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Upon examination of the client who presented with shortness of breath, it was revealed that he has a history of fluid in his lungs and regularly takes a diuretic medication to remove excess fluid, as well as a bronchodilator to improve airflow. He also uses a cortisone inhaler as needed to alleviate difficulty in breathing. The client presented with swollen legs, and upon examination, a third heart sound and abnormal breath sounds were noted. Further diagnostic tests including complete blood work and radiological investigation revealed that the client is suffering from congestive heart failure (CHF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is important to note that the client also presented with a blood pressure reading of 168/98 mmHg and a rapid pulse of 144 beats per minute. Appropriate treatment measures should be taken to manage the client’s conditions and prevent further complications.