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Stroke risk rises with increased sodium consumption, study says | Study: Vitamin C supplements may be effective against hypertension | Daily dose of dark chocolate may boost heart health, study says
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April 26, 2012
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Stroke risk rises with increased sodium consumption, study says
A study in the journal Stroke found that people who consume more than 1,500 milligrams per day of sodium have higher risks of stroke. U.S. researchers said there was a 17% increase in risk with each additional 500 mg of sodium per day, and 43% of study participants reported consuming 2,300 mg to 4,000 mg on a daily basis.
FoodNavigator (4/24) 
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Study: Vitamin C supplements may be effective against hypertension
An analysis of 29 clinical studies showed that vitamin C supplements have a modest effect in lowering blood pressure levels. Researchers found that taking 500 milligrams of vitamin C supplements daily for about two months was associated with an almost 4-point reduction in systolic pressure and about a 1.5-point reduction in diastolic pressure.
WebMD (4/20) 
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Daily dose of dark chocolate may boost heart health, study says
A small study by San Diego State University researchers found that people who ate 50 grams of dark chocolate each day had lower blood glucose levels and improved cholesterol readings compared with those who ate white chocolate. The findings will be presented at an Experimental Biology meeting.
HealthDay News (4/24) 
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Cardiology training lacks heart disease prevention, survey shows
A survey of cardiologist fellowship programs showed only 24% met guidelines for training physicians in heart disease prevention, and 24% did not devote any part of the curriculum to prevention topics. While some programs covered topics such as use of heart medications, subjects such as nutrition, obesity, smoking and the management of chronic disease often were not included in lectures.
Reuters (4/24) 
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Stopping anticoagulants can harm A-fib patients, study finds
Patients with atrial fibrillation who discontinued anticoagulant treatment were at greater risk for strokes and blood clots, according to a study from researchers at Duke University and UCLA. The risk was similar for those taking warfarin and rivaroxaban.
HealthDay News (4/25) 
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Scans can help predict risk of heart attack, study finds
A Scottish study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that a technique that uses CT and X-ray images can help find active and ongoing calcification in patients' coronary arteries, which can indicate a higher risk for a heart attack. "If we can identify patients at high risk of a heart attack earlier, we can then use intensive drug treatments and perhaps procedures such as stents to reduce the chances of them having a heart attack," said lead author Dr. Marc Dweck of Edinburgh University.
The Scotsman (Edinburgh) (4/24) 
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Nurse reduces readmissions by keeping heart failure patients healthy
Clinical Heart Failure Coordinator Maike Henning is in charge of ensuring heart failure patients at Providence Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska, stay healthy and do not have to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge. Henning counsels patients about their condition and shows them how to watch for signs of fluid retention. The program has reduced heart failure readmissions from 17% to less than 11%.
Alaska Public Media (4/24) 
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Nursing students help patients develop diabetes management plans
University of Nebraska Medical Center nursing students get real-world experience helping patients with diabetes develop approaches to managing their disease. The federally funded self-management project has been expanded to additional nursing classes, including one that covers disease prevention and health promotion.
Omaha World-Herald (Neb.) (4/23) 
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Lifestyle Counseling in 10 Minutes or Less
The April 12-14 PCNA Annual Symposium's breakout sessions included Lifestyle Counseling in 10 Minutes or Less. This Medscape Medical News interview with Lynne T. Braun, Ph.D., CNP, CLS, FAHA, FPCNA, FAAN, and Jane Nelson-Worel, MSN, APRN-BC, APNP, FAHA, FPCNA, explores the power of short counseling sessions about exercise and good nutrition for people with cardiovascular disease. Read the interview.
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Excellence in Clinical Practice Award nominations now open
Nominations for this year's Excellence in Clinical Practice Award, sponsored by PCNA and the American Heart Association's Council on Cardiovascular Nursing are open now through June 3. The Excellence in Clinical Practice Award recognizes and encourages excellence in cardiovascular nursing clinical practice. Nominate someone today.
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