Nursing Management of Patient With Fulminant Myocarditis and Electrical Storm Receiving ECMO: A Case Report

Author(s): Xiaoxiao Wu, MSN, RN, Xiaoyan Wang, BSN, RN, Jinmei Luo, BSN, RN, Fang Tian, BSN, RN, CCRN, Jin Bian, BSN, RN

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Dec 31, 2026

Topics: Cardiovascular, ECG, Quality Improvement

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Fulminant myocarditis (FM) has a low incidence but is associated with poor outcomes. Despite the increasing availability of circulatory support, heart transplantation, and disease-specific therapies, patients with FM experience significant morbidity and mortality due to delays in diagnosis and initiation of circulatory support and a lack of appropriately trained specialists to manage the condition. Nurses are an integral part of the care team. This article describes specific nursing interventions critical to the treatment of patients with FM, including ECMO, intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) support, and delivery of high-quality patient care, resulting in a positive patient outcome. This case report expands the literature and discusses nursing interventions for patients with FM and electrical storm receiving circulatory support.


  • Identify the diagnosis of fulminant myocarditis.
  • Describe three treatment methods of fulminant myocarditis.
  • Describe two nursing interventions bedside nurses use to care for a patient with fulminant myocarditis.

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