Date of Award/Publication


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Degree Name

M.S. in Advanced Practice Nursing

First Supervisor

Dianne Cooney-Miner


Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, affecting nearly eighty million people (American Heart Association IAHAI, 2009). Included in this population are those with heart attack or myocardial infarction (MI). Coughlin (2008) estimated that about 1.2 to 1.5 million Americans will have an MI annually. For approximately thirty eight percent of these patients, it is a recurrent event.

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