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t/f mitral valve prolapse could be asymptomatic or symptomatic. consultation with pts cardiologist is necessary for premedication before instrumentation on mitral vavle prolapse pt
both statements are true
which CVD is also known as silent killer?
the most common artery associated with a myocardial infaction is?
anterior descending branch of the left coronary artery
what is the best choice of drug in emergency situations for angina pectoris
a microbial infection of the inner lining of the heart or heart valves is called?
t/f pt with asymptomatic arrhythmias are treated with medications such as warfarin (coumadin). symptoms are not reliable for determining the severity of an arrhythmia
first statement is false and second is true (pts with SYMPTOMATIC arrhythmias)
what is not recommeded if someone has a pacemaker
have them premedicate before instrumentation (antibiotics are NOT recommended)
t/f 60% of angina attacks are related to atherosclerosis. angina pectoris is chest pain cuased from MI or lack of oxygen to the heart
- first statement is false and the second is true
- 90% not 60%
what is the cardiac disability that arises from reduction or arrest of blood supply to the myocardium. Can be acute or chronic
ischemic heart disease
t/f rheumatic heart disease is known for causing arthritis in the TMJ. Most pts with a history of rheumatic fever have temporary heart valve damage
both statements are false (RHD does not usually involve the TMJ. Most pts have PERMANENT heart valve damage)
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