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  THIS JUST IN July 2010  
The American Heart Association offers recommendations for diet and exercise programs

A recent study adds to the evidence tying vehicle-produced pollutants to the risk of dying from heart problems

FDA advisory panel advisory recommends that the FDA keep GlaxoSmithKline’s Avandia (rosiglitazone) on the market but with restricted use and enhanced warning labeling








Hypertension: The Pressure's On
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! July/August 2010

Educate your patients about the consequences of sustained hypertension and increase their adherence to treatment. How does hypertension develop? What are its risk factors and signs and symptoms? What treatments are available? And what does your patient need to know after being diagnosed with hypertension? Discover these answers and more!

Research Briefs: Research on Reducing Hospitalizations in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure
Home Healthcare Nurse, June 2010

Read the summaries of four published articles related to managing CHF in the community. Content includes the cost-effectiveness of nurse-led disease management, different levels of HF management programs and their effectiveness related to improved outcomes, whether telemonitoring or structured telephone support has any effect on the hospitalization rate, and factors contributing to the rehospitalization of HF patients.

Symptom Clusters Predict Event-Free Survival in Patients with Heart Failure
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, July/August 2010

Examine this study which explores which physical symptom clusters occur in HF patients and seeks to determine the impact of symptom clusters on event-free survival. The researchers reveal 2 distinct symptom clusters that impact outcomes.

Cardiovascular Rehabilitation in Patients with Diabetes
Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation & Prevention, May/June 2010

Individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus have 2 to 4 times the risk of developing and dying from coronary heart disease when compared with nondiabetic patients. Examine this study which assesses cardiovascular disease risk profiles of diabetic and nondiabetic patients with coronary heart disease and the effects of a 6-week tailored multidisciplinary cardiac rehabilitation program.

Heart Beats: Atrial Fibrillation: Control or Convert?
Nursing2010 Critical Care, May 2010

Atrial fibrillation impairs the heart's ability to function effectively. Review the electrophysiology and the guidelines for management treatment from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association.

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