Predictors, burden and impact of cardiac arrhythmias among patients hospitalized with end-stage liver disease
Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy, hyperammonemia, and hepatorenal syndrome predispose to cardiac arrhythmias in End-stage liver disease (ESLD). (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - July 16, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Adeyinka Charles Adejumo, Kelechi Lauretta Adejumo, Olalekan Akanbi, Oluwole Muyiwa Adegbala, Quazim Adegbola Alayo, Daniel Obadare Fijabi, Olumuyiwa Akinbolaji Ogundipe, Nureddin Almaddah, Lydie Pani, Adedayo Adeboye Source Type: research

Use of handgrip dynamometry for diagnosis and prognosis assessment of intensive care unit acquired weakness: A prospective study
To test the agreement between handgrip dynamometry and Medical Research Council (MRC) criteria for the diagnosis of intensive care unit acquired weakness (ICUAW) and to evaluate if dynamometry findings are associated with morbidity and mortality. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - July 15, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Renan Detoffol Bragan ça, Cecilia Gómez Ravetti, Lídia Barreto, Thiago Bragança Lana Silveira Ataíde, Rafael Mourão Carneiro, Antônio Lúcio Teixeira, Vandack Nobre Source Type: research

From labor and delivery to left ventricular assist device: A peripartum cardiomyopathy case report
To report a peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) case resulting in the implantation of a permanent left ventricular assist device (LVAD) as destination therapy. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - July 10, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Rachel Hayworth Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Thyrotoxicosis-induced cardiomyopathy treated with venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
A 37-year-old woman with no past medical history presented with longstanding untreated hyperthyroidism and consequentially developed thyrotoxicosis-induced cardiomyopathy. Upon admission, she was noted with a heart rate of 172 beats per minute and an EKG consistent with supraventricular tachycardia which was unresponsive to adenosine. Shortly after the initiation of a non-cardioselective beta-blocker for the treatment of persistent tachycardia, she developed profound cardiogenic shock refractory to vasopressors and inotropes. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - July 5, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Ivo Genev, Michelle D. Lundholm, Mary Ann Emanuele, Edwin McGee, Verghese Mathew Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Seasonal variation in physical activity in patients with heart failure
In this study the authors investigated physical activity, motivation, and self-efficacy to exercise and heart failure symptoms severity of one sample patients with heart failure in the summer and the winter. Indeed, they a ssessed some numerical variables in on sample of patients in two different time-points. They used one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) for comparison of variables between two time-points of measurement. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - June 28, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Afshin Amirpour, Reihaneh Zavar, Javad Shahabi Source Type: research

Pilot randomized trial of brief behavioral treatment for insomnia in patients with heart failure
Insomnia is prevalent among patients with heart failure (HF) and is associated with reduced physical and mental functioning, including possible exacerbation of cognitive deficits. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - June 27, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Kristie M. Harris, Steven E. Schiele, Charles F. Emery Source Type: research

Doing more to serve our patients
Living with heart failure (HF) has a significant impact on a person's lifestyle and their overall health. The total healthcare expenditure for patients with cardiovascular disease in the United States is over $30 billion annually.1 As cardiovascular nurses, we have many interventions to help improve our patients' health. Some of these interventions comprise of working towards tobacco cessation, education around low fat and low sodium diets, medication adherence and maintaining physical activity. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - June 25, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: S. Craig Thomas Tags: AAHFN Leadership Message Source Type: research

Complete atrioventricular block caused by pulmonary embolism: A case report and review of literature
Acute electrocardiogram abnormalities are common in patients afflicted with pulmonary embolism (PE). Rarely, a patient with acute pulmonary embolism and electrocardiogram changes may have an underlying conduction abnormality that complicates their course. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - June 24, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Peter C. Olson, Michael Cinelli, Edmond Kurtovic, Emad Barsoum, Jonathan Spagnola, James Lafferty Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Table of Contents
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Source: Heart and Lung - June 20, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research

Board of Directors
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Source: Heart and Lung - June 20, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research

Information for Readers
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Source: Heart and Lung - June 20, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research

Information for Authors
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Source: Heart and Lung - June 20, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research

Knowledge among patients with heart failure: A narrative synthesis of qualitative research
Patients ’ knowledge of heart failure (HF) is integral to improved outcomes. However, the HF literature has not adequately explored the nature of patients’ knowledge of HF as part of their lived experience. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - June 18, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Carly Daley, Monirah Al-Abdulmunem, Richard J. Holden Source Type: research

Heart failure symptom clusters and quality of life
Heart failure (HF) is a progressive symptomatic illness with reports suggesting that patients experience multiple symptoms. Symptom clusters constitute symptoms that co-occur, are related, and influence outcomes. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - June 13, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Jeanne Salyer, Maureen Flattery, Debra E. Lyon Source Type: research

Increased admission central venous-arterial CO2 difference predicts ICU-mortality in adult cardiac surgery patients
Invasive procedures such as cardiac surgery are associated with perioperative dysfunction of macrocirculation and/or microcirculation and organ failures. Maintenance or resuscitation of an adequate macrocirculation and/or microcirculation is thus crucial in patients after cardiac surgery. We investigated the prognostic power of early central venous-arterial carbon dioxide pressure difference (delta-pCO2) after cardiac surgery. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - June 12, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Bjoern Zante, Hermann Reichenspurner, Mathias Kubik, Joerg C. Schefold, Stefan Kluge Source Type: research

A multi-component, family-focused and literacy-sensitive intervention to improve medication adherence in patients with heart failure –A randomized controlled trial
Medication nonadherence is prevalent and links to serious outcomes (e.g., rehospitalization/death) in heart failure (HF) patients; therefore, an urgent need exists for an intervention to improve and sustain adherence after intervention completion. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - June 7, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Jia-Rong Wu, Barbara Mark, George J. Knafl, Sandra B. Dunbar, Patricia P. Chang, Darren A. DeWalt Source Type: research

The impact of left ventricle ejection fraction on heart failure patients with pulmonary hypertension
The most common cause of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in developed countries is left heart disease (LHD, group 2 PH). The development of PH in heart failure (HF) patients is indicative of worse outcomes. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - June 5, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Barak Zafrir, Shemy Carasso, Sorel Goland, Liaz Zilberman, Robert Klempfner, Nir Shlomo, Evgeny Radzishevsky, Tal Hasin, Avraham Shotan, Alicia Vazan, Jean Marc Weinstein, Wadi Kinany, Robert Dragu, Elad Maor, Liza Grosman-Rimon, Offer Amir Source Type: research

Using video education to improve outcomes in heart failure
Heart Failure (HF) guidelines recommend HF self-care education. An optimal method of educating HF patients does not currently exist. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - June 4, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Kimone R.Y. Reid, Kathryn Reid, Jill Howie Esquivel, S. Craig Thomas, Virginia Rovnyak, Ivora Hinton, Cathy Campbell Source Type: research

Understanding communal coping among patients and informal caregivers with heart failure: A mixed methods secondary analysis of patient-caregiver dyads
Dyads that view illnesses as shared stressors ( “shared appraisal”), and collaboratively respond to it, have better outcomes. This process, known as communal coping, has received little attention in heart failure (HF). (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - June 3, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Jennalee S. Wooldridge, Caroline Gray, Ambri Pukhraj, Jessica Geller, Ranak B. Trivedi Source Type: research

Impact of chronic kidney disease on in-hospital outcomes following left ventricular assist device placement: A national perspective
Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are being increasingly utilized for the treatment of stage-D heart failure. A LVAD is a battery-operated, mechanical pump that assists in pumping blood out of the left ventricle (LV) into the aorta, thereby lowering left ventricular burden. Prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasing in patients receiving LVAD. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - May 29, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Rajkumar Doshi, Mohamed Taha, Sailaja Pisipati, Krunalkumar Patel, Jaafar Al-Khafaji, Rupak Desai, Jay Shah, Nageshwara Gullapalli Source Type: research

Decisional regret in left ventricular assist device patient-caregiver dyads
The objective of this study was to investigate decisional regret among left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patients and their caregivers. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - May 28, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Eric P. Stahl, Neal W. Dickert, Robert T. Cole, S. Raja Laskar, Alanna A. Morris, Andrew L. Smith, J. David Vega, Divya Gupta Source Type: research

Self-care in Chinese heart failure patients: Gender-specific correlates
Existing studies have indicated that poor self-care in heart failure (HF) patients may differ according to gender but such studies remain scarce among Chinese HF patients. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - May 27, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Xi Cao, Sek Ying Chair, Xiuhua Wang, Han Shi Jocelyn Chew, Ho Yu Cheng Source Type: research

Prognostic impact of high sensitive Troponin T in patients with influenza virus infection: A retrospective analysis
Seasonal influenza is an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and cardiac injuries are dangerous complications of influenza infection. Cardiac troponins are established biomarkers of myocardial damage. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - May 27, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Alex Pizzini, Francesco Burkert, Igor Theurl, G ünter Weiss, Rosa Bellmann-Weiler Source Type: research

The association of preoperative atrial fibrillation with post-cardiopulmonary bypass hyperfibrinolysis in rheumatic valvular heart disease patients
The purpose of this study was to assess the fibrinolytic status after cardiopulmonary bypass in rheumatic valvular heart disease patients, and detect the associated factors of post-cardiopulmonary bypass hyperfibrinolysis. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - May 27, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Zheng Guan, Yong-Jian Zhang, Lin Liu, Xin Shen, Yan-Feng Gao, Xiao-Gang Li, Rong-Sheng Zhou, Jing-Jie Liu Source Type: research

Pot smokers puffing away lung health
Marijuana is the second most commonly used inhalational agent after tobacco. It has been used for therapeutic benefits in cancer, epilepsy, inflammation and pain. Inhalation of marijuana causes reversible and irreversible lung injury. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - May 23, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Keerthi Yarlagadda, Pratiksha Singh, Isha Shrimanker, Joshua C. Hoffman, Vinod K. Nookala Source Type: research

Effects of the discontinuation sequence of norepinephrine and vasopressin on hypotension incidence in patients with septic shock: A meta-analysis
Although the order of vasopressor initiation in patients with septic shock is established, limited information is available on the order of vasopressor discontinuation. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - May 21, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Gary Duclos, Karine Baumstarck, Martin D ünser, Laurent Zieleskiewicz, Marc Leone Source Type: research

Seasonal variation in physical activity in patients with heart failure
Physical activity is important for all heart failure (HF) patients to improve quality of life and physical function. Since adherence to physical activity is low and could differ between seasons, it is essential to explore factors related to change that may depend on seasonal changes. The purpose of this study was to describe the seasonal differences in physical activity and assess factors that influence these differences in a country with markedly different winter-to-summer weather conditions (in temperature, hours of daylight and snow fall). (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - May 20, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Leonie Klompstra, Tiny Jaarsma, Anna Str ömberg, Martje H.L. van der Wal Source Type: research

Serum biochemical determinants of peripheral congestion assessed by bioimpedance vector analysis in acute heart failure
The pathophysiology of peripheral congestion is poorly investigated in patients with acute heart failure (AHF). (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - May 18, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Francesco Massari, Pietro Scicchitano, Massimo Iacoviello, Roberto Valle, Mariella Sanasi, Assunta Piscopo, Piero Guida, Filippo Mastropasqua, Pasquale Caldarola, Marco Matteo Ciccone Source Type: research

AAHFN leadership message
Summer is upon us. Hot, humid days that make us want to be in the pool or at the beach or even on a boat somewhere. When we think of summer, many of us think of no school, summer vacations, picnics, camping and on and on. However, as heart failure (HF) nurses, we also need to think about how our patients will survive the summer heat. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - May 15, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Sita Price Source Type: research

Development, piloting and validation of the Recommending Cardiac Rehabilitation (ReCaRe) instrument
Health practitioners ’ values, attitudes and beliefs largely determine their referrals to cardiac rehabilitation (CR). (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - May 14, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Chantal F. Ski, Martin Jones, Carolyn Astley, Lis Neubeck, David R. Thompson, Robyn Gallagher, Huiyun Du, Robyn A. Clark Source Type: research

Do obstructive sleep apnea and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap coincidently or intrinsically?
As unveiled by previous studies that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) happen concomitantly in about 1% of general population.1 OSA and COPD interact pathologically, causing severe hypoxemia and high risk of cardiovascular mortality.2 Hypercarbia, induced by moderate-severe COPD aggregates weakness of respiratory muscles and represses respiratory response to hypoxia stimulation, thus leading to prolonged breathing events during sleep. Negative thoracic pressure during OSA increases respiratory effort and accentuates muscular fatigue, causing decreased ventilation volume in patie...
Source: Heart and Lung - May 13, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Jiang Xie Source Type: research

A systematic review of non-pharmacological interventions to improve therapeutic adherence in tuberculosis
Reviews examining non-pharmacological interventions to improve therapeutic adherence in tuberculosis have several limitations (design, quality assessment …). Consequently, for clinical practice, it is important to generate a review containing all the information to improve patient adherence, solving the previous issues. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - May 11, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Dolores Riquelme-Miralles, Antonio Palaz ón-Bru, Armina Sepehri, Vicente Francisco Gil-Guillén Source Type: research

Missed opportunities! End of life decision making and discussions in implantable cardioverter defibrillator recipients
Guidelines for device-based therapy of cardiac rhythm abnormalities were updated in 2008 including discussions prior to implantation with implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) recipients regarding end-of-life (EOL) choices. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - May 7, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Jennifer L. Miller, Misook L. Chung, Farshid Etaee, Muna Hammash, Ingela Thyl én, Martha J. Biddle, Samy C. Elayi, Mary M. Czarapata, Samantha McEvedy, Jan Cameron, Christine A. Haedtke, Chantal F. Ski, David R. Thompson, Debra K. Moser Source Type: research

Comparison of early and midterm outcomes after transsubclavian/axillary versus transfemoral, transapical, or transaortic transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Outcomes after transsubclavian/transaxillary (TSc/TAx)-transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) have been unclear. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - May 7, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Hisato Takagi, Yosuke Hari, Kouki Nakashima, Toshiki Kuno, Tomo Ando, ALICE (All-Literature Investigation of Cardiovascular Evidence) Group Source Type: research

Dizziness in the Heartmate III patient
Dizziness in the LVAD patient is often multifactorial. Titration of antihypertensive medications, fluid shifts associated with diuresis, and arrhythmias, particularly those originating in the ventricle, are factors often implicated as contributors to dizziness in these patients. Another possible explanation may lie in the enhanced HeartMate 3 mechanism that more accurately calculates low flows,1 which can lead to greater frequency of PI events, and subsequently may result in dizziness. Unfortunately, there are no reports in the literature about the frequency of dizziness as a symptom in this patient population which may in...
Source: Heart and Lung - April 29, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Sarah Schettle, John Stulak, Hilmi Alnsasra, Alfredo Clavell Source Type: research

Prevalence of pulmonary embolism in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: The overlap syndrome
We have read with great interest the article recently published by Xie et al. entitled “Prevalence of pulmonary embolism in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: The overlap syndrome”.1 We would like to point out some issues in this study. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - April 27, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Serdar Kalemci, Ayd ın Sarıhan, Arife Zeybek, Nihat Taşdemir Source Type: research

Table of Contents
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Source: Heart and Lung - April 24, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research

Board of Directors
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Source: Heart and Lung - April 24, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research

Information for Readers
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Source: Heart and Lung - April 24, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research

Information for Authors
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Source: Heart and Lung - April 24, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research

Balloon pulmonary angioplasty attenuates sleep apnea in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
Balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) improves pulmonary hemodynamics in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) patients. However, whether it affects the severity of sleep apnea (SA) remains unknown. We investigated the effect of BPA on the severity of SA in CTEPH patients. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - April 24, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Takashi Kohno, Ryoma Fukuoka, Takashi Kawakami, Masaharu Kataoka, Mai Kimura, Motoaki Sano, Keiichi Fukuda Source Type: research

One-year cost-effectiveness of supervised center-based exercise training in addition to a post-discharge disease management program for patients recently hospitalized with acute heart failure: The EJECTION-HF study
Combining supervised exercise training (ET) and disease management program (DMP) may benefit people with heart failure (HF) but will require additional resources. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - April 15, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Shoko Maru, Alison M. Mudge, Jessica M. Suna, Paul A. Scuffham, on behalf of the EJECTION-HF Trial Investigators Source Type: research

One-year cost-effectiveness of supervised centre-based exercise training in addition to a post-discharge disease management program for patients recently hospitalized with acute heart failure: The EJECTION-HF study
Combining supervised exercise training (ET) and disease management program (DMP) may benefit people with heart failure (HF) but will require additional resources. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - April 15, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Shoko Maru, Alison M. Mudge, Jessica M. Suna, Paul A. Scuffham, on behalf of the EJECTION-HF Trial Investigators Source Type: research

Family caregiver-reported outcomes regarding decision-making for left ventricular assist device implantation
Family caregivers (FCGs) often participate in the decision for their loved one to receive a left ventricular assist device (LVAD). Little is known about the contribution of FCGs to this complex decision. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - April 10, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Barbara Birriel, Windy Alonso, Lisa A. Kitko, Judith E. Hupcey Source Type: research

Strategic plan: Vision for our future
Every two years, just before the Annual Meeting in June, the AAHFN Board and Association Headquarters (AH) staff gather for an all day strategic planning meeting. AAHFN's strategic plan is a succinct document that provides the vision and direction by describing specific strategies to reach established goals and objectives based on the current environment. Prior to this meeting, current and past board members, committee chairs, long term AAHFN members and key industry partners are asked to complete a 16 item survey. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - April 4, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Ann Laramee Tags: AAHFN Leadership Message Source Type: research

Education for advanced nursing practice worldwide – Is it fit for purpose?
In a rapidly changing world with a growing and ageing population, many with chronic conditions and multi-morbidity, and against a background of urbanization, climate change, politicisation and rising costs,1 the demand for health care has never been greater. This is typified by on-demand access to health care, increased expectations of the public and health care professionals, increased knowledge, technology and treatments and a stronger focus on patient experiences and outcomes. All this is against a predicted shortfall of over 17 million health workers, about half of them nurses,2 as well as health financing constraints....
Source: Heart and Lung - March 30, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: David R Thompson, Felicity Astin Source Type: research

Metabolic effects of beta-blockers in critically ill patients: A retrospective cohort study
We examined metabolic effects of beta-blockers among ICU patients, to address the effect on the estimated energy expenditure, measured by carbon dioxide production (VCO2). Furthermore, we investigated effects on organ function and inflammation. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - March 26, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Clara H. van Herpen, Dick A. van Blokland, Arthur R.H. van Zanten Source Type: research

Pulmonary artery dissection —A review of 150 cases
Pulmonary artery dissection (PAD) is considered to be a rare condition with a very high mortality. Since a comprehensive review on PAD has not yet been done, we analysed all the available reports on PAD. In this analysis and review we searched the databases; Medline, PubMed Central, Directory of Open Access Journals, Google Scholar using the search term “Pulmonary Artery Dissection” with no language restrictions. In the 150 cases of PAD reported from 1842 to June 2018, the average age at diagnosis was 44.8years with a male to female ratio of 1.1:1. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - March 23, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Dinesh Malcolm Gerard Fernando, Solokara Mudiyanselage Nirmani Kaushalya Thilakarathne, Chathula Ushari Wickramasinghe Source Type: research

Red cell distribution width in acute pulmonary embolism patients: A simple aid for improvement of the 30-day mortality risk stratification based on the pulmonary embolism severity index
Pulmonary embolism (PE) severity index (PESI) well predicts 30-day mortality in acute PE patients, yet improvements have been advocated. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - March 22, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Ivana Jurin, Vladimir Trkulja, Marko Ajduk, Tomislav Letilovi ć, Irzal Hadžibegović Source Type: research

Assessment of pre-operative psychosocial function among people receiving left ventricular assist devices: A national survey of US LVAD programs
The International Society for Heart& Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) guidelines for Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) includes assessment of four elements of psychosocial functioning prior to Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) implantation. Information about the practices and impact of assessments of psychosocial functioning are limited. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - March 22, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Malachy J. Clancy, Amy B. Jessop, Howard Eisen Source Type: research