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January 24, 2013
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News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

  Heart Health News 
  • Reducing salt intake improves vascular function, study finds
    A University of Colorado report found that patients with moderate hypertension who restricted their salt intake reversed their vascular endothelial dysfunction. The study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology said limiting salt had benefits for macrovascular and microvascular functions. MedWire News (U.K.) (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Exercise after meals lowers triglyceride levels
    A small study from Japan found that people who took a brisk walk and did some resistance training one hour after a meal decreased the postprandial elevation of triglyceride levels 72%, compared with 25% when the exercise was done before eating. The study was published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Medscape (free registration) (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Emerging Trends 
  • New method shows promise for treating DVT
    Treating deep venous thrombosis with anti-clotting drugs that are delivered directly through a catheter to sites with thromboli dissolved the clots in 95% of cases and prevented rethrombosis in most patients, according to a study presented at an endovascular therapy meeting. The rate of bleeding complications was similar to that of standard DVT therapy. A larger study is being prepared to test the new treatment further, with results expected in 2016 or 2017. (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Nursing in the News 
  • Neb. NP studies exercise compliance in heart failure patients
    University of Nebraska nurse practitioner Bunny Pozehl is studying how well heart failure patients adhere to exercise regimens to determine whether working with an exercise specialist helps. She says while working with a specialist may seem like an obvious benefit, it might not be enough to help heart failure patients, who can be fearful of too much exertion, establish exercise habits. Omaha World-Herald (Neb.) (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Certified nurse coaches can help people prevent, manage disease
    Nurses can now be trained and certified as a health coach, which can improve their ability to help patients make behavioral changes that prevent or manage chronic disease. Barbara Dossey, co-director of the International Nurse Coach Association, said people know they have to eat healthy and exercise, and nurse coaches can help them make the change. (1/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  PCNA Update 
  • Upcoming webinar: Heart Healthy Lifestyle Counseling, 1 CE
    Making and sustaining changes in dietary habits, physical activity levels and smoking cessation are integral components of reducing cardiovascular disease risk, specifically in reaching target blood pressure, weight and lipid goals. Providing the information, support and tools to patients in a brief clinical encounter can pose a difficult challenge for nurses, advanced practice nurses, dietitians and exercise specialists. Join us for an important web-based presentation which will explore common challenges, practical solutions and a new collection of simple tools and resources to support your work and your patients' efforts. Register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Register by Feb. 1 and win two nights free
    All attendees registered for the PCNA 19th Annual Symposium by Feb. 1 will be entered to win two nights' stay at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel during the conference. Registration is just $249 for PCNA members. All meals are included in the registration cost. Register today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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--Kahlil Gibran,
Lebanese-American artist, poet and writer

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