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The home care nurse sees a patient for the first time. The patient has crackles in the lower lobes of the lungs, an audible S3, and pitting edema in the feet and ankles. What condition is the patient most likely experiencing?
A)Pneumonia
B)Liver disease
C)Heart failure
D)Myocardial infarction
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The cardinal manifestations of heart failure are dyspnea and fatigue, which can lead to exercise intolerance and fluid retention. Fluid retention results in the development of pulmonary congestion and peripheral edema. An audible S3 is often present. The patient is not presenting with myocardial infarction symptoms.

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