NURSING

Arrhythmias and Conduction Disturbances

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Arrhythmias and Conduction Disturbances Carol Jacobson MECHANISMS OF ARRHYTHMIAS Cardiac arrhythmias result from abnormal impulse initiation, abnormal impulse conduction, or both mechanisms together. Abnormal impulse initiation includes enhanced normal automaticity,…

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Cardiac Surgery

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Cardiac Surgery Denise Ledoux* Helen Luikart† *Author of the section on cardiac surgery. †Author of the section on cardiac transplantation. Surgical intervention continues to be a mainstay of treatment for…

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Smoking Cessation and Relapse Prevention

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Smoking Cessation and Relapse Prevention Min Sohn Mark Hawk Kirsten Martin Erika S. Sivarajan Froelicher Heart disease and stroke, both forms of cardiovascular disease (CVD), continue to be the first…

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Global Cardiovascular Health

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Global Cardiovascular Health Kawkab Shishani Erika S. Sivarajan Froelicher INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH In recent years, medicine worldwide has witnessed an “epidemiologic transition.” Morbidity and mortality from chronic diseases have…

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Hemodynamic Monitoring

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Hemodynamic Monitoring Elizabeth J. Bridges Cardiovascular support of critically ill patients requires noninvasive and invasive monitoring of physiological indicators of cardiovascular function, including factors that affect cardiac performance (preload, afterload,…

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Obesity: An Overview of Assessment and Treatment

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Obesity: An Overview of Assessment and Treatment Lora E. Burke Patricia K. Tuite Melanie Warziski Turk Obesity is a multifactorial disease involving complex interactions among genetic, metabolic, environmental, cultural, and…

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Hypertension

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Hypertension Cheryl R. Dennison Nancy Houston Miller Susanna G. Cunningham Hypertension (HTN), also known as high blood pressure (BP), is the most common risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in…

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Diabetes Mellitus and Metabolic Syndrome

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Diabetes Mellitus and Metabolic Syndrome Beverly Dyck Thomassian OVERVIEW OF DIABETES The global epidemic of diabetes will challenge our generation to develop novel strategies to prevent and treat this life…

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Heart Failure and Cardiogenic Shock

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Heart Failure and Cardiogenic Shock Laurie A. Soine HEART FAILURE Heart failure (HF) is a pathophysiologic state in which an abnormality of cardiac function is responsible for inadequate systemic perfusion….

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