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Cor pulmonale: Quiz


Question 1: ________ - Right ventricular hypertrophy - right axis deviation, prominent R wave in lead V1 & inverted T waves in right precordial leads
Cardiopulmonary resuscitationCirculatory systemElectrocardiographyBlood pressure

Question 2: ________ - Right ventricular hypertrophy, right atrial dilatation, prominent pulmonary artery, peripheral lung fields show reduced vascular markings
Magnetic resonance imagingX-ray computed tomographyChest radiographRadiology

Question 3: This situation requires ________ (to decrease strain on the heart), sometimes nitrates (to improve blood flow), phosphodiesterase inhibitors such as sildenafil or tadalafil and occasionally inotropes (to improve heart contractility).
Calcium channel blockerBeta blockerAntihypertensive drugDiuretic

Question 4: In COPD, long-term ________ may improve cor pulmonale.
Oxygen therapyDecompression sicknessOxygen toxicityFirst aid

Question 5: Diuretics for RVF, In ________, thrombolysis (enzymatic dissolution of the blood clot) is advocated by some authorities if there is dysfunction of the right ventricle, and is otherwise treated with anticoagulants.
ChylothoraxPulmonary embolismPulmonary hypertensionPneumonia


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