Impella

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Is that wrong to give Lopressor to a patient on an Impella with systolics in the 140s and PA pressures in the 50s with a HR of 74?

offlabel

offlabel

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Why does the patient have an Impella? What is the treatment course of the patient? Are the doctors weaning the Impella? Did they just place it? What other medicines is the patient with the Impella taking? Does the patient usually take a beta blocker? Are you talking about introducing beta blockers orally or are you talking about an IV dose? Is the patient on a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor? Is that a systolic PA or mean PA?

 

Getting the point? You want the whole opera but you've just whistled a couple of notes. 

amoLucia

amoLucia

Specializes in retired LTC. 7,735 Posts

offlabel - great comparison. Now I have to look it up.