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A 64-year-old male with a history of coronary artery disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and type II diabetes presents to his primary care physician with increasing shortness of breath and ankle swelling over the past month. Which of the following findings is more likely to be seen in left-sided heart failure and less likely to be seen in right-sided heart failure?
Increased ejection fraction on echocardiogram
Basilar crackles on pulmonary auscultation
Lower extremity edema
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A 54-year-old woman is diagnosed with locally-advanced invasive ductal adenocarcinoma of the breast. She undergoes surgical resection, radiation therapy, and is now being started on adjunctive chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide and doxorubicin. The patient is scheduled for follow up by her primary care provider. Which of the following tests should be performed regularly to monitor her current treatment regimen?
No regular monitoring indicated