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mitral stenosis
obstruction of blood flowing from teh left atrium into the left ventricle commony manifested by progressive fatigue due to low cardiac output, hemoptysis, and dyspnea on exertion secondary to pulmonary venous hypertension
mitral insufficiency
refers to the backflow of blood from the left ventricle and aorta; many clients experience no symptoms early on, but eventually develop exertional dyspnea, dizziness, and fainting
aortic stenosis
a narrowing of the orifice between the left ventricl and the aorta; many clients experience no symptoms early on, but eventually develop exertional dyspnea, dizziness, and fainting
aortic insufficiency
backflow of blood from the aorta into the left ventricle during diastole; most clients are asymptomatic, except for a complaint of a forceful heartbeat
bronchial breath sounds are best auscultated where?
over the trachea
acute prostatitis - include in teaching plan
pt encouraged to abstain from sexual intercourse
which vitamin enhances iron absorption
Vitamin C
intervention when administering mannitol
use a filter needle to prevent infusion of crystals
purpose of mannitol
to decrease intracranial pressure