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What would be the primary goal of therapy for a client with pulmonary edema and heart failure?



A. Enhance comfort
B. Increase cardiac output
C. Improve respiratory status
D. Peripheral edema decreased

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H. Jones

H. Jones, Web Content Writer, San Antonio,

Answered Oct 04, 2018

The answer to this is B. There is a need for the volume of the blood being produced by the heart to increase because of the condition that the person is going through. There are a lot of people who feel that cardiac output is always a bad thing. People who are suffering from sepsis may experience this.

At this point in time, this is needed in order to cope with the condition that the patient is suffering from Pulmonary edema is a serious condition wherein there is an excess amount of fluid that is found in the lungs. Take note that the more grave this condition is, the more fatal it can be to the person suffering from it.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Dec 13, 2016

Increase cardiac output

The primary goal of therapy for the client with pulmonary edema or heart failure is increasing cardiac output. Pulmonary edema is an acute medical emergency requiring immediate intervention.
 

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