Pediatrics Question #3

Question

Which assessment finding should the nurse expect in a patient with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)?

Answers

  1. A systolic murmur that is harsh sounding
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  2. A very loud machine-like heart murmur
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  3. A soft murmur heard only during diastole
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  4. A murmur heard during systolic ejection
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Explanation

The correct answer is B. Patent ductus arteriosus produces turbulent blood flow which creates a loud machine-like sound.The systolic murmur occurs during systole but is not harsh sounding. PDA is heard during systole and is not a soft murmur. Murmurs heard during systole are due to aortic stenosis, anemia, or hyperthyroidism.

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