Susan Truesdell

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PURPOSE Comprehensive cardiac evaluations are currently recommended for all anthracycline-treated patients to detect subclinical cardiac failure. A screening test is needed that would easily and inexpensively identify patients who are at risk for late cardiac decompensation. METHODS We routinely reviewed the ECG and echocardiogram (ECHO) results of 52 of(More)
The most disabling and frightening symptom experienced by patients with COPD is dyspnea. Even with the use of bronchodilators, the symptom may not be completely relieved. Patients often develop their own strategies for managing shortness of breath, including the use of a breathing technique called pursed-lip breathing. Although most nurses are familiar with(More)
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