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Diabetes-associated cardiovascular risk factors

04 July 2001

Nursing Standard

CPD

Cardiovascular disease is the biggest killer in the UK and diabetes puts people at increased risk of this disease. The role of nurses in reducing cardiovascular risk...

Thrombolytic therapy in acute myocardial infarction

31 May 2005

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

This article examines thrombolytic therapy, the first-line treatment for patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction in most UK hospitals. The pharmacology...

The role of nurses in improving emergency cardiac care

16 August 2005

Nursing Standard

Art and science

Cardiovascular diseases exert a huge burden on individuals and society, with coronary heart disease (CHD) the single most common cause of death in the United Kingdom...

Management of patients with atrial fibrillation: diagnosis and treatment

07 February 2012

Nursing Standard

Continuing professional development

This article focuses on the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation (AF). It looks briefly at normal electrical conduction in the heart and how this differs...

Primary percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with acute myocardial infarction

26 September 2006

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

This article examines the development of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) for the treatment of acute ST- segment elevation myocardial infarction in...

The role of nurses in improving emergency cardiac care

10 August 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Cardiovascular diseases exert a huge burden on individuals and society, with coronary heart disease (CHD) the single most common cause of death in the United Kingdom...

Atrial fibrillation: part 1

28 May 2003

Nursing Standard

CPD

Part 1 of this two-part article on atrial fibrillation – a common cardiac rhythm abnormality – covers the mechanical and electrical functions of the heart. It also...

Atrial fibrillation: part 2

04 June 2003

Nursing Standard

CPD

In the second part of this article, the author examines common causes and consequences of atrial fibrillation (AF). The author also discusses some of the...

Cardiac resynchronisation therapy for patients with heart failure

20 July 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) is a non-pharmacological treatment for heart failure. The method ‘resynchronises’ the contraction of the right and left...

Coronary heart disease: risk factor management

08 December 2004

Nursing Standard

CPD

Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the UK. Nurses have a pivotal role in the management of high-risk patients and the...