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Peripheral vascular disease

08 March 2000

Nursing Standard


This article discusses peripheral vascular disease and its associated risk factors. It outlines clinical patient assessment, medical interventions and the role of...

Cardiovascular care of patients with Marfan syndrome

16 March 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder with potentially fatal cardiovascular complications. These risks can be reduced by early diagnosis, appropriate review and...

Use of statins to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in adults

29 May 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

The relationship between serum cholesterol and cardiovascular disease is well established. Primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular events involves the use...

Transluminal aortic stenting

23 October 1996

Nursing Standard

Special focus: cardiology

There are various different types of aneurysms. A saccular aneurysm is a small outpouching of the vessel (Fig. 1a); fusiform aneurysms are formed from a general...

Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

04 October 2000

Nursing Standard


Rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is often a catastrophic event, while elective traditional repair involves major surgery. This article explains AAA...

Diabetes-associated cardiovascular risk factors

04 July 2001

Nursing Standard


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...

Potassium disturbances and associated electrocardiogram changes

01 September 2007

Emergency Nurse


This article describes the clinical presentation and associated electrocardiogram recordings in patients with electrolyte disturbances, particularly serum potassium...

Reperfusion therapy

01 February 2006

Emergency Nurse


In this article Nick Castle explains that, with significant improvements being made to the emergency management of cardiac patients, emergency nurses should...

Carotid endarterectomy

03 October 2001

Nursing Standard


Cerebrovascular accident or stroke is a common cause of death and disability. Carotid endarterectomy is a surgical procedure performed to prevent ischaemic stroke....

Theory and practice of manual blood pressure measurement

12 December 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article outlines the process of taking a manual blood pressure measurement. The author suggests that it is a skill that nursing students should be using in...
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