multiple choice - choose one answer for each question
1. which of the following is not considered a valid clinical use
for laxatives and cathartics?
a. for patients with myocardial infarction
b. as a weight loss aid
c. to protect an existing hernia from strain
2. what is the usual cause of myocardial infarction?
Rupture of a coronary artery
Decreased the ability of the heart to contract
Blockage of blood flow to the heart
1 bLaxatives are used to treat constipation.they are used prophylactically for those recovering from myocardial infarction it may help increase weight loss but the results are temporary and does not have any clinical significance..Also they are used to avoid undue straining at defaecation incases of hernia.
2 dIt is a life threatening condition and occurs when the blood flow to the heart is cut off resulting in tissue damage .The reason for blockage maybe due to build up of plaques which is a substance made of fat.
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