Right Versus Left Ventricle: Case Studies in Cardiogenic Shock

Author(s): Stephanie Ruen

Contact Hours 2.00

CERP A 2.00

Expires Nov 15, 2026

Topics: Cardiovascular, Hemodynamics

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $20.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Reversing shock and improving long-term survival in patients with cardiogenic shock due to right ventricular failure requires a very different approach. This session reviews best practices in ventricular evaluation using case studies and polling to interpret and apply diagnostic algorithms, advanced hemodynamics and cardiothoracic imaging using echo, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and ventilation-perfusion scanning to provide the best course to optimize ventricular function.


  • Interpret physical assessment and diagnostic testing/imaging results to evaluate RV and LV function.
  • Identify conditions causing RV failure and which remain undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.
  • Describe best practices in identifying/treating ventricular dysfunction and failure in cardiogenic shock.

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Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


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Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 2.00 contact hours.

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