The nurse is caring for a patient scheduled to undergo a mitral valve replacement. The nurse should monitor for which complication of mitral stenosis?
• Mitral stenosis impedes blood flow from the left atrium to the left ventricle of the heart. This creates increased pulmonary vascular resistance, causing pulmonary hypertension
• Other complications of mitral stenosis include edema, right-sided heart failure, and reduced cardiac output
• Incorrect: Myocardial infarction is likely if the patient has underlying coronary artery disease, not mitral stenosis