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March 30, 2010

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...to Cardiac Insider, brought to you by the editors of NursingCenter.com--absolutely . Written especially for busy nurses like you, Cardiac Insider delivers the latest cardiac news, articles, and CEs to help meet your information needs.

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In Brief
 
Clopidogrel (Plavix) may be less effective in patients who have decreased functioning of the CYP2C19 liver enzyme, meaning they may not receive the full benefit of the drug and could still be at risk for heart attack, stroke, and cardiovascular death. More

A new study shows that women are referred for cardiac catheterization twice as often as men. More

Visit the American Heart Association Cardiovascular and Stroke Connection on Lippincott's NursingCenter.com. More

Don't miss this collection of heart failure resources, Focus On: Heart Failure. More


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  Brush up on your knowledge of heart failure and available treatments. Find information about medications, devices, surgical options, lifestyle management, and more by reading Managing Heart Failure. More
   
WHY DO PATIENTS WAIT TO SEEK CARE?
  Discover the factors associated with a decision to seek care for symptoms of acute coronary symptoms. Be sure to read Time to Treatment for Acute Coronary Syndromes: The Cost of Indecision. More
   
FINE TUNE YOUR ECG SKILLS
  Time for a review of ECG interpretation? Learn more about recognizing bundle branch blocks, MIs, and common dysrhythmias in Interpreting 12-Lead ECGs Part II. More
   
PERIPHERAL EDEMA – WHAT CAN IT MEAN?
  A thorough patient history and astute clinical skills will help you pinpoint the cause of your patient's peripheral edema. Learn more by exploring Patient History Key to Diagnosing Peripheral Edema. More 
   
TROUBLESHOOTING TEMPORARY PACING SYSTEMS
  Disconnections, fractures, and misconnections are among the problems associated with temporary transvenous pacing leads. Review precautions and troubleshooting steps in Device Safety: Take the Lead on Safety with Temporary Cardiac Pacing. More

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Coming in Cardiac Insider eNews April Issue:
  • Sexual Problems in Cardiac Patients: How to Assess, When to Refer
  • Therapeutic hypothermia and the ECG

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