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Central vascular access device complications:

The nurse’s role at each point of care Takeaways: Central vascular access devices (CVADs) can be essential to accomplishing patient therapeutic regimens. Nurses must be able to recognize signs and symptoms of CVAD-related complications at...

Atypical presentation of myocardial infarction

Quickly recognizing unusual symptoms can save lives. Takeaways  Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in women, but it’s often under-recognized because of atypical symptoms.  Women may experience vague symptoms that are inconsistent with...

FDA approves treatment for two rare diseases

On May 6, the FDA approved Ruzurgi (amifampridine) tablets for the treatment of Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome in patients 6 to less than 17 years of age. On the same date, the agency approved Vyndaqel...

Cardiovascular nurses encourage use of updated guidelines for management of blood cholesterol and physical...

The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association believes that all nurses should integrate the recently updated 2018 American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA)/multi-society cholesterol guideline and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’...

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection

Be aware of this often misdiagnosed and possibly deadly condition. Takeaways:  Nurses should have a high level of suspicion for spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) when patients, especially young women, present with chest pain and...
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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. Stages and classes of heart failure established by the American...
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Women and cardiovascular disease

Understand women’s unique risks and symptoms to ensure early identification and treatment of CVD. Takeaways: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of mortality in women; women of color are at greater risk for...

Technology outperforms humans

Technology continues to be debated. Do we rely on it too much? Do we not embrace it enough? But sometimes, there’s no debating the benefits. And that may be the case with a study...
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Walking problems and cardiovascular disease risk

The more risk factors for cardiovascular disease people aged 60-78 have, the faster walking speed declines, according to a study in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society. Read more via Healthinaging.org.

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 led to significantly reduced disability for properly selected patients. Read...
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HIV patients at greater risk for heart, kidney disease

Patients with HIV who are at high risk for a heart attack or stroke are also at substantially greater risk for chronic kidney disease and vice versa, according to a study in PLOS Medicine....
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Diabetes and cardiovascular disease: A deadly duo

Learn about the vital education patients need to improve their outcomes. Takeaways: Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can lead to multiple complications. The most common complication of diabetes is cardiovascular disease. Nurses should...
Pneumonia, sepsis may increase risk of cardiovascular disease

Pneumonia, sepsis may increase risk of cardiovascular disease

Pneumonia or sepsis in adults associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Sophia Antipolis, 2 August 2017: Pneumonia or sepsis in adults that results in hospital admission is associated with a six-fold increased risk of...