[Answer] The nurse is caring for a patient who is admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of left-sided heart failure. While assessing the patient which signs and symptoms may the nurse find? Select all that apply.A. DyspneaB. FatigueC. DizzinessD. Peripheral edemaE. Distended neck veins

Answer: A. DyspneaB. FatigueC. DizzinessIn left-sided heart failure the left side of the heart is unable to pump sufficient blood to the systemic circulation. As a result blood begins to pool in the pulmonary circulation causing pulmonary congestion. This causes dyspnea. Blood supply to the brain and musculoskeletal system decreases causing fatigue and dizziness. Peripheral edema and distended neck veins are associated with right-sided heart failure.
The nurse is caring for a patient who is admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of left-sided heart failure. While assessing the patient whi…

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