Pharmacological Management of Atrial fibrillation with Anticoagulants/Antiplatelets and Nursing Implications NSG 6005 ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY WANDA JEAN-FRANCOIS DECEMBER 19 TH , 2018
Objectives Identify use of anticoagulant/antiplatelets for Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib) treatment. The anticoagulant/antiplatelet dosage used for the A-fib treatment. Administration route and dosage. Identification and illustration of common and adverse side effects. Discussion of nursing practices and knowledge for the care of patient.
Atrial Fibrillation (A-fib) Arrythmia (irregular heartbeat) or quivering could lead to (De Caterina & Camm, 2014): Heart failure Stroke Blood clots Few people show no visible symptoms, Only physical examination detects the disturbance. Other possible experiences include (De Caterina & Camm, 2014): Anxiety Dizziness Medical emergency (chest pressure or pain) Irregular rapid heartbeat Sweating Shortness of breath Thumping in the chest. Confusion or faintness Weakness Fatigue during exercise and general fatigueness.
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