The nurse is caring for an anemic patient with a hemoglobin level of 7.2 g/dl and vertigo when standing. The nurse would expect which of the following orthostatic abnormalities?

Rise in heart rate and a drop in blood pressure

Explanation

•Anemia can cause vertigo when standing, also called orthostatic hypotension. This is indicated by a rise in heart rate and a drop in blood pressure.

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