The nurse is caring for a patient who had a myocardial infarction three days ago. The nurse should assess for which abnormal heart sound?

Pericardial friction rub

Explanation

• A pericardial friction rub often occurs within one week of having a myocardial infarction (MI) due to inflammation of the pericardial sac. It sounds like squeaky leather.

• Incorrect: The other answer choices are not direct post-MI complications.

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