I am by no means a CVICU nurse. My speciality is OB. I have a question r/t a family friend. She has been on dialysis for the past 15 yrs and is a very brittle diabetic. She had a recent DMR. Surgery went well...until time to re-start her heart. Long story short, she ended up on a balloon pump and every vasopressor that there is to maintain b/p and co. My question is: what are the potential complications r/t long term Vasopressor use (I'm pretty sure potential loss of limb, but unsure of any other).
Also would like to know about prolonged balloon pump usage.
Any help would be appreciated.