VP/NTG therapy in the patient with variceal bleeding.


VP has long been used in patients with acute variceal bleeding. While NTG has generally only been added to offset the serious side effects of VP, it potentiates the hemodynamic effects of VP in the portal bed. It is imperative that the critical care nurse understand the combination use of VP and NTG so that intelligent assessment, care planning, and evaluation can occur.

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@article{Burns1990VPNTGTI, title={VP/NTG therapy in the patient with variceal bleeding.}, author={Suzanne M. Burns and Miguel J Mart{\'i}n}, journal={Critical care nurse}, year={1990}, volume={10 9}, pages={42-9} }