Heart Sounds: What is Your Patient’s Heart Telling You?

Join Jane Linderbaum, MS, CNP, AACC, as she reviews basic heart sounds (S1, S2) and how to recognize third, fourth sounds, gallops, and pericardial rubs. After this course, you will be able to describe and identify diagnostic heart sounds/murmurs including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, mitral valve prolapse, and aortic and mitral stenosis and regurgitation. Additionally, this course…

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Using Heart Rate Variability Measurements

Thank you to Megan L. Jester and Emily J. Jones for this article on heart rate variability measurement. You can read the first article in this series here. Using Heart Rate Variability Measurements for Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease Across the Lifespan In the first article in the series, heart rate variability was introduced…

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Heart Rate Variability Measurement

Thank you to Megan L. Jester and Emily J. Jones for this article on heart rate variability measurement. You can read the second article in this series here. Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease Across the Lifespan Heart rate variability is a complex physiological phenomenon linked to autonomic nervous system (ANS) innervation of the heart…

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The QT Interval: Too Hot, Too Cold, Just Right

  Dr. Michael Ackerman, Director of the Long QT Syndrome Clinic at Mayo Clinic, discusses the importance of the QT Interval and the risk of sudden cardiac death. This course covers the pathophysiology of common causes of cardiac syncope and the evaluation and management of cardiac syncope with a focus on counseling patients to return…

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