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- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors
"Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)" is correct. Heart failure may lead to complications that need to be managed in the ill patient and several types of medications must be avoided when caring for a patient with this condition. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) should be avoided because they may cause salt and water retention, which can exacerbate symptoms of heart failure.
"Nitroprusside", "Alpha-blockers" and "Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors" are all incorrect because these are not drugs that exacerbate heart failure.
Dumitru, I. (2018, May 07). Heart Failure: Practice Essentials, Background, Pathophysiology. Retrieved from https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/163062-overview#a2
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