4.8 of 8 Ratings
A 66-year-old male with a history of myocardial infarction presents to your primary care office with complaints of dyspnea on exertion and swollen feet and ankles. On exam, you note an elevated JVP and 2+ pitting edema of bilateral lower extremities. What is the most likely explanation for this patient's lower extremity edema?
Increase in capillary pressure
Decrease in plasma proteins
Increase in capillary permeability
Increase in colloid osmotic pressure
Increase in interstitial fluid pressure
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