Cardiovascular Pearls Archive
Complaints about lack of sleep and postnasal drip may describe worsening heart failure.
A straightforward simile to help young clinicians learn what to listen for when auscultating a patient.
Picking up such low-pitched heart sounds can be difficult. Read this tip for clearer listening.
Differentiating systolic heart murmurs can be challenging.
Ask patients who present with fatigue about abnormal cravings for ice.
Detecting deep vein thrombosis early can aid prevention efforts.
Patients often complain they have a difficult time completely removing the adhesive from ECG pads. Pass on this simple tip for painless removal.
Using plumbing as an analogy for atherosclerosis can help improve treatment adherence.
A helpful analogy for helping patients understand coronary anatomy.
A nurse offers a surprising, yet effective solution for helping patients catch their breath.
Advise patients who are bothered by the fishy taste of omega-3 fish oil capsules to freeze the supplements.
A nurse practitioner offers an easy tip to help increase patient adherence to antihypertensive medication by enabling them to visualize their condition.
Many providers confuse metoprolol tartrate and metoprolol succinate. Learn an easy way to keep them straight.
Solutions for prevent blood clots on long flights.
Some individuals develop hyponatremia when on a diuretic — not because the sodium level is diluted, but because the diuretic causes the sodium to be excreted with the excess fluid.