ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Cardiovascular System Study For NCLEX, Questions and Review

Updated on October 12, 2012

Pass NCLEX

I have compiled the heart of the NCLEX test here, and on some of the links below. Please study this information, and you will be sure to pass the NCLEX exam the first time.

There are a lot of books available and the only ones I can recommend are the sylvsteri, Exam Cram and the ATI, if you like DVD's.

The reason I suggest buying one of them is to get used to practice questions. Practicing the questions every day is a great way to prepare for this exam. As far as content goes, just review these pages or look into the ATI.

Cardiovascular System

Diagnostic Procedures

Thallium Stress Test

-Studies the myocardium uptake and elimination of the isotope to determine tissue damage. Damaaged Myocardium tissue retains the isotope longer.

Exercise Stress Testing- analysis EKG, BP, PR during a thread mill exercise.

EXERCISE = Increases cardiac work load=myocardial hypoxemia- depression of ST segments, exercise intolerance.

Holter Monitor- used to evaluate heart rate and rhythm in a given period of time.

Arteriosclerosis- is the hardening and narrowing of the arteries. Atherosclerosis is the thickening of plague in the blood vessels.

ASSESSMENTS; A Transient Ischemic Attack, HTN, Angina

Nursing Care; low calorie, cholesterol and fat diet. Vasodilators

CARE Of The Patient with HTN:

daily weight, I&O, electrolytes, medications, ischemic episodes, monitor for complications of 4 C's Coronary Artery Disease, Chronic Renal Failure. and CHF- Cerebro Vascular Accident

Coronary Artery Disease: is the impaired blood circulation to the heart muscle causing tissue damage.

ASSESSMENTS: ECG, Holter Monitor, Angiogram, serum enzymes and isoemzymes- SGOT, LDH, CPK



Angina Pectoris (severe chest pain)

Common symptom of coronary artery disease. Caused by lack of adequate blood supply to the myocardium.

ASSESSMENTS: tachycardia, substernal chest pain, dyspnea, anxiety , radiation of pain to the jaw or extremity, indigestion

Management: planned rest periods, vasodilating drugs, stress management, relief of chest pain, dietary restriction of fat and cholesterol.

Nursing care: Provide emotional support and assurance, educate family about diet and drug therapy, relief of pain - nitroglycerin sublingual (gr.1/150)

Myocardial Infarcion (heart attack)

reduction or occlusion of arterial blood flow to a portion of the myocardium often leads to necrosis to that portion.

ASSESSMENTS; arrhythmias, SOB, CRUSHING or TIGHTNESS @ substernal chest pain, anxiety, unrelieved by nitroglycerin SL

MANAGEMENT; monitor for cardiac arrhythmias, analgesic drugs to relieve pain, 02 relieve respiratory distress, vassopressor drugs to prevent cardiogenic shock, bedrest to progressive activity, pacemaker

NURSING CARE FOCUS: pain relief, adequate bedrest, avoid straining activities, administer and monitor oxygen.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Skarlet profile imageAUTHOR

      Skarlet 

      6 years ago from California

      Yes, the stress is what really hurts.

      But I remember the method I used that really helped. I just read this kind of material and put in on flash cards, because the questions make you know more than facts, but to relate them to assessments, and symptoms, ect.

      The book that I liked best was Exam Cram, because it was the closest thing to the NCLEX.

    • Vampsdes profile image

      Vampsdes 

      6 years ago from Missouri, US

      When I took the NCLEX, I did buy some prep books for it. It helped a lot. I don't think there's anything that can fully prepare for the stress of actually sitting down and taking the NCLEX that you've prepared years for. But getting books that offer sample test questions really does help. They are formatted in the same way and many questions you see are similar. I definitely recommend getting some study material. Voted up!

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      I am not an expert in this area, nor a practicing professional, but it looks like you have posted some very helpful information for those who need the great advice.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)