Question 22 - Cardiovascular Practice Test for the CCRN

A patient post-open heart procedure calls the nurse to complain about increased anxiety and elevated heart rate. The nurse assesses the patient. Which of the following assessment findings is consistent with the nurse’s concerns for cardiac tamponade?
Select all that apply.

A. muffled heart sounds
B. distended abdomen
C. crepitus above the clavicle
D. weak peripheral pulses
E. sharp pain in distal shoulder

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