Postoperative cardiovascular complications

    • Postoperative cardiovascular complications
      • Hypotension
      • Hypertension
      • Dysrhythmias
      • VTE
      • Syncope
    • Nursing interventions to prevent cardiovascular complications
      • Intake and output
      • Monitor laboratory results
        • Potassium
        • BUN/creatinine
        • Magnesium
        • Hgb/Hct
      • Early ambulation
      • VTE prophylaxis
      • Monitor for orthostatic BP with increase in mobility
      • Slow changes in body position
    • Cardiovascular Nursing diagnosis
      • Decreased cardiac output related to hypovolemia, dysrhythmias
      • Ineffective peripheral tissue perfusion related to prolonged immobility, venous stasis
      • Risk for imbalanced fluid volume
      • Risk for impaired cardiovascular function
      • Potential complications: hypovolemic shock, venous thromboembolism
    • Postoperative fluid and electrolytes
      • Fluid overload
      • Fluid deficit
      • Electrolyte imbalances
        • Hypokalemia
      • Acid-base imbalances