Management of CHF Quiz

  1. Pimobendan is used in many animals with CHF, but is usually avoided in cases with:
    a. Atrial fibrillation
    b. Ventricular fibrillation
    c. Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction
    d. Systemic hypertension
  2. Which of the following provides the most definitive evidence of CHF?
    a. Ascites plus jugular vein distension
    b. Pulmonary crackles
    c. Sinus arrhythmia with p-pulmonale
    d. Dyspnea
  3. Animals started on ACE inhibitors and diuretics should have kidney values and electrolytes checked:
    a. In 1-2 days
    b. In 5-10 days
    c. In 1 month
    d. In 6 months
  4. One of the dose limiting side effects for combined use of benazepril and furosemide is:
    a. Azotemia
    b. Increased serum bilirubin
    c. Immunosuppression
  5. Spironolactone maybe useful in treating CHF based on the knowledge that the drug:
    a. Is associated with improved survival in some studies
    b. Limits fibrosis in the myocardium
    c. Can cause hyperkalemia
    d. All of the above
  6. Animals in congestive heart failure may benefit from sildenafil if they develop:
    a. Pulmonary hypertension
    b. Ventricular tachycardia
    c. Atrial fibrillation