Assessment Description You have received a patient from the cardiac


Assessment Description

You have received a patient from the cardiac catheterization lab after an early morning emergent presentation for an acute myocardial infarction. The patient has an intra-aortic balloon pump indwelling, and the cardiologist placed a pulmonary artery catheter for hemodynamic monitoring. The patient is experiencing cardiogenic shock.

  • Explain the treatment for suppressed cardiac output, suppressed cardiac index, and altered systemic vascular resistance.
  • Recommend possible environmental and nutritional interventions for treating the patient.
  • Recognize that the patient received emergent stenting and still requires bypass graphing once stabilized.

Support your summary and recommendations plan with a minimum of two APRN approved scholarly resources.

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