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    L'Ecuyer, Kristine, Dr., PhD, RN, CNL; Young, Elaine, DNP, ACNS-BC, CV-BC.
    Contents:
    Cover
    Title
    Copyright
    Contents
    Contributors
    Foreword
    Preface
    Introduction
    Overview
    CVRN Certification
    About the Exam
    Eligibility Criteria
    How to Apply
    How to Contact American Nurses Credentialing Center
    Preparing for the Exam
    About the CV-BC™ Exam
    Chapter 1: Anatomy and Physiology
    Key Points
    Introduction
    Glossary Terms
    Properties of Cardiac Muscle
    Cellular Energy Metabolism: ATP
    Cardiac Cell Reproduction
    Autonomic Nervous System
    Hemodynamics
    Cardiac Output
    Preload, Contractility, and Afterload
    Heart Chambers Heart Valves
    Coronary Arteries and Veins
    Tissue Layers of the Heart
    Vascular Structure and Function
    Normal Function of the Vascular Endothelium
    Vascular Response to Injury
    Lymphatics
    Cerebral Circulation
    Chapter 2: The Cardiovascular Interview and History
    Key Points
    Introduction
    Glossary Terms
    The Patient Interview and History Identifying Data
    Identifying Data
    Current/Chief Concerns
    Review of Systems
    Glossary Terms
    Symptom Analysis
    Chest Discomfort
    Dyspnea
    Paroxysmal Nocturnal Dyspnea
    Abdominal Symptoms
    Palpitations
    Syncope Claudication
    Edema
    Key Signs of Cardiovascular Disease
    Coronary Heart Disease
    Heart Failure
    Valvular Heart Disease
    Cardiac Arrhythmias
    Peripheral Vascular Disease
    Medications
    Medical History Congenital and Childhood Illnesses
    Adult Illnesses
    Cardiovascular Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
    Surgical History
    Medications
    Allergies, Reactions, and Intolerances
    Family History
    Psychosocial and Social History
    Depression
    Cardiotoxic Substance Abuse
    Socioeconomic Status
    Self-Care
    Functional Assessment
    Lifestyle Factors Functional Activities
    Nutrition
    Physical Activity
    Sleep
    Therapeutic Communication/Motivational Interviewing
    Conclusion
    Clinical Pearls
    Chapter 3: Physical Assessment
    Key Points
    Introduction
    Glossary Terms
    Patient Interview
    Comprehensive History
    History of Present Illness
    Past Medical History
    Family History
    Social History
    Review of Systems
    General Survey
    Vital Signs
    Pulse
    Blood Pressure
    Orthostatic Vital Signs
    Pulse Pressure
    Respirations
    Temperature
    Oxygen Saturation
    Body Mass Index Cardiovascular Physical Assessment
    Carotid Arteries
    Inspection
    Palpation
    Auscultation
    Jugular Vein
    Inspection
    Palpation
    Hepatojugular Reflux/Abdominojugular Reflex
    Precordium
    Inspection
    Palpation
    Percussion
    Cardiac Auscultation
    Heart Sounds
    Cardiac Murmurs
    Pericardial Friction Rub
    Cardiovascular-Related Findings in Other Systems Eyes
    Eyes
    Inspection
    Fundoscopic Examination
    Integumentary
    Inspection
    Edema
    Peripheral Pulses
    Pulmonary
    Inspection
    Palpation
    Auscultation
    Percussion
    Abdominal
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