EE Chapter 88 Congestive Heart Failure Q&A (1 OF 22) Sample Questions
1. What is NOT a symptom of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)?
- A. Weight gain
- B. Ankle edema
- C. Dyspnea
- D. Polyuria
- E. Fatigue
1. Read the question. You are asked to identify a symptom that is not seen in CHF.
2. Look for cues and keywords or key phrases. Cue here is NOT a. Keywords, congestive heart failure. In answering this question, it would help you to know the pathophysiology of CHF that gives rise to the symptoms experienced. Here, HF suggests that heart cannot pump as it should and so the blood accumulates and other major organ of the body like the lungs’s function is affected. Four of the given choices are consistent with the idea except one.
3. The correct answer is D because polyuria goes against the concept of fluid accumulation in HF.
(For Diseases/Conditions of the Major body systems, it would be helpful to understand their respective pathophysiologies. This would provide you valuable information eliminating the need to memorize everything).