Nursing Pharmacology Practice Questions – Cardiovascular

Welcome to your Nursing Pharmacology Practice Questions - Cardiovascular

Lisinopril Electrolytes

Lisinopril is most likely to affect what electrolyte?

Bradycardia and Hypotension ADRs

Which medication can cause bradycardia and hypotension?

Frequently Dosed BP Medication

Which blood pressure medication is usually dosed multiple times per day?

Peripheral Edema Case

Upon initial assessment of a patient with severe hypertension, they report having troublesome edema. Which medication is most likely to cause peripheral edema?

Beers Criteria Medication

Which blood pressure medication is on the Beers list?

Pregnancy and Hypertension

Which medication is preferred for treating hypertension in pregnancy?

Contraindicated in Pregnancy

Ms. Jackson is a 33-year-old obese female who has just found out she is pregnant. She has hypertension and is treated with hydralazine, amlodipine, and enalapril. Which of her medications would be of highest importance to stop given her pregnancy?

Pulse Monitoring

You have recently performed vital signs on your patient and the pulse is reported at 52 beats per minute. Which medication would run the highest risk of contributing to bradycardia?

Refractory Hypertension - Spironolactone

One of your patients has recently started on spironolactone for resistant hypertension. Which combination of side effects should your patient be monitored for?

MOA Hypertension Medications

Which medication would work primarily by blocking sodium reabsorption in the distal convoluted tubule and causing an increase in diuresis?

Compelling Indication For Heart Failure

Which medication has a compelling indication for treating heart failure?

Labs and CHF

Which lab can help indicate a heart failure exacerbation?

Digoxin Monitoring

Which of the following monitoring parameters would be important for a nurse to assess on a routine basis for a patient taking digoxin?

Amiodarone Interaction

JF is a 54-year-old male with atrial fibrillation and is taking amiodarone. Which of the following medications does amiodarone have known interactions with?

Most Common Arrhythmia

Which of the following is the most common type of arrhythmia?

QT Prolongation Case

LP is a 65-year-old female in the emergency room with complaints of heart palpitations and fluttering. An ECG is performed and she is found to have a prolonged QT interval of 554 msec. You review her health history and medication list. Which of the following are risk factors that could be causing LP’s QT prolongation? Select all that apply.

Stroke Risk Factors

Which of the following is not a risk factor for stroke?