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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Heart Failure & Valvular Diseases NCLEX Practice | Quiz #4: 50 Questions
Test your knowledge about heart failure nursing care management in this fourth set of NCLEX practice questions for cardiovascular disorders.
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Question 1 of 50
Which of the following actions is the first priority of care for a client exhibiting signs and symptoms of coronary artery disease?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 50
Medical treatment of coronary artery disease includes which of the following procedures?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 50
Which of the following is the most common symptom of myocardial infarction (MI)?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 50
Which of the following symptoms is the most likely origin of pain the client described as knifelike chest pain that increases in intensity with inspiration?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 50
Which of the following blood tests is most indicative of cardiac damage?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 50
What is the primary reason for administering morphine to a client with an MI?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 50
Which of the following conditions is most commonly responsible for myocardial infarction?CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 50
Which of the following complications is indicated by a third heart sound (S3)?CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 50
After an anterior wall myocardial infarction, which of the following problems is indicated by auscultation of crackles in the lungs?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 50
What is the first intervention for a client experiencing MI?CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 50
Which of the following classes of medications protects the ischemic myocardium by blocking catecholamines and sympathetic nerve stimulation?CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 50
What is the most common complication of an MI?CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 50
With which of the following disorders is jugular vein distention most prominent?CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 50
Toxicity from which of the following medications may cause a client to see a green-yellow halo around lights?CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 50
Which of the following symptoms is most commonly associated with left-sided heart failure?CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 50
In which of the following disorders would the nurse expect to assess sacral edema in a bedridden client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 50
Which of the following symptoms might a client with right-sided heart failure exhibit?CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 50
Which of the following classes of medications maximizes cardiac performance in clients with heart failure by increasing ventricular contractility?CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 50
Stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system produces which of the following responses?CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 50
Which of the following conditions is most closely associated with weight gain, nausea, and a decrease in urine output?CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 50
Which of the following heart muscle diseases is unrelated to other cardiovascular diseases?CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 50
Which of the following types of cardiomyopathy can be associated with childbirth?CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 50
Septal involvement occurs in which type of cardiomyopathy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 50
Which of the following recurring conditions most commonly occurs in clients with cardiomyopathy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 50
Dyspnea, cough, expectoration, weakness, and edema are classic signs and symptoms of which of the following conditions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 50
In which of the following types of cardiomyopathy does cardiac output remain normal?CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 50
Which of the following cardiac conditions does a fourth heart sound (S4) indicate?CorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 50
Which of the following classes of drugs is most widely used in the treatment of cardiomyopathy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 50
If medical treatments fail, which of the following invasive procedures is necessary for treating cardiomyopathy?CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 50
Which of the following conditions is associated with a predictable level of pain that occurs as a result of physical or emotional stress?CorrectIncorrect
Question 31 of 50
Which of the following types of angina is most closely related with an impending MI?CorrectIncorrect
Question 32 of 50
Which of the following conditions is the predominant cause of angina?CorrectIncorrect
Question 33 of 50
Which of the following tests is used most often to diagnose angina?CorrectIncorrect
Question 34 of 50
Which of the following results is the primary treatment goal for angina?CorrectIncorrect
Question 35 of 50
Which of the following interventions should be the first priority when treating a client experiencing chest pain while walking?CorrectIncorrect
Question 36 of 50
Myocardial oxygen consumption increases as which of the following parameters increase?CorrectIncorrect
Question 37 of 50
Which of the following positions would best aid breathing for a client with acute pulmonary edema?CorrectIncorrect
Question 38 of 50
Which of the following blood gas abnormalities is initially most suggestive of pulmonary edema?CorrectIncorrect
Question 39 of 50
Which of the following is a compensatory response to decreased cardiac output?CorrectIncorrect
Question 40 of 50
Which of the following actions is the appropriate initial response to a client coughing up pink, frothy sputum?CorrectIncorrect
Question 41 of 50
Which of the following terms describes the force against which the ventricle must expel blood?CorrectIncorrect
Question 42 of 50
Acute pulmonary edema caused by heart failure is usually a result of damage to which of the following areas of the heart?CorrectIncorrect
Question 43 of 50
An 18-year-old client who recently had an URI is admitted with suspected rheumatic fever. Which assessment findings confirm this diagnosis?CorrectIncorrect
Question 44 of 50
A client admitted with angina complains of severe chest pain and suddenly becomes unresponsive. After establishing unresponsiveness, which of the following actions should the nurse take first?CorrectIncorrect
Question 45 of 50
A 55-year-old client is admitted with an acute inferior-wall myocardial infarction. During the admission interview, he says he stopped taking his metoprolol (Lopressor) 5 days ago because he was feeling better. Which of the following nursing diagnoses takes priority for this client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 46 of 50
A client comes into the E.R. with acute shortness of breath and a cough that produces pink, frothy sputum. Admission assessment reveals crackles and wheezes, a BP of 85/46, a HR of 122 BPM, and a respiratory rate of 38 breaths/minute. The client’s medical history included DM, HTN, and heart failure. Which of the following disorders should the nurse suspect?CorrectIncorrect
Question 47 of 50
The nurse coming on duty receives the report from the nurse going off duty. Which of the following clients should the on-duty nurse assess first?CorrectIncorrect
Question 48 of 50
When developing a teaching plan for a client with endocarditis, which of the following points is most essential for the nurse to include?CorrectIncorrect
Question 49 of 50
A nurse is conducting a health history with a client with a primary diagnosis of heart failure. Which of the following disorders reported by the client is unlikely to play a role in exacerbating the heart failure?CorrectIncorrect
Question 50 of 50
A nurse is preparing for the admission of a client with heart failure who is being sent directly to the hospital from the physician’s office. The nurse would plan on having which of the following medications readily available for use?CorrectIncorrect
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25 thoughts on “Cardiovascular Disorders NCLEX Practice Questions (220 Questions)”
Hi, thank you for these practice NCLEX styled questions! I am currently taking the “Hypertension & Coronary Artery Disease NCLEX Practice Exam #3” and one of the rationale boxes for both the incorrect and correct answers does not seem to correlate with the question nor the answer choices. The question was asking about the most important long term goal for a hypertensive patient. I was wondering is there any way to trouble shoot this so I could receive the correlating rationales? Thank you.
Hi Kat, this has been corrected. Thank you for letting us know :) Good luck!
Thank you for letting me to do this exam I hope to do very well
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Thanks a lot i learned many thing it is helpful for us
Hi Matt! I am very thankful for your help. God bless and may the good Lord continue to shower you with more blessings for your generosity.
These practice tests would help me pass the NCLEX exam.
Thank you so much Matt! These practice tests have been very helpful!
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I play with this every now and then until I finally could come out with this score, am so… looking forward to one day becoming a RN. Thanks for this educative platform
Question 18 about a 56 year old lady having chest pains while climbing stairs to her friend’s house. Some other classmates and I agree that she should probably not take a nitro tablet right before climbing the stairs because she could have a significant drop in BP, get dizzy, and fall down the stairs. We are instructed to always educate the patient to sit down before taking a nitro tablet for safety and to take caution when standing after. Other than that question, these are great and go along with my current nursing exam.
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Thank you for sharing these mind juggling practice questions. I’m preparing for the NCLEX and I use this platform to gauge my understanding in various topics.
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Very challenge but good since one is forced to think critically.
I love this site. It’s intuitive and helps provide great challenging questions with in-depth rationales. That I, as a nurse educator, love reading! Great job!
Thanks so much for your kind words, Jesi!
For question no 48, I think Cardiac tamponade includes jugular vein distention decreased urine output, not increased urine output as indicated in your answers. Can you please, revisit question no 48 and give more clarification on the answers? Thank you so much. I have learned a lot in this chapter. -Nonye.
Hi Nonye, thanks for bringing this up. I have corrected the choices. Thanks again!
Question 26 on exam 4:
Correct Answer: B. Hypertrophic
Cardiac output isn’t affected by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy because the size of the ventricle remains relatively unchanged.
I thought hypertrophic cardiomyopathy leads to decreased filling (diastolic failure) which would then result in decreased stroke volume and thus decreased cardiac output?
Aspirin is an Antiplatelet drug.
Thank you so much for this!! I appreciate it so much, especially the detailed rationales. Also, I just want to note that I don’t think the Schilling test is used anymore for question 9 and 10? Just in case you want to update, but I might be wrong. Much love!!
Hello, Nitroglycerin administer during MI attack pattern is changed.
I love practicing on the questions above and the rational is completely understand.
We were taught to call for help/call code then initate CPR if we are the first person for V. Fib and someone else would bring the AED. Is that just a nursing school thing?