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Medications for heart failure management: What nurses need to know

Learn about heart failure medications to ensure improved outcomes Takeaways: Learn about the newest medications to treat heart failure, including adverse effects, indications, and nursing implications. ...

Landmark study may impact standard stroke treatment guidelines

A new milestone study with results published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that clot removal up to 24 hours after stroke...
Hypertension

What goes up must come down: Hypertension and the JNC-8 guidelines

Essential (primary) hypertension is one of the most important preventable contributors to illness and death in the United States. Frequently termed the silent killer,...

Recognizing heart failure symptoms can improve patient self-management

Click here to download the PDF. Despite life-sustaining medical management for patients with critically worsening symptoms, heart failure (HF) prevalence continues to rise. An estimated...
Hypertensive

Responding to a hypertensive crisis

Clifton Jones, an African-American male aged 59, comes to the emergency department (ED) complaining of headache and blurred vision. After the triage nurse measures...

What’s new in anticoagulation for patients with atrial fibrillation?

Mrs. Muriel H, age 78, is admitted to the medical-surgical unit with GI bleeding. She has a 5-year history of atrial fibrillation and has...

Study: Higher Hgb or receiving EPO doesn’t improve neuro outcomes in patients with TBI

In patients with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), the administration of the hormone erythropoietin (EPO) or maintaining a higher hemoglobin (Hgb) concentration through blood...

Reducing sepsis deaths: A systems approach to early detection and management

An interdisciplinary sepsis initiative eases the sepsis burden on patients, families, and the healthcare system.

FDA approves new hemophilia treatment

On June 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Eloctate, Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), Fc fusion protein, for use in adults and children...

Study: Thrombolytics significantly reduce mortality in sudden-onset PE

According to a study in JAMA, adding thrombolytics to conventional approaches when treating patients with sudden-onset pulmonary embolism is associated with 47% fewer deaths...

Guidelines for abdominal aortic aneurysm screening released

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released recommendations on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm. One of the recommendations is one-time screening by ultrasonography...

Moderate dietary protein intake may reduce stroke risk

People with diets higher in protein, especially from fish, may be less likely to have a stroke than those with diets lower in protein,...

At least 10% of MI patient may have undiagnosed diabetes

At least 10 percent of people who have a myocardial infarction (MI) may have undiagnosed diabetes, according to research presented at the American Heart...