Heart Failure-Origin Nursing Mnemonic

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LEFT – LUNG | RIGHT – REST

  • L-LEFT side of the heart
  • L-LUNG has edema
  • R-RIGHT side of the heart
  • R-REST of the body has edema

Description

A hint for remembering which side of HF has which complications. The LEFT side of the heart if the LUNG has edema (crackles, abnormal lung sounds) or the RIGHT side of the heart if the REST of the body has edema (hands, feet, literally anywhere else)

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