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LISSI GARCIA
PERIOD # 5
12/01/2010
EKG PRACTICE QUESTIONS
1. Which of the following statements is false about an EKG? a) Is a graphical presentation of heart electricity over time. b) Is used to reflect underlying heart conditions by measuring the non-electrical activity of the heart. c) EKG leads are attached to the body while the patient lies flat on a bed or table. 2. An EKG evaluates:

a) Injuries to the heart muscle.
b) The pacemakers and conductive system function.
c) The response toward medication.
d) All of the above.
3. An electrode:
a) is a paper, plastic or metal sensor placed on the patient’s skin on a specific location and transmits it to the cable. b) is a wire that connects the leads to the EKG machine.
c) is a recorded tracing of the heart electricity from one or two cables that provide a specific view of the heart. 4. A cable:
a) is a paper, plastic or metal sensor placed on the patient’s skin on a specific location. b) is a recorded tracing of the heart electricity from one or two electrodes that provide a specific view of the heart. c) is a wire that connects the electrode to the EKG machine.

Answer question 5-7 depending on the 6 second-strip below.

5. What is the rhythm: .
6. What is the rate: . 7. QRS complex:
a) 0.06 bpm
b) 0.04 bpm
c) 0.12 bpm
d) 0.08 bpm
8. When checking the heart rate on a six second strip, counting the R waves represent: a) Contractions of the heart.
b) Atrial and ventricular heart rate.
c) Atrial heart rate.
d) Ventricular heart rate.
9. The term tachycardia means the heart rate is:
a) Greater than 100 beats per minute.
b) Less than 100 beats per minute.
c) Greater than 60 beats per minute.
d) Less than 60 beats per minute.
10. The term bradycardia means the heart rate is:
a) Greater than 100 beats per minute.
b)...
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