The Lungs and the Heart: One Affects the Other


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Which of the following situations is LIKELY to cause a pulmonary embolism?

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1. Which of the following indicates the correct flow of blood between the heart and the lungs?

2. Jamar has been diagnosed with cor pulmonale. What does this mean?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand information about the heart and the lungs. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of a sudden massive increase in pressure and cor pulmonale.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Complications that arise from a pulmonary embolism
  • Symptoms of left-side heart failure and pulmonary edema with alveolar involvement
  • Treatment for cor pulmonale
  • Result of sudden massive increase in pressure causing the right ventricle to work against it

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related heart and lungs lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding information about complications that can arise from a pulmonary embolism
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about treatment for cor pulmonale

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to the heart and lungs, read through the brief lesson called The Lungs and the Heart: One Affects the Other. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify general information about the function of the heart and lungs
  • Understand how the lungs can negatively impact the heart
  • Recall what right ventricular dilation is and how it can lead to right ventricular heart failure
  • Review the dangers of right ventricular hypertrophy
  • Learn about what pulmonary edema is and how it causes accumulation of fluid in the pulmonary interstitium