Mr Peter, a 76 year old client is admitted with the diagnosis of mild chronic heart failure. The nurse expects to hear when listening to clients lung indicative of chronic heart failure would be:

Admin November 21, 2018

Mr Peter, a 76  year old client is admitted with the diagnosis of mild chronic heart failure. The nurse expects to hear when listening to clients lung indicative of chronic heart failure would be:

  1. 1. Stridor
  2. 2. Crackles
  3. 3. Wheezes
  4. 4. Friction rubs

Answer B: Crackles

 Left sided heart failure causes fluid accumulation in the capillary network of the lung. Fluid eventually enters alveolar spaces and causes crackling sounds at the end of inspiration.

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