Managing Patients with Problems of Peripheral Circulation

A 75-year-old man experiencing rest pain and diagnosed with stenosis of his external iliac artery is scheduled for an angiogram and endovascular management. He is prescribed dabigatran for atrial fibrillation and has a serum creatinine of 2.0 mg/dL.

What factors would you consider when planning pre-and post-procedure care for this patient? Would his care be different if he had normal sinus rhythm with normal renal function? Why or why not? Identify a nursing diagnosis and a rationale for the nursing diagnosis based on the needs of this patient.