusion of D5W and oxygen at 2 L/minute. The nurse’s first course of action should be to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 20
The adaptations of a client with complete heart block would most likely include:CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 20
A client with a bundle branch block is on a cardiac monitor. The nurse should expect to observe:CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 20
When ventricular fibrillation occurs in a CCU, the first person reaching the client should:CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 20
What criteria should the nurse use to determine normal sinus rhythm for a client on a cardiac monitor? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 20
When auscultating the apical pulse of a client who has atrial fibrillation, the nurse would expect to hear a rhythm that is characterized by:CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 20
Atherosclerosis impedes coronary blood flow by which of the following mechanisms?CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 20
A paradoxical pulse occurs in a client who had a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery two (2) days ago. Which of the following surgical complications should the nurse suspect?CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 20
After cardiac surgery, a client’s blood pressure measures 126/80. The nurse determines that the mean arterial pressure (MAP) is which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 20
A woman with severe mitral stenosis and mitral regurgitation has a pulmonary artery catheter inserted. The physician orders pulmonary artery pressure monitoring, including pulmonary capillary wedge pressures. The purpose of this is to help assess the:CorrectIncorrect
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