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Hospital day #3 for a patient admitted with CHF exacerbation


Interval History : Patient states his shortness of breath has improved, but is still worsened when lying flat. 

ROS:  Cardiovascular--Negative for PND or chest pain

Physical Exam
General: NAD, conversant
Vitals: 150/74, 84, 24
Lungs: Bibasilar crackles
CV: RRR, with a soft systolic murmur
Abdomen: Soft, non-tender
Extremities: 2+ bipedal edema
Skin: Warm and dry; normal turgor

Labs: BUN 41, creatinine 1.4, K 3.3, HCO3 24


  1. Sub-optimally controlled systolic CHF
  2. Worsening hypertension associated with volume overload
  3. Significant lower extremity edema
  4. Mild pre-renal azotemia associated with CHF
  5. Hypokalemia


  1. Increase furosemide from 40 mg PO QD to BID
  2. Increase KCL from 20 mEq PO QD to 30 mEq BID
  3. Give supplemental dose of 40 mEq KCL times one now
  4. Renal profile tomorrow
  5. Re-assess blood pressure control after resolution of hypervolemia

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