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Nursing2015

April 2009, Volume 39 Number 2 - Supplement: Cardiac Insider , p 4 - 6

Authors

  • AnneMarie Palatnik, APN,BC, MSN
  • Catherine K. Foran, RN, APN,C, MSN

Abstract

FOR THE HEART TO contract and pump blood throughout the body, it needs an electrical stimulus. Generation and transmission of electrical impulses depend on four characteristics of cardiac cells:

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