Involvement in complex patient care situations is commonplace in critical care settings today. Nurses come in contact with situations in which new techniques and innovative ideas are being implemented. Nursing management can favorably affect the prognosis of the CABG surgery patient with RV failure receiving intrapulmonary artery balloon pumping. Timing should be adjusted to promote pulmonary blood flow and decrease workload of the RV.
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