Heart Failure Management: Lifestyle and Self-Care

Improving quality of life for patients with heart failure can include lifestyle modifications and require successful behavior change strategies. Learn best practices to apply to your clinical setting from nurse providers Colleen McIlvennan, PhD, DNP, ANP, FAHA, FHFSA, of the University of Colorado in Denver, and Binu Koirala, PhD, MGS, RN, of the Johns Hopkins…

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Heart Failure Management: SGLT2i and GLP-1 RA Mechanism of Action

Often prescribed for obesity, SGLT2is and GLP-1 RAs have a role in heart failure management. Learn about their mechanisms of action, and how their use extends beyond weight loss to cardioprotective and renal protective properties. Join us with guests Kim Newlin, MSN, ANP, FPCNA, of Sutter Roseville Medical Center in Northern California, and Colleen McIlvennan,…

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Heart Failure Management: Health Equity and Access to Care

Health equity issues, including access to medications, significantly impact patients with heart failure. From pharmacy deserts to non-medical switching and beyond, hear strategies to assist patients in getting the medications they need, from nurses Binu Koirala, PhD, MGS, RN, with the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, and Kim Newlin, MSN, ANP, FPCNA,…

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AFib Management in Clinical Practice

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) management includes both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies. Guest Bill Miles, MD, FACC, of the University of Florida, Gainesville, describes how to effectively treat AFib–from asymptomatic younger patients without left ventricular dysfunction to older patients with significantly reduced ejection fraction.

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AFib and Sleep Apnea

The interrelationship of sleep apnea and atrial fibrillation (AFib) should be front of mind for clinicians. Learn keys to guideline-directed therapy including diagnosis, risk scores, the importance of anticoagulation, rate- and rhythm-controlling medications, and pacemakers, from guest Lisa Maher, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, FPCNA, Unitypoint Health Allen Hospital Cardiovascular Center.

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Cardiovascular Health in Sexual and Gender Minority Populations

Sexual and gender minorities–those identified as LGBQT+–are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Investigate the connections between heart health and minority stressors, poverty, care delays or avoidance, discrimination, and other factors affecting our patients, and how nurses can positively impact care and outcomes. Guest: Billy Caceres, PhD, RN, AGPCNC-BC, FAAN, of Columbia University.

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Primordial CVD Prevention, Maternal Health, and Advocacy to Improve Outcomes Now & Into the Future

Cardiovascular disease prevention can–and should–begin before patients develop any risk factors. Learn about strategies for primordial prevention (including maternal risks of CVD), reducing health disparities, and how they can be applied in clinical practice–no matter where patients are in their lifespan. Our guest for this conversation is Don Lloyd-Jones, past president of the American Heart…

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Familial Hypercholesterolemia, and Elevated Triglycerides: Lipid Management in Clinical Practice

Lipid Management in Clinical Practice Familial Hypercholesterol, the genetic condition that causes high LDL cholesterol levels, may lead to early heart attacks or heart disease If undiagnosed or untreated. Guest Susan Halli Demeter, DNP, CNP, NP, of the Mayo Clinic, describes diagnosis, heterozygous and homozygous versions, treatments, and the importance of genetic screening for family members.

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Leadership in Cardiovascular Nursing

Developing and demonstrating leadership–regardless of your job title–helps improve patient outcomes, job satisfaction, and career advancement. Learn about the Future of Nursing report, and how mentorship, training, and resources can help you in your career journey. Join our guest Sandra B. Dunbar, RN, PhD, FAAN, FAHA, FPCNA, of Emory University.

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Cardio-oncology: Effective Strategies for Team-Based Care

Effective Strategies for Team-Based Care Cardio-oncology requires a team of individuals–primary care, oncology, cardiology, families, and caregivers–supporting the patient and the shared decision-making process. The COVID-19 pandemic effects on cardio-oncology are discussed, along with informational resources. Guests: Janet Celli, BSN, RN, PCCN, and Kerry Skurka, RN, BSN, F-ICOS. Thank you to the Bristol-Myers Squibb –…

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