Highlights from the Virtual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium

Our attendees took to Twitter to share some of the most interesting takeaways from our Virtual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium. Here are some of their top tweets.

Review of COVID 19: Epidemiology and Cardiovascular Considerations

Diana Baptiste, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE @BaptisteDiana
“Nurses, our collective voices must be heard through advocacy for public health policy that promotes health equity”- @ycommodore @HeartNurses #PCNA2020 @CDH_JHU

Role of Cardiovascular Nurses in Mitigating Impact of COVID-19: Providing compassionate and competent care to patients with or without COVID-19; Patient education- COVID-19 infection, care-seeking; Advocacy and public health policy

Lynne Braun, PhD @braun_lynne

Cardiovascular considerations in #COVIDー19 @ycommodore #PCNA20 @HeartNurses

Cardiovascular Considerations: COVID-19 has important implications for patients with CVD and risk factors
1. Increased risk of severe disease and death
2. Multiple direct and indirect CV complications
3. Investigational COVID-19 therapies may have CV side effects
4. Triage patients without COVID-19 but with CV conditions
5. Safety measures to prevent spread of COVID-19

Lynne Braun, PhD @braun_lynne

#COVIDー19 brings to light US disparities @ycommodore #PCNA20 @HeartNurses @NMHheartdoc

COVID-19 Disparities: A variety of articles showing the pandemic hitting black and brown Americans harder.

Optimal Nutrition for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction: What should we eat now?

Lynne Braun, PhD @braun_lynne

Dr Catherine Christie: Common denominators of healthy diet 1) focus on plant foods 2) caloric restriction #PCNA20 @HeartNurses

Lynne Braun, PhD @braun_lynne

Healthy vegetarian patterns #PCNA20 @HeartNurses

Healthy Vegetarian Patterns: A healthy vegetarian diet provides abundant complex carbohydrates in the form of whole grains, vegetables, and fruit.
– Soluble fiber helps improve blood lipids
– Food rich in fiber also provide minerals to help control blood pressure, antioxidants to help protect against LDL oxidation, phytochemicals, and vitamins and minerals
– Supplements of nutrients or phytochemicals have failed to provide similar benefits
– Plant proteins are provided in the form of cereal grains, nuts, seeds, vegetables and legumes

Susan Halli Demeter@SusanHD @SusanHD3

How to approach a conversation w/your patient re: keto diet. @HeartNurses

Considerations on Keto Low and Very Low Carbohydrate Diets:
– Personal preference should be considered when discussing weight loss diets
– Discuss risks and benefits of the diet and the need for medical oversight before startings
– Limit use of a very low carbohydrate to 2-6 months induce weight loss
– Conduct baseline and follow-up lipid and lipoprotein assessments
– Monitor glycemic control and adjust diabetes medications as needed

Lipid Management in 2020: The Role of Non-Statin Therapies

Lynne Braun, PhD @braun_lynne

Contrasting effects of EPA and DHA  @SusanHD3  #PCNA20 @HeartNurses

Contrasting Effects of EPA and DHA

Lynne Braun, PhD @braun_lynne

Reduce-IT Revasc @SusanHD3 #PCNA20 @HeartNurses


Lynne Braun, PhD @braun_lynne

Thank you @SusanHD3 for including the critical clinician-patient discussion in your nonstatin therapy talk at #PCNA20 @HeartNurses @nstonedoc

Communication Strategies: clinician-patient discussion and shared decision-making

Sex Differences in Prevention and Management of Heart Failure

Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PhD, MHS, RN @ycommodore

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