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Cardiac Health: Primary Prevention of Heart Disease in Women

Turk, MW and Tuite, PK and Burke, LE (2009) Cardiac Health: Primary Prevention of Heart Disease in Women. Nursing Clinics of North America, 44 (3). 315 - 325. ISSN 0029-6465

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Heart disease is the number one cause of death among women. Although 450,000 women die annually from heart disease, this fact is unknown to many women. Because heart disease is frequently preventable, increasing awareness of personal risk and preventative measures is a key element of health care for women. Nurse clinicians can evaluate, educate, and counsel women regarding their risk for this pervasive disease and promote behavior changes that will decrease that risk. Research evidence supports that lifestyle behaviors are the cornerstone of heart disease prevention. This article presents current evidence for the prevention of heart disease related to dietary intake, physical activity, weight management, smoking cessation, blood pressure control, and lipid management. Guidelines for implementing findings in clinical practice are discussed. © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Turk, MW
Tuite, PKptuite@pitt.eduPTUITE
Burke, LElbu100@pitt.eduLBU1000000-0003-2434-9867
Date: 1 September 2009
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Nursing Clinics of North America
Volume: 44
Number: 3
Page Range: 315 - 325
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1016/j.cnur.2009.06.001
Schools and Programs: School of Nursing > Nursing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0029-6465
Article Type: Review
MeSH Headings: Evidence-Based Practice; Exercise; Female; Food Habits; Health Promotion--methods; Heart Diseases--epidemiology; Heart Diseases--etiology; Heart Diseases--prevention & control; Humans; Hyperlipidemias--complications; Hyperlipidemias--prevention & control; Hypertension--complications; Hypertension--prevention & control; Life Style; Medical History Taking; Nurse Clinicians--organization & administration; Nurse's Role; Nursing Assessment; Obesity--complications; Obesity--prevention & control; Patient Education as Topic; Physical Examination; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Primary Prevention--methods; Risk Assessment; Risk Factors; Smoking Cessation; Women's Health
PubMed ID: 19683093
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2012 19:52
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2022 12:55


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