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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Quiz

  • Which of the following signs and symptoms usually signifies rapid expansion and impending rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

    • Abdominal pain
    • Absent pedal pulses
    • Chest pain
    • Lower back pain
  • With which of the following disorders is jugular vein distention most prominent?

    • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
    • Heart failure
    • Myocardial infarction
    • Pneumothorax
  • What is the most common cause of abdominal aortic aneurysm?

    • Atherosclerosis
    • DM
    • HPN
    • Syphilis
  • In which of the following areas is an abdominal aortic aneurysm most commonly located?

    • Distal to the iliac arteries
    • Distal to the renal arteries
    • Adjacent to the aortic branch
    • Proximal to the renal arteries
  • A pulsating abdominal mass usually indicates which of the following conditions?

    • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
    • Enlarged spleen
    • Gastic distention
    • Gastritis
  • What is the most common symptom in a client with abdominal aortic aneurysm?

    • Abdominal pain
    • Diaphoresis
    • Headache
    • Upper back pain
  • What is the definitive test used to diagnose an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

    • Abdominal X-ray
    • Arteriogram
    • CT scan
    • Ultrasound
  • Which of the following complications is of greatest concern when caring for a preoperative abdominal aneurysm client?

    • HPN
    • Aneurysm rupture
    • Cardiac arrythmias
    • Diminished pedal pulses
  • Which of the following blood vessel layers may be damaged in a client with an aneurysm?

    • Externa
    • Interna
    • Media
    • Interna and Media
  • When assessing a client for an abdominal aortic aneurysm, which area of the abdomen is most commonly palpated?

    • Right upper quadrant
    • Directly over the umbilicus
    • Middle lower abdomen to the left of the midline
    • Midline lower abdomen to the right of the midline

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