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  THIS JUST IN May 2010  
New study shows potential adverse effects of statins.

Overtime work shown to increase the risk of coronary heart disease.

Preventive services for cardiovascular disease could substantially improve population health.


  FROM OUR JOURNALS


LVADs Help Mend A Broken Heart
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, June 2010

Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are used in the treatment of end-stage heart failure and cardiogenic shock, and as a bridge to transplantation. Update your understanding of LVAD therapy, its effects on a physical exam, and key aspects to keep it functioning optimally.



Evaluating CAD with a Pharmacologic Stress Test
Nursing2010, May 2010

Pharmacologic stress testing may be indicated for patients who can't exercise or increase their heart rate adequately. Review the indications, types of tests, and how to prepare your patients.



Cholesterol and Triglyceride Management: "If I Take My Medication, Can I Eat What I Want?"
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, May/June 2010

Poor dietary choices can overwhelm the effects of medication and negatively impact artery health. All patients taking medications for dyslipidemia should be counseled about maintaining a heart-healthy diet.



Who Is Likely to Benefit From Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation?
Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation & Prevention, March/April 2010

Learn the answer to this question by examining the results of this retrospective chart review.



ECG Challenges: Indications for Implantation of Cardiac Pacemakers
AACN Advanced Critical Care, April/June 2010

There are certain medical conditions in which the use of ICDs can be counterproductive. For example, sepsis, hypoxia, and electrolyte or metabolic imbalances can cause ventricular and supraventricular arrhythmias, which could prompt repetitive shocks.




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