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Quiz 1 - Cardiovascular System
Which of the following statements are correct ? Click on the buttons to check your knowledge
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1. Atenolol stimulates beta-2 receptors and hence can be used in the treatment of bronchial asthma.

2. Ischaemic heart disease is a condition characterised by an imbalance in oxygen supply and demand of the heart muscle.

3. ACE inhibitors must not be combined with diuretics, as diuretics antagonise the antihypertensive effect.

4. Amlodipine causes more salt and water retention than nifedipine.

5. Patients with hypertension are always advised to take anti-anxiety drugs together with specific antihypertensive medication.

6. Nitroglycerin is not effective on oral administration.

7. Cough is an important adverse effect with enalapril.

8. Orally administered beta blockers are suited for prophylaxis in angina pectoris, but for the treatment of an acute attack, sublingual nitroglycerin is appropriate.

9. ACE inhibitors inhibit the conversion anigiotensin I to angiotensin II, thus reducing peripheral resistance.

10. Lisinopril is contraindicated in patients with congestive cardiac failure.

Answers : 1. Wrong   2. Right   3. Wrong   4. Wrong   5. Wrong   6. Wrong   7. Right   8. Right   9. Right   10. Wrong