Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

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Professor’s Name

Dr. John Chovan, PhD., DNP, RN, CNP, CNS


Anesthetist, Stenosis, Hypertrophy, Aortic, Valvular, Cardiomyopathy

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


The poster pertains to aortic stenosis (AS) and how it relates to the nurse anesthesia profession. Topic was chosen due to my current role in the cardiovascular intensive care unit and future role as a certified nurse anesthetist. Case presentation was offered in the form of an OR patient who suffered AS and became hypotensive. The underlying pathophysiology was listed as; hereditary, scaring and calcium deposits. Significance of the pathophysiology is identified in the proper management of a patient with AS who suffers from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and how a hypotension crisis in the OR needs to be managed differently than if the patient did not have AS. Implications of nursing care was described with the most significant being aware of the diagnosis and underlying pathophysiology in order to manage the patient’s hemodynamics appropriately and promote perfusion in order to better the patient outcome. Conclusion summarizes the poster information in a brief clear manner. References are included for all information.

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Nursing Commons



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