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Right-sided heart failure

Give the right side of the heart the attention it’s due. Takeaways: In right-sided heart failure, ventricular independence (between the right and left ventricles) can...

Strategies for improving survivorship after sudden cardiac arrest

Survival and recovery continue long after resuscitation. Takeaways: Recovery after resuscitation from sudden cardiac arrest extends well after discharge. Recovery will look different based on...

2020 American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the inpatient setting

Everything healthcare providers need to know Editor’s note: This is an early release of a web exclusive article for the March 2021 issue of American...

High-flow nasal cannulas: Risks and benefits in response to COVID-19

Nurses need to understand the nuances of this therapy. Takeaways Nurses should know the risks, benefits, and controversy surrounding high-flow nasal cannulas in adults with...

Long-term effects of napping on cardiovascular health

We all need a nap every once in a while—but the effects of frequent napping have remained controversial in the scientific community. Over the...

Marijuana use could hurt the heart and blood vessels

Cannabis use has grown in popularity over the last decade, specifically in people aged 18-25. Though use of this drug is legal in some...

Are e-cigarette users at a higher risk for COVID-19?

The use of e-cigarettes has increasingly grown in popularity amongst the younger population. A study published in Journal of Adolescent Health wanted to find...

Get to the HEART of palliative care for patients with heart failure

Takeaways: All healthcare providers should possess primary palliative care are skills; secondary palliative care is used for complex symptoms, difficult discussions, and assistance with...

Improving hypertension self-management in older adults

Nurses’ role in medication and lifestyle modification adherence.  Takeaways: Nonadherence to antihypertensive medications and lifestyle modifications is a major cause of poorly controlled hypertension in...

An uptick in number of cases of broken heart syndrome is associated with COVID-19

Stress cardiomyopathy, often called broken heart syndrome, is a condition “caused by intense emotional or physical stress leading to rapid and severe reversible cardiac...

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