A client newly diagnosed with heart failure following an acute myocardial infarction has a…

A client newly diagnosed with heart failure following an
acute myocardial infarction has a prescription for enalapril (Vasotec). This
drug class is frequently used in early heart failure because of what clinical
improvement?

1. It strengthens the force of myocardial contraction to
improve cardiac output. 2. It decreases peripheral resistance, increasing
cardiac output. 3. It slows the heart rate, improving filling time and
increasing cardiac output. 4. It has diuretic effects, decreasing peripheral
edema and pulmonary congestion