The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association is pleased to provide Evidence-Based Care of the Patient with Atrial Fibrillation: A Call to Action for Nurses and Advanced Practice Nurses. This series of articles is designed to guide and support the clinical practice of those managing patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common cardiac arrhythmia in the United States.
Previous research has yielded conflicting evidence on the use of digoxin in patient with atrial fibrillation (AF) or congestive heart failure (CHF), but the largest systematic review and meta-analysis suggests that there is an increased risk of all-cause mortality with digoxin use in these patients.
Researchers may have discovered a genetic explanation as to why some patients do not respond to hypertension treatment with thiazide diuretics.
A new report published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology provides clinicians with a guideline to help their patients decide on whether or not to initiate statin therapy.
The inclusion of peanuts as part of a high-fat meal improves the postprandial triglyceride response and preserves endothelial function, according to a new study.
Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) had almost a 50% higher risk of developing heart failure over a seven-year follow-up period compared to their peers without PTSD, a study has found.
About 1 in 5 children and adolescents had adverse lipid concentrations, and 1 in 10 had borderline high or high blood pressure (BP)
View this chart on combination hypertension drugs for a quick overview on treatment options.