What is the main difference between Class I and Class II heart failure as defined by the New York Heart Association (NYHA)? The nurse is caring for a client in the hospital with chronic heart failure that has marked limitations in his physical activity. The client is comfortable when resting in the bed or chair, but when ambulating in the room or hall, he becomes short of breath and fatigued easily. What type of heart failure is this considered according to the New York Heart Association (NYHA)? The nurse is assessing a patient who reports no symptoms of heart failure at rest but is symptomatic with increased physical activity. Under what classification does the nurse understand this patient would be categorized? Assessment of a client on a medical surgical unit finds a regular heart rate of 120 beats per minute, audible third and fourth heart sounds, blood pressure of 84/64 mm Hg, bibasilar crackles on lung auscultation,and a urine output of 5 mL over the past hour. What is the reason the nurse anticipates transferring the client to the intensive care unit? The nurse is discussing basic cardiac hemodynamics and explains preload to the client. What nursing intervention will decrease preload?
A client with a history of heart failure is returning from the operating room after inguinal hernia repair and the nurse assesses a low pulse oximetry reading. What is the most important nursing intervention? The nurse is caring for a client with heart failure. What are the management goals for the client with heart failure? Select all that apply.LEVEL 7A client is awaiting the availability of a heart for transplant. What option may be available to the client as a bridge to transplant? A nurse is teaching clients newly diagnosed with coronary heart disease(CHD) about the disease process and risk factors for heart failure. Which problem can cause left-sided heart failure (HF)? The nurse is performing a respiratory assessment for a patient in left-sided heart failure. What does the nurse understand is the best determinant of the patient’s ventilation and oxygenation status?