Health Care Professionals of all types (Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists.. etc.) Please help!! : )?
75 year old admitted with increasing fatigue and ankle edeme (4+). She ha sbeen active until the past couple of weeks. She has persistent dyspnea especially at night. She has had less of an appetite. She has a history of an MI 5 years ago with chronic heart failure.
5'8 130 lbs
Rales in L lower lobes
Temp 97, 130/70, 30, 100
Increase Benazepril to 40 mg/day
Furosemide 40 mg once per day
Add Digoxin 0.125 mg PO 1x/day
1) Why has the doctor decided to add Digoxin to her medication?
2) Why does the doctor not want her to increase her K+ intake?
I appreciate you taking the time out to help! : )