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March 21, 2013
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  Heart Health News 
  • PCNA symposium focuses on importance of team-based care
    PCNA commented on four studies presented at the American College of Cardiology's annual meeting. At the meeting, PCNA and ACC held their second-annual joint symposium, and PCNA board President-elect Barbara Fletcher said it focused on the importance of team-based care for heart failure patients. "Treatment and management are key for better patient outcomes," Fletcher said. Nurse.com (3/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Mortality study suggests need to reach young stroke survivors
    A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found an increased risk of dying over the next 20 years among adults who survived a stroke before age 50. Dr. Feliks Koyfman of the Neurovascular Laboratory at Winthrop-University Hospital commented that healthier eating and exercise habits; medication; and abstaining from alcohol and smoking can help young stroke survivors reduce their future risks. HealthDay News (3/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Exercise may lower cardiac mortality risk in diabetes
    Norwegian researchers found adults with diabetes were two to three times as likely as those without the condition to die from cardiovascular disease. However, diabetes patients who reported one to two hours of weekly exercise had a similar risk as inactive adults who didn't have diabetes, researchers wrote in Diabetes Care. DoctorsLounge.com/HealthDay News (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Emerging Trends 
  • Gastric banding reduces metabolic syndrome, BP drug use in small study
    A study presented at the American College of Cardiology conference found the majority of 50 obese patients who had laparoscopic gastric banding to lose weight saw their metabolic syndrome symptoms resolved for up to five years. Researchers from New York University School of Medicine said the procedure also led to lower rates of diabetes and less use of hypertension medications. The trial involved patients with a body mass index between 30 and 40. Medscape (free registration) (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Nursing in the News 
  • WHO: Nurses are vital to addressing noncommunicable diseases
    A World Health Organization report highlights the role of nurses and midwives in preventing noncommunicable conditions including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. "Nurses and midwives have the expertise to help individuals and communities improve health outcomes," report co-author and UCLA nursing professor Linda Sarna said. Nurse.com (3/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  PCNA Update 
  • Act now! Annual Symposium early bird registration ends in 15 days!
    Register for the PCNA 19th Annual Symposium by April 5 to receive early bird rates. PCNA's Annual Symposium is your source for cutting-edge information, best practices, and national guidelines in cardiovascular risk reduction and disease management. Join fellow nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, physicians, diabetes educators, dietitians, exercise physiologists, and other cardiovascular health care professionals at the premier cardiovascular nursing conference of 2013. Register today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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