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  THIS JUST IN September 2011  



Women & Heart Disease: Symptoms and Treatment Guidelines
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, September 2011

Understand the importance of educating female patients on the risks of cardiovascular disease, and understand the signs and symptoms of MI in order to accurately diagnose and treat female patients.

A Life Course Approach to Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, August 2011

This article summarizes evidence on the early origins and progression of CVD processes across the life span of individuals and diverse populations. The evidence has prompted the development of guidelines focused on prevention and management of risk factors for CVD in children and adolescents.

Topics in Progressive Care: Critical care drugs: Pitavastatin calcium
Nursing2011 Critical Care, July 2011

Get the facts about the seventh lipid-lowering statin on the market in the United States. Pitavastatin is indicated for adults with primary hyperlipidemia or mixed dyslipidemia as an adjunctive therapy to diet to reduce elevated total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, apolipoprotein B, and triglycerides; and to increase high-density lipoproteins.

Understanding Pacemaker Rhythms: Part 2
Nursing2011 Critical Care, September 2011

Understanding basic malfunctions can help you maintain your patient's hemodynamic status. This article focuses on the malfunctions, glitches, and weird behaviors that can occur in pacemakers.

Heart Matters: Saving Hearts with Coronary Angioplasty
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, September/October 2011

Follow the case of Mr. E as he is taken to the interventional cardiology lab and prepared for a coronary angiogram. Review patient preparation, risks and benefits, the procedure itself, and follow-up recommendations.


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