Question 2 - Cardiovascular Practice Test for the CCRN

The nurse is caring for a 55 year-old male paraplegic patient admitted to the ICU following complicated hernia repair. During the patient’s assessment, the nurse notices left leg swelling and redness. Several minutes after repositioning the patient, the patient develops a distressed look, severe dyspnea, and chest pain. For which of the following is the nurse most concerned?

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