Saturday, June 10, 2023

Which complication of cardiac catheterization should the nurse monitor for in the initial 24 hours after the procedure



Which complication of cardiac catheterization should the nurse monitor for in the initial 24 hours after the procedure?


  • A- angina at rest
  • B- thrombus formation
  • C- dizziness
  • D- falling blood pressure

Answer: B:

thrombus formation
Thrombus formation in the coronary arteries is a potential problem in the initial 24 hours after a cardiac catheterization.
A falling BP occurs along with hemorrhage of the insertion site which is associated with the first 12 hours after the procedure.