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Cardiac Nursing Study Guides

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Reading Suggestions:

  • Acid Base Balance Interpretation - Includes physiology and treatment, and the history of ABG analysis
  • Anatomy & Physiology of the Heart - Explore the heart. Discover the complexities of its development and structure
  • Angioplasty / PTCA Home Page - includes the history of coronary intervention, a clinical forum, and a listing of meetings and relevant links.
  • Cardiac Catheterization Procedure - Very good overview of what it is, what the patient will experience, outcomes & discharge information.
  • Cardiax - "CARDIAX is a computer-aided instructional program of 20 planned cases in basic cardiology."
  • Cardiovascular Exam - A good source for beginner's info from the Univ of Florida's first year med school course.
  • Cardiomyopathy Facts - Info for professionals and patients about Heart and Vascular Diseases, Blood Diseases, sleep disorders, lung disease & other health info. (NHL&B Institute)
  • Cardiomyopathy Association - Very informative site with plenty of disease specific information. Good research starting point.
  • Congestive Heart Failure and Pulmonary Edema - Excellent & easy to read article that helps us understand how to define, diagnose, treat, what outcomes to watch for, patient information, and talks about legal pitfalls.
  • Cholesterol Lowering Supplements - Considering buying some of the numerous over-the-counter cholesterol supplements that are supposed to flush that nasty cholesterol away? Read this first!
  • Five Things You Need to Ask Your Doctor about Stroke - Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. Risks, prevention, treatment options, and rehabilitation of strokes. Information for professionals and families.
  • HeartPoint Gallery - Extensive discussions of topics in cardiology. (valuable patient teaching material)
  • Stabilization of Chest Pain - Covers initial stabilization, evaluation, differential diagnosis, and a section on thrombolytic therapies.

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