Using Brief Motivational Interviewing to Address the Complex Needs of a Challenging Patient With Heart Failure.

CONCLUSIONS:: With the use of this brief motivational interviewing approach, the patient reported an increase in her motivation and ability to change and developed a postdischarge plan for incorporating self-care behaviors in her daily routine. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS:: Motivational interviewing may be an effective method of increasing the self-care behaviors of patients with HF. PMID: 24231890 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Valsalva thrombus was detected in 8.9% of patients following balloon-expandable THV implantation and was common in the LCC, but it did not increase the risk of adverse events after TAVI. PMID: 31746754 [PubMed - in process]
Source: EuroIntervention - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research
We describe a case of necrotizing enterocolitis in a patient with Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome with persistent neonatal hypoglycemia who was treated with increasing doses of diazoxide.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This research provides information for clinical and population-based interventions targeting racial/ethnic gaps in heart failure hospitalizations. Demonstrating the persistent black-white disparity and age differences in racial/ethnic disparities, this study emphasizes the need for focused prevention among vulnerable populations. Raking methodology is an innovative approach to eliminating selection bias in hospital discharge data. PMID: 31747337 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Public Health Reports - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research
Testing new therapies in heart failure (HF) requires a chronic stable model of HF in large animals. Microembolization of the coronary arteries has been used to model HF previously; however, neural control has not been previously explored in this model. Thus the aim of this study was to further characterize neural control in this model of HF. HF was induced by infusion of microspheres (45 micron; 1.3 ml) into the proximal left coronary artery or left descending coronary arteries, with three sequential embolizations over 3 weeks. Twelve to 14 weeks after the final embolization, and when ejection fraction had decreased below ...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Authors: Sanches E, Timmermans M, Topal B, Celik A, Sundbom M, Ribeiro R, Parmar C, Ugale S, Proczko M, Stepaniak PS, Pujol Rafols J, Mahawar K, Buise MP, Neimark A, Severin R, Pouwels S Abstract Introduction: Obesity is associated with various diseases such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular diseases. It affects several organ systems, including the pulmonary and cardiac systems. Furthermore, it induces pulmonary and cardiac changes that can result in right and/or left heart failure.Areas covered: In this review, authors provide an overv...
Source: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy - Category: Cardiology Tags: Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther Source Type: research
Dogs are an interesting species when it comes to the study of aging. Firstly they are much closer to human metabolism and cellular biochemistry than mice, and secondly selective breeding has generated lineages with a very wide range of sizes and life spans. Thirdly, they occupy a good compromise position in the range of life spans, study cost, and similarity to humans. Mice live short lives, so studies are rapid and comparatively cheap, but there are sizable, important differences between mouse and human biochemistry. Humans live so long that most studies of aging are simply out of the question. Even in non-human primates ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 20 November 2019Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Susana Ravassa, Arantxa González, Antoni Bayés-Genís, Josep Lupón, Javier DíezAbstractMyocardial interstitial fibrosis is a constant pathological finding in structural heart diseases of various etiologies that evolve with heart failure. Although fibrosis facilitates heart failure progression, until now no therapeutic strategy has been developed that ensures its reversal. A possible explanation for this may lie in the vision of myocardial interstitial fibrosi...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 November 2019Source: IJC Heart &VasculatureAuthor(s): Dominik Linz, Enrico Ammirati, Gheorghe-Andrei Dan, Jordi Heijman, Dobromir Dobrev
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 November 2019Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Gabriele Crimi, Claudio Montalto, Luca Angelo Ferri, Luigi Piatti, Irene Bossi, Nuccia Morici, Alessandro Mandurino-Mirizzi, Daniele Grosseto, Giovanni Tortorella, Stefano Savonitto, Stefano De Servi, Elderly-ACS 2 InvestigatorsABSTRACTBackgroundElderlies are underrepresented in clinical trials and registries and a gap of evidence exists for clinical decision making in the setting of acute coronary syndromes (ACS). We aimed to assess the prevalence and independent prognostic impact of valvular heart disease (VHD) diagnosed d...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 November 2019Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Ashlay A. Huitema, Karen Harkness, Shiraz Malik, Neville Suskin, Robert S. McKelvieABSTRACTGlobally, there are approximately 26 million people living with heart failure (HF) and 50% of those patients suffer from HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), costing countries billions of dollars each year. Improvements in treatment of cardiovascular diseases, including advanced HF, have allowed an unprecedented number of patients to survive into old age. Despite these advances, patients with HF deteriorate and often require adva...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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