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  FROM OUR JOURNALS

Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, July 2012

Review the efficacy of therapeutic hypothermia, indications and contraindications for its use, various induction methods, associated complications and adverse effects, and nursing care specific to patients undergoing this procedure.



Managing Metabolic Syndrome in Women
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, August 2012

The rise in cardiovascular disease (CVD) death rates in women in the U.S. is attributed to the obesity epidemic and its contribution to cardiometabolic risk. Various gender-related factors and strategies must be considered to effectively manage metabolic syndrome in women and improve outcomes.



Comparison of Different Methods for Achieving Hemostasis After Arterial Sheath Removal
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, August 2012

The purpose of this study was to determine if the use of a procoagulant pad in combination with manual compression would decrease time to hemostasis compared with our institution's manual compression alone procedure after arterial sheath removal associated with a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).
 



Managing Heart Failure: A Critical Appraisal of the Literature
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, October 2012

Patients recently hospitalized for heart failure (HF) or at high risk for HF decompensation should be considered for comprehensive heart failure disease management (HFDM) and/or structured HF interventions.



A Comparison of Psychosocial Risk Factors Between 3 Groups of Cardiovascular Disease Patients Referred for Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation
Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation & Prevention, August 2012

In this study, researchers compared levels of depression, anxiety, hostility, exhaustion, positive affect, and social support, and the prevalence of type D personality between patient groups with a primary diagnosis of coronary heart disease (CHD), chronic heart failure (CHF), or peripheral arterial disease (PAD).



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