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A patient having chest pain is being monitored for myocardial infarction. Which finding would the nurse evaluate as indicating the patient is at risk for developing cardiogenic shock?
1. The patient did not take aspirin prior to presenting at the emergency department.
2. The patient has started having increased premature ventricular contractions.
3. The patient's temperature has risen to 99.8F.
4. The patient is nauseated.
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The answer is 2
Rationales:
1. While taking aspirin is indicated when myocardial infarction is suspected, this is not the finding of greatest concern.
2. Worsening cardiac dysrhythmia indicates a risk of cardiogenic shock. Dysrhythmia is related to irritability of the heart muscle, which can occur when ischemia is present.
3. A mildly increased temperature is not associated with risk for cardiogenic shock.
4. Nausea is a common finding associated with myocardial infarction and does not indicate an increased risk for cardiogenic shock.
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Good timing, thanks!
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Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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Thanks for your help!!
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