This article provides a broad overview of pulmonary hypertension, including classifications, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options. Nursing considerations and optimization of hemodynamic values in patients with pulmonary hypertension in a critical care unit are reviewed through the lens of a case study. Preventing decompensation is essential in the successful care of these patients.
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Symposium Fiftieth Anniversary of the Swan-Ganz Catheter: From then Until Now| March 15 2020
Pulmonary Hypertension: Overview and Case Study
Brook Powell, BSN, RN, CCRN ;
AACN Adv Crit Care (2020) 31 (1): 57–66.
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Brook Powell, Barbara Leeper; Pulmonary Hypertension: Overview and Case Study. AACN Adv Crit Care 15 March 2020; 31 (1): 57–66. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/aacnacc2020553
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