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Crit Care Nurse. 2011 Aug;31(4):87-94. doi: 10.4037/ccn2011730.

Under pressure: pulmonary arterial hypertension . . . A mother's struggle.

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Intermediate Care Division, The Toledo Hospital, Toledo, OH 43606, USA. chris.weber@promedica.org

Abstract

Nursing grand rounds is a way for staff nurses to present an interesting case through evidence-based practice. Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension is an incurable syndrome that can devastate a patient. This article describes a patient's experience with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension and outlines the pathophysiology, treatment, psychosocial issues, and nursing implications that were presented in a nursing grand rounds presentation at a hospital.

PMID:
21807686
DOI:
10.4037/ccn2011730
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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