Nursing a new approach to heart disease at UC Irvine

May 27, 2012
Lorraine Evangelista

A passion for patient care led Lorraine Evangelista into nursing, but through research she is finding a way to make a greater impact, especially for those who suffer from heart disease.

Evangelista has gained national recognition for her involvement in studies to help people with heart conditions, and her latest effort may produce her most significant research achievement yet.

The associate professor of nursing science at UC Irvine is leading a multi-university study to see whether a protein-rich diet can increase the long-term health prospects for overweight patients with congestive heart failure.

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