THIS ISSUE of Cardiac Insider offers you a wealth of information to help you provide the best evidence-based care possible to people with cardiovascular disease. Not only will you update your knowledge about recognizing and caring for patients with many types of cardiomyopathies and carditis, but you'll also fine-tune your nursing skills with our automated external defibrillator and transcutaneous pacemaker photo guides. And don't miss the concise review of the changes contained in the 2005 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.
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Overall, this Cardiac Insider will help you meet the challenge of caring for your patients with cardiovascular disease-the number-one killer in the United States.
Denise D. Hayes, RN, CRNP, MSN
Senior Clinical Editor, Nursing2006