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Reidy Suzanne J. BSN RN; O'Hara, Patricia A. BSN, RN; O'Brien, Patricia MSN, RNC, PNP
The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing: November 1989
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The development of cardiac catheterization procedures in the pediatric population has evolved from diagnostic in nature to present day advanced technology and interventions. A complication of vessel occlusion secondary to large catheters, length of procedures, and patient size requires immediate intervention. The advent of thrombolytic agents has provided a highly effective mode of treatment in restoring circulation. The use of streptokinase, its efficacy, side effects, and nursing management are discussed.

© 1989 Aspen Publishers, Inc.