Which of the following is a sign of ongoing hypervolemia in a patient?
•Hypervolemia is excess fluid in the intravascular space. A bounding pulse and high blood pressure would be noted. If untreated, symptoms would progress to pink frothy sputum as the pressure increases in the lungs, resulting in pulmonary edema.
•A weak, thready pulse, rapid heart rate, and low blood pressure would be seen in hypovolemia.
•A rapid heart rate may be seen in early hypervolemia, but the pink frothy sputum is a sign of ongoing symptoms.