Pacemakers and Implantable Defibrillators*

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Pacemakers and Implantable Defibrillators* Carol Jacobson Donna Gerity PACEMAKERS Arrhythmia device therapy is becoming more complex with every advance in technology, requiring clinicians to have more knowledge and greater responsibilities…

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Exercise and Activity

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Exercise and Activity Jonathan Myers Since the late 1950s, numerous scientific reports have examined the relationships between physical activity, physical fitness, and cardiovascular health. Expert panels convened by organizations such…

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Mechanical Circulatory Assist Devices

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Mechanical Circulatory Assist Devices Michael A. Chen* *Debra Laurent and Julie A. Shinn are authors of Nursing Care Plan 26-1 Mechanical circulatory assist devices have been used since the 1960s….

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Lipid Management and Cardiovascular Disease

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Lipid Management and Cardiovascular Disease Kathleen A. Berra Joan M. Fair Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death for American women and men and is responsible for 35.2%…

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Adult Congenital Heart Disease

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Adult Congenital Heart Disease Philip Moons Mary M. Canobbio Congenital heart disease is defined as gross structural abnormalities of the heart or intrathoracic great vessels that have actual or potential…

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Disease Management Models for Cardiovascular Care

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Disease Management Models for Cardiovascular Care Nancy Houston Miller Erika S. Sivarajan Froelicher Since the mid-1990s disease management programs have served as an important method of caring for patients with…

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Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors

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Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors Kaye M. Kramer Katherine M. Newton Erika S. Sivarajan Froelicher Coronary heart disease (CHD) is usually associated with one or more characteristics known as risk…

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Acquired Valvular Heart Disease

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Acquired Valvular Heart Disease Denise Ledoux DEFINITION, CLASSIFICATION, AND EPIDEMIOLOGY Valvular heart disease continues to be a common source of cardiac dysfunction and mortality. Competent cardiac valves maintain a unidirectional…

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Adherence to Cardiovascular Treatment Regimens

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Adherence to Cardiovascular Treatment Regimens Lora E. Burke Kyeongra Yang Sushama D. Acharya Adherence or compliance has been studied extensively in recent decades.1, 2, 3, 4 The terms adherence and…

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