M.G., a “frequent flier,” is admitted to the emergency department (ED) with a diagnosis of heart failure (HF).

M.G., a “frequent flier,” is admitted to the emergency department (ED) with a diagnosis of heart failure (HF).

Cardiovascular Disorders Heart Failure Study

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Cardiovascular Disorders

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INSTRUCTIONS All questions apply to this case study. Your responses should be brief and to the point. When asked to provide several answers, list them in order of priority or significance. Do not assume information that is not provided. Please print or write clearly. if your response is not legible, it will be marked as ? and you wili need to rewrite it.

Scenario

M.G., a “frequent flier,” 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, “l 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.

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