Cardiac Case Study.docx - Name Sidney Rich 010764321 Cardiac Case Study(10 points M.G is admitted to the emergency department(ED with a diagnosis of

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Name: Sidney Rich 010764321 Cardiac Case Study (10 points) M.G is admitted to the emergency department (ED) with a diagnosis of heart failure (HF). She was discharged from the hospital 10 days ago and comes in today stating, “I just had to come to the hospital today because I can't catch my breath and my legs are as big as tree trunks.” After further questioning, you learn she is strictly following the fluid and salt restriction ordered during her last hospital admission. She reports gaining 1 to 2 pounds every day since her discharge. During the admission interview, the nurse makes a list of medications that M.G takes a home. 1. Which of the listed medications may have contributed to M.G.’s heart failure? Explain. Of the listed medications about, Pioglitazone (Actos) 45 mg PO every morning may have contributed to M.G.'s heart failure. Common side effects of this medication are severe weight gain and fluid retention which are both contributing factors of HF. This particular drug is known to induce heart failure in patients that have underlying heart disease.
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