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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
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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.