A man had a permanent pacemaker implanted one year ago. He returns to the outpatient clinic because he thinks the pacemaker battery is malfunctioning. It is MOST important for the LPN/LVN to assess for which of the following?A) Abdominal pain, nausea, vomitingB) Wheezing on exertion, cyanosis and orthopneaC) Peripheral edema, shortness of breath, and dizzinessD) Chest pain radiating to the right arm, headache, and diaphoresis
C. These are symptoms of decrease cardiac output. These symptoms occur with pacemaker battery failure. Other symptoms include changes in pulse rate, irregular pulse and palpitations.