Mrs. Smith, who has had heart failure for the past year, typically consumes a 2,000-calorie/day diet. You should instruct her to limit her saturated fat intake to:
a.less than 14 g.
b.less than 18 g.
c. less than 20 g.
d. less than 24 g.
Answer to Quiz Time: a. Patients with heart failure should limit their saturated fat intake to less than 14 g in a 2,000-calorie/day diet.
Learn more by reading the continuing nursing education article “Recognizing heart failure symptoms can improve patient self-management.”