vasoplegia, vasoplegic, hypotension, cardiac surgery, cardiopulmonary bypass
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
Vasoplegic syndrome is a loss of vasomotor tone and a medical emergency. It is frequently seen in cardiac surgery cases, long OR cases, with use of cardiopulmonary bypass, and in certain septic patients. It has a high morbidity and mortality, and must be recognized early for a positive outcome. Vasoplegia is vaguely defined as a severe hypotension that is nonresponsive to usual treatment, such as fluids, inotropes, or vasopressors. It has a complicated pathophysiology and requires precise and closely monitored treatment. Advanced practice nurses need to be prepared to care for these complex and emergent patients.
Arce, Monica, "Vasoplegic Syndrome" (2018). Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship. 272.