12) In palpating the patient’s pedal pulses, the nurse determines the pulses are absent. What factor could contribute to this result?
13) The nurse informs the patient that she must wear intermittent sequential compression stockings after a surgical procedure. What is an appropriate rationale for nurse to give to the patient for the use of the device? 14) A patient with aortic valve stenosis is being admitted for valve replacement surgery. Which assessment finding documented by the nurse is indicative of this condition? 15) A patient is admitted with severe dyspnea, a history of heart failure, and chronic obstructive lung disease. Which diagnostic study would the nurse expect to be elevated if the cause of dyspnea was cardiac related? 16) The nurse is performing an assessment for a patient undergoing radiation treatment for breast cancer. What position should the nurse place the patient to bestauscultate for signs of acute pericarditis? 17) A nurse is preparing to teach a group of women in a community volunteer group about heart disease. What should the nurse include in the teaching plan? 18) A patient with a history of myocardial infarction is scheduled for a transesophageal echocardiogram to visualize a suspected clot in the left atrium. What information should the nurse include when teaching the patient about this diagnostic study? 19) A nurse is caring for a patient immediately following a transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE). Which assessments are appropriate for this patient (select all that apply.) ? 20) The nurse is caring for an older adult patient. What age-related cardiovascular changes should the nurse assess for when providing care for this patient (select all that apply.) ? CHAPTER 33 HYPERTENSION
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