81: Mechanical Circulatory Support for Cardiogenic Shock With Guest Christian Guzman, APRN
Host Sarah Lorenzini and Christian Guzman APRN are back to conclude this three-part heart failure series by examining the use of mechanical circulatory support for cardiogenic shock. This episode expands on the topics covered in previous parts, focusing on the application of mechanical circulatory support methods like the intra-aortic balloon pump, Impella, CentriMag, LVADs, and ECMO.
Christian and Sarah review the risks and benefits of each device, when to use them, and the key factors that impact these decisions. They also address the ethical challenges of ECMO, including the clinical judgment involved when determining who’s a good candidate and when to escalate care.
By the end of this episode, you’ll understand how these devices function, their critical role in managing cardiogenic shock in heart failure patients, and the value nurses bring to a multidisciplinary team.
Tune in for a knowledge-packed finale of this comprehensive heart failure series!
Topics discussed in this episode:
- The role of mechanical circulatory support devices
- Benefits and risks of the intra-aortic balloon pump and Impella device
- How to properly use Impella devices
- CentriMag and Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs)
- The evolution of permanent LVADs
- Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) for cardiac support
- Challenges and ethical considerations of ECMO
- The importance of nursing knowledge and confidence
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