Nursing diagnosis – decreased cardiac output

ShareDecreased Cardiac Output DEFINITION Inadequate blood pumped by the heart to meet metabolic demands of the body DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Altered heart rate and rhythm • Abnormal heart rate response to activity • Arrhythmias, palpitations, electrocardiographic changes • Abnormal chest x-rays and cardiac enzymes • Electrocardiographic changes reflecting ischemia • Exertional discomfort • Exertional dyspnea [...]