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Recognizing pulmonary hypertension on the ECG

Barto, Donna MA, RN, CCRN

doi: 10.1097/01.CCN.0000394497.97148.d7
Department: Heart Beats

Clues on your patient's ECG can alert you to the presence of pulmonary hypertension, which increases right ventricular workload.

Donna Barto is an advanced practice nurse in the ICU/PCU at Virtua Hospital Marlton in Marlton, N.J., and a member of the Nursing2011 Critical Care editorial advisory board.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.