Early detection and management of right ventricular infarction: The role of the critical care nurse

Simon Stewart, Angela Kucia, Susan Poropat

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Abstract

Patients with acute inferior myocardial infarction (IMI), complicated by a more extensive right ventricular infarction (RVI), have an increased risk of both complications and mortality. The critical care nurse plays an important role in 1) the early detection ofRVI and 2) the management of the common hemodynamic and conduction disturbances that can typically arise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-291
Number of pages10
JournalDimensions of Critical Care Nursing
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Early detection
  • Nursing assessment
  • Right ventricular infarction

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