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Which of the following CCBs is indicated in patients presenting with a subarachnoid hemorrhage?

A. Verapamil
B. Diltiazem
C. Isradipine
D. Nimodipine

Question 12# Print Question

Which of the following loop diuretics is a not a sulfonamide and can, therefore, be given to a patient with a sulfonamide allergy?

A. Ethacrynic acid
B. Bumetanide
C. Torsemide
D. Furosemide

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True or False: Conivaptan is indicated for the treatment of hyponatremia for patients with underlying HF.

A. True
B. False

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How does digoxin improve myocardial contractility?

A. Inhibition of the Na + /K+ -adenosine triphosphatase
B. Inhibition of the breakdown of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP)
C. Increases intracellular K+ , leading to the opening of calcium channels
D. Directly stimulates calcium release from the sarcoplasmic reticulum

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F. F. is a 75-year-old man with a history of HF and AFib and was initiated on amiodarone and warfarin. He has been treated for many years with captopril, furosemide, potassium, amlodipine, and digoxin. After 3 days in the hospital, the patient was sent home. One week after discharge, he developed nausea, vomiting, confusion, and symptomatic ventricular tachycardia (VT). His serum digoxin concentration was 3.9 ng/mL and serum potassium level was 5.8 mmol/L. The rhythm was treated with lidocaine, and the patient is now having episodes of nonsustained VT with a blood pressure (BP) of 80/40 mmHg during each episode. What should be your next course of action? 

A. Discontinue the amiodarone and digoxin and observe
B. Discontinue the digoxin and administer digoxin-specific antibodies
C. Decrease the dose of digoxin
D. Discontinue digoxin and observe

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