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Chapter 35. Stroke MTM Data Set

What is a modifiable risk factor for stroke?

a. Age

b. Gender

c. Cigarette smoking

d. Family history of stroke

Answer c.

A 70-year-old male patient has a history of stroke. Which factor would require intervention?

a. A blood pressure reading of 130/80mmHg

b. An LDL level of 150mg/dL

c. Current weight equal to ideal body weight

d. Two alcoholic beverages per week

Answer b.

A 75-year-old female is diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. She is prescribed warfarin for stroke prevention. Which range is most appropriate for the goal INR?

a. 1.8-2.3

b. 2.0-3.0

c. 2.5-3.5

d. 3.0-4.0

Answer b.

Using living room language, which definition best describes aphasia?

a. The inability to perform communication skills effectively as the result of a previous stroke event.

b. A disturbance of the comprehension and formulation of language caused by dysfunction in specific brain regions.

c. A defect in the expression and comprehension of words caused by damage to the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain.

d. A language disorder due to a stroke that makes it hard for one to read, write, or speak.

Answer d.

Which recommendation is appropriate to include in the MAP for a patient with history of stroke?

a. Take aspirin every day.

b. Inform your family and friends to contact emergency medical services if you are experiencing symptoms of stroke and are unable to do so.

c. Lifestyle changes alone can reduce risk of stroke enough so that you do not have to take medications.

d. The risk of having another stroke is greatly reduced after having a first stroke.

Answer b.

In which situation should a patient wait to inform his/her provider ...

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