The outcome of acute respiratory distress syndrome in relation to body mass index and diabetes mellitus
To determine the 28 day mortality of patients with ARDS in relation to body mass index (BMI) and presence diabetes mellitus (DM). (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - July 23, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Ayman O. Soubani, Wei Chen, Hyejeong Jang Source Type: research

Clinician response time for positive blood culture results in a pediatric ICU
Positive blood cultures guide clinicians to prescribe specific therapy based on in vitro susceptibility. Delays in appropriate antibiotic therapy increase morbidity associated with positive blood culture. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - July 11, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Mary Jo C. Grant, Jared Olson, Alex Gerber Source Type: research

Physicians' perceptions of the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) risk score in older adults with acute myocardial infarction
To evaluate physician-perceived strengths and limitations of the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) risk scores for use in older adults with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - July 8, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Shelli L. Feder, Dena Schulman-Green, Mary Geda, Kathleen Williams, John A. Dodson, Michael G. Nanna, Heather G. Allore, Terrence E. Murphy, Mary E. Tinetti, Thomas M. Gill, Sarwat I. Chaudhry Source Type: research

Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm as a fatal complication of purulent pericarditis
We report a case of a 48-year-old man with purulent pericarditis by Streptococcus viridans, despite aggressive treatment with antibiotics and partial pericardiectomy was complicated by left ventricle pseudo-aneurysm resulting in a fatal outcome. The case highlights the course of complicated purulent pericarditis and the use of noninvasive imaging for assessing early signs of pseudoaneurysm and its typical progression. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - July 7, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Bharath Sunkara, Alexandros Briasoulis, Luis Afonso, Preeti Ramappa Source Type: research

Pulmonary artery dissection in a patient with undiagnosed pulmonary hypertension – A case report and review of literature
We describe a patient with undiagnosed primary pulmonary hypertension suffering from pulmonary artery dissection that subsequently underwent surgical repair and in addition review the current literature on this topic. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - July 4, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Carl Johan Malm, Lisa Ternström, Kirsten Jörgensen, Göran Dellgren Source Type: research

The effectiveness of tight glycemic control on decreasing surgical site infections and readmission rates in adult patients with diabetes undergoing cardiac surgery: A systematic review
A systematic review of the effects of tight glycemic control with a continuous insulin infusion to achieve blood glucose levels ≤ 200 mg/dL on surgical site infections and readmission rates in adult patients with diabetes after cardiac surgery. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - June 29, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Lyn Boreland, Marcia Scott-Hudson, Kathy Hetherington, Antoinette Frussinetty, Jason T. Slyer Source Type: research

Reversal of diffuse patchy pattern in lung perfusion scan in a case of severe pulmonary arterial hypertension
A diffuse patchy pattern in the perfusion scan of the lung is a hallmark of severe pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). However, the mechanisms of this unique pattern remain uncertain. We here present the case of a 19-year-old woman with severe PAH who demonstrated reversal of the diffuse patchy pattern with improvement of pulmonary blood flow within a month after upfront triple combination therapy. Our case is a first report showing reversibility of diffuse patchy pattern by a short-term treatment in severe PAH. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - June 29, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Yoshihiko Kodama, Kohtaro Abe, Kazuya Hosokawa, Kisho Ohtani, Michinobu Nagao, Yoshitaka Hirooka, Kenji Sunagawa Source Type: research

Symptom clusters in patients presenting to the emergency department with possible acute coronary syndrome differ by sex, age, and discharge diagnosis
To identify classes of individuals presenting to the ED for suspected ACS who shared similar symptoms and clinical characteristics. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - June 25, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Anne G. Rosenfeld, Elizabeth P. Knight, Alana Steffen, Larisa Burke, Mohamud Daya, Holli A. DeVon Source Type: research

Iatrogenic acute cardiac tamponade during percutaneous removal of a fractured peripherally inserted central catheter in a premature neonate
We present a case of ACT in a 4-day-old male infant. On the second admission day, a PICC was inserted. After 2.5 months, chest radiography showed PICC fracture, and its distal portion had migrated into the right pulmonary artery. Percutaneous removal through cardiac catheterization was attempted. However, right ventriculography demonstrated intrapericardial spillage of contrast agents, and iatrogenic ACT was confirmed. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - June 20, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Zou Minghui, Cui Hujun, Ma Li, Chen Weidan, Cui Yanqin, Chen Xinxin Source Type: research

Iatrogenic pneumothorax: What can we do?
We read an interesting article by Silva et al1 regarding a prevention strategy that addresses the prevalence, risk factors and development of children who suffered from iatrogenic pneumothorax. Iatrogenic pneumothorax is characterized as an avoidable event and is one of the indicators of care quality for children.2 (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - June 20, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Karina R. Peron, Mônica Taminato, Maria Lucia B.M. dos Santos, Artur F. Delgado, Werther B. de Carvalho Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Reply to “Effect of cardiac rehabilitation on ventricular repolarization in patients with type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease: Non-invasive quantification via transmural dispersion of repolarization”
We thank Dr. Tokatli and colleagues for their valuable comments on our paper.1 (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - June 15, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Marouane Boukhris, Zied Ibn Elhadj, Abdul Wahab Terra, Salvatore D. Tomasello, Alfredo R. Galassi, Basma Boukhris Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

A closer look: Alternative pain management practices by heart failure patients with chronic pain
To describe alternative non-pharmaceutical non-nutraceutical pain self-management strategies used by people with heart failure (HF) in order to reduce chronic non-cardiac pain. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - June 15, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Deborah Dillon McDonald, Christina Soutar, Maria Agudelo Chan, Angela Afriyie Source Type: research

Surgical embolectomy versus thrombolytic therapy in the management of acute massive pulmonary embolism: Short and long-term prognosis
Comparison between surgical embolectomy and thrombolytic therapy in patients suffering from acute massive pulmonary embolism (AMPE). (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - June 13, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Ali Azari, Ahmad Tashakori Beheshti, Zahra Moravvej, Leila Bigdelu, Maryam Salehi Tags: Care of Patients With Pulmonary Disorders Source Type: research

Soluble ST2 and troponin I combination: Useful biomarker for predicting development of stress cardiomyopathy in patients admitted to the medical intensive care unit
Stress cardiomyopathy (SCM) sometimes develops in patients with non-cardiac medical illness. We hypothesized that soluble suppression of tumorigenicity 2 (sST2) can predict SCM. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - June 13, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Hyun Suk Yang, Hyun Jeong Kim, Hyoung Joon Shim, Sun Jong Kim, Mina Hur, Salvatore Di Somma, GREAT Network Tags: Care of Patients With Heart Failure Source Type: research

Table of Contents
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Board of Directors
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Information for Readers
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Information for Authors
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Effect of cardiac rehabilitation on ventricular repolarization in patients with type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease: Non-invasive quantification via transmural dispersion of repolarization
We read the article entitled ‘Impacts of cardiac rehabilitation on ventricular repolarization indexes and ventricular arrhythmias in patients affected by coronary artery disease and type 2 diabetes’ by Boukhris M et al1 published in ‘Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care’ with great interest. In this well designed research, they investigated the impact of cardiac rehabilitation program in patients with coronary artery disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus, on ventricular repolarization indexes and ventricular arrhythmias. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - June 8, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: A. Tokatli, O. Yiginer, F. Kilicaslan, M. Uzun Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

A health education booklet and telephone follow-ups can improve medication adherence, health-related quality of life, and psychological status of patients with heart failure
Heart failure is an increasing public health problem globally. Interventions are imperative in managing the disease. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - June 5, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Mingming Yu, Sek Ying Chair, Carmen W.H. Chan, Kai Chow Choi Source Type: research

Caregiving tasks and caregiver burden; effects of an psycho-educational intervention in partners of patients with post-operative heart failure
To evaluate the effects of a psycho-educational intervention on caregiver burden in partners of patients with postoperative heart failure. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - May 27, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: S. Ågren, A. Strömberg, T. Jaarsma, M.L.A. Luttik Source Type: research

Together nurses have a renewed focus on ethical issues
The ANA has designated 2015 as the “Year of Ethics.” In conjunction with this theme, 50 nursing leaders meet in Boston at Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Ethics to address nursing ethical issues and to develop a blueprint for 21st century nursing ethics. From this work a vision statement was developed and eight key assumptions were identified:“The Vision: Ethics is a critical part of everyday nursing practice. Nurses in all roles and settings must have the knowledge, skills and tools to uphold their professional values. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - May 27, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Connie M. Lewis Tags: AAHFN Leadership Message Source Type: research

Emergent echocardiography and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: Lifesaving in massive pulmonary embolism
We present a case of a 63-year-old male who was in cardiac arrest. After resuscitation, massive pulmonary embolism was diagnosed with the help of bedside echocardiography and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). We were able to maintain hemodynamic stability and improve hypoxia until the patient underwent embolectomy. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - May 26, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Mohammed Andaleeb Chowdhury, Ankush Moza, Nauman Saleem Siddiqui, Mark Bonnell, Christopher J. Cooper Source Type: research

Attitudes of healthcare professionals providing pulmonary rehabilitation toward partnership in care
This multicenter study sought to explore attitudes of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) professionals toward self-management and which patients’ competencies are considered important. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - May 26, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Ana Stoilkova-Hartmann, Daisy J.A. Janssen, Frits M.E. Franssen, Martijn A. Spruit, Emiel F.M. Wouters Source Type: research

Persistent Legionnaire's disease in an adult with hairy cell leukemia successfully treated with prolonged levofloxacin therapy
We present a most interesting case of persistent LD in a elderly male with HCL who required prolonged antibiotic therapy. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - May 25, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Burke A. Cunha, Sigridh Munoz-Gomez, Arthur Gran, Muhammad Raza, Nadia Irshad Source Type: research

Acute fever and seizure in a patient with recent atrial fibrillation ablation
We present a patient admitted to a medical intensive care unit with status epilepticus and recurrent positive blood cultures for organisms commonly associated with the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - May 25, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Alice Gallo de Moraes, Pratik A. Patel, Elizabeth Mahal, Christopher L. Kramer, Juan C. Diaz Soto, Teng Moua Source Type: research

The effect of race on long term mortality in mechanically ventilated patients
Determine the impact of race on one-year mortality following mechanical ventilation. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - May 19, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Hatice Kaya, Katherine E.B. Rider, Richard L. Amdur, Marian Wulf-Gutierrez, Jessica A. Smith, Abdullah Al Ghamdi, Robert B. Maximos, Aparna Das, Arshan Beyzaei-Arani, Guillermo Ballarino, Hülya Türkan, Bashar Bargoty, Jalil Ahari, Guillermo Gutierrez Source Type: research

Haemophilus parainfluenzae aortic prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) successfully treated with oral levofloxacin
Antibiotic treatment of native valve infective endocarditis (IE) traditionally consists of 4–6 weeks of intravenous (IV) antibiotic therapy. Oral (PO) antibiotic therapy is being used more frequently, for part or all of treatment for IE but experience in treating IE with PO antibiotics is limited. Preferable agents for oral therapy of IE are antibiotics with a high degree of activity against the IE pathogen and that have high bioavailability (>90%) so that achievable serum and tissue levels are the same as with equivalent IV antibiotics. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - May 18, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Burke A. Cunha, Kunal Brahmbhatt, Muhammad Raza Source Type: research

The relation between platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio and Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index in acute pulmonary embolism
In this study, we aimed to investigate the value of the platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) for predicting disease severity based on simplified Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index (sPESI), as well as in-hospital mortality in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (APE). (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - May 18, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Harun Kundi, Ahmet Balun, Hulya Cicekcioglu, Mustafa Cetin, Emrullah Kiziltunc, Zehra Guven Cetin, Candan Mansuroglu, Ender Ornek Source Type: research

Review: “Long-Term Medication Adherence in Acute Coronary Syndrome Survivors: Exploring Underlying Factors” – Corresponding Letter
The author read the systematic review “Adherence evidence-based secondary prevention pharmacotherapy in patients after an acute coronary syndrome: a systematic review”.1 Long-term medication adherence is critical especially when studies report significant mortality and increased readmission rates in patients who fail to adhere to cardio-protective medications after an acute coronary event.2–4 While the topic is timely and relevant to the current challenges faced by clinicians, there are significant concerns in the presentation of the findings from this review. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - May 16, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Catherina Chang-Martinez Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Type D personality, self-efficacy, and medication adherence in patients with heart failure—A mediation analysis
Type D personality is associated with medication non-adherence. Both Type D personality and non-adherence are predictors of poor outcomes. Self-efficacy, which is modifiable, is also associated with medication adherence. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - May 12, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Jia-Rong Wu, Eun Kyeung Song, Debra K. Moser Source Type: research

Prognostic value of troponins in acute nonmassive pulmonary embolism: A meta-analysis
The objective of our meta-analysis is to update the evidence on the prognostic value of elevated troponin levels in patient with acute normotensive pulmonary embolism (PE). We did a systematic literature review of database, including Pubmed, EMBASE, and Cochrane. Studies were included if those were done on normotensive patients with acute PE and serum troponin assay was done. The primary end point was short term all cause mortality. The secondary end points were short term PE related mortality and serious adverse events. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - May 11, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Anurag Bajaj, Michael Saleeb, Parul Rathor, Vishal Sehgal, Besher Kabak, Srikanth Hosur Source Type: research

Table of Contents
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Information for Authors
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Transudative chylothorax in a patient with liver cirrhosis: A rare association
Chylothorax is an unusual type of pleural effusion which results from the accumulation of chyle in the pleural cavity. High triglyceride content and presence of chylomicrons in the chyle give this fluid a characteristic milky appearance. Chylothorax most commonly results from the obstruction of the thoracic duct by a malignant lesion or from its traumatic disruption. Liver cirrhosis is an uncommon and frequently underappreciated cause of chylothorax. Pleural effusion in chylothorax is typically described as a lymphocytic predominant, exudative type and it is exceedingly rare to encounter a transudative type of chylothorax....
Source: Heart and Lung - May 1, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Himanshu Bhardwaj, Bhaskar Bhardwaj, Ahmed Awab Source Type: research

Factors associated with delayed recognition of pulmonary tuberculosis in emergency departments in Taiwan
To identify and evaluate factors associated with delayed recognition of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in the emergency department (ED). (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - April 27, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Yung-Lin Yen, I-Chuan Chen, Chien-Hung Wu, Wen-Cheng Li, Cheng-Hsien Wang, Tsung-Cheng Tsai Source Type: research

Outcome of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support for complex high-risk elective percutaneous coronary interventions: A single-center experience
We report our initial experience with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) use in elective high-risk complex percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - April 23, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Salvatore Davide Tomasello, Marouane Boukhris, Vladimir Ganyukov, Alfredo R. Galassi, Dmitri Shukevich, Boris Haes, Nikita Kochergin, Roman Tarasov, Vadim Popov, Leonid Barbarash Source Type: research

A commentary on the importance of the article by Abed, Khalil, and Moser for “Awareness of modifiable acute myocardial infarction risk factors has little impact on risk perception for heart attack among vulnerable patients”
The term Middle East likely dates back to the height of the British Empire's expansion in Asia in the 1850's.1 It is a geographical term rooted in colonialism. If one stood outside the East India Office in London and looked toward Asia, one would have called the Balkans and the Ottoman Empire the Near East. The Far East began with India and continued on to the Pacific Ocean. And the Middle East was everything else in between. Today the term often refers to countries of West Asia, including, for some, Turkey and the countries of North Africa and continuing on through Iran and Afghanistan. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - April 23, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Mark Lazenby Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

American Association of Heart Failure Nurses Best Practices paper: Literature synthesis and guideline review for dietary sodium restriction
Dietary Sodium restriction in stable outpatients with heart failure (HF) has been a commonly prescribed self-care management strategy1 based on the pathogenesis of fluid congestion in HF. However, supporting evidence for a prescribed sodium restricted diet is limited and current recommendations from national organizations are inconsistent.2–4 The American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association (ACCF/AHA), the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), and the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) have called for additional research in this area before Class I recommendations can be endorsed. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - April 16, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Carolyn Miller Reilly, Kelley M. Anderson, Linda Baas, Eva Johnson, Terry A. Lennie, Connie M. Lewis, Marilyn A. Prasun Tags: AAHFN Best Practices Source Type: research

Heart Failure Nursing Certification
According to a 2014 Gallop poll, Americans rate nurses as the most trusted professionals based on their honesty and ethical standards. In fact, nurses have been rated highest for the last 14 of 15 years since they were added to the poll in 1999. Nurses are recognized as leaders in transforming the healthcare system. They improve patient access, provide high-quality, patient-centered care and reduce costs of care. As nurses, we validate our knowledge with nursing certification. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - April 14, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Lisa Rathman Tags: AAHFN Leadership Message Source Type: research

Effect of lung transplantation on heart rate response to exercise
To evaluate if patients have a change in percent of predicted heart rate reserve used at peak exercise (%HRR) after lung transplantation, even at matching workloads. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - April 10, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Hilary F. Armstrong, Jose Gonzalez-Costello, Wilawan Thirapatarapong, Ulrich P. Jorde, Matthew N. Bartels Source Type: research

Impacts of cardiac rehabilitation on ventricular repolarization indexes and ventricular arrhythmias in patients affected by coronary artery disease and type 2 diabetes
The benefits of cardiac rehabilitation in diabetic patients are well recognized. We aimed to assess its impact on ventricular repolarization indexes and the occurrence of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and diabetes type 2. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - April 1, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Marouane Boukhris, Salvatore Davide Tomasello, Rym Khanfir, Zied Ibn Elhadj, Abdul Wahab Terra, Francesco Marzà, Salvatore Azzarelli, Alfredo Ruggero Galassi, Basma Boukhris Source Type: research

Awareness of modifiable acute myocardial infarction risk factors has little impact on risk perception for heart attack among vulnerable patients
Poor awareness of modifiable risks for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) may explain the reported weak relationship between patients' actual and perceived risk for AMI. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - April 1, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Mona A. Abed, Amani A. Khalil, Debra K. Moser Source Type: research

Attitudes towards euthanasia among Greek intensive care unit physicians and nurses
To investigate the attitudes of Greek intensive care unit (ICU) medical and nursing staff towards euthanasia. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - April 1, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Georgios Kranidiotis, Julia Ropa, John Mprianas, Theodoros Kyprianou, Serafim Nanas Source Type: research

Is sleep quality related to cognition in individuals with heart failure?
To examine how self-reported sleep quality and daytime symptoms are associated with selected domains of cognitive function among individuals with heart failure (HF). (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - March 19, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Chooza Moon, Cynthia H. Phelan, Diane R. Lauver, Lisa C. Bratzke Source Type: research

Drug hypersensitivity causing organizing eosinophilic pneumonia in a pediatric patient
To describe a relatively rare hypersentivity reaction with pulmonary manifestations in a pediatric patient. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - March 19, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Christopher L. Jenks, Askin Uysal, Michael F. Papacostas Source Type: research

TEMPORARY REMOVAL: Adherence to evidence-based secondary prevention pharmacotherapy in patients after an acute coronary syndrome: A systematic review
The publisher regrets that this article has been temporarily removed. A replacement will appear as soon as possible in which the reason for the removal of the article will be specified, or the article will be reinstated.The full Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal can be found at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/withdrawalpolicy. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - March 10, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Han-Yang Chen, Jane S. Saczynski, Kate L. Lapane, Catarina I. Kiefe, Robert J. Goldberg Source Type: research

Family presence in the congenital catheterization laboratory
Evidence suggests that family presence as an option during invasive procedures may provide a comforting presence to the patient and may not be notable disruptive to the health care team. Little research has explored family presence during cardiac procedures. This is the first documented report of family presence in the congenital cardiac catheterization lab (CCCL). The purpose of this article is to review the course for implementing a family presence program in the CCCL. The Iowa Model of Evidence-Based practice guided this process which included the development of a written policy of family presence in the CCCL at two aca...
Source: Heart and Lung - March 10, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Mary Heitschmidt Source Type: research

Adherence to evidence-based secondary prevention pharmacotherapy in patients after an acute coronary syndrome: A systematic review
To synthesize current evidence on medication adherence rates and associated risk factors in patients after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - March 10, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Han-Yang Chen, Jane S. Saczynski, Kate L. Lapane, Catarina I. Kiefe, Robert J. Goldberg Source Type: research

A sanguineous pleuro pericardial effusion in a patient recently treated with Dabigatran
We describe, in the same patient, a sanguineous pleuro pericardial effusion that was diagnosed incidentally on a pre-ablation cardiac CT angiography. (Source: Heart and Lung)
Source: Heart and Lung - March 10, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Mokhtar Abdallah, Tarek Abdallah, Nidal Abi Rafeh, Georges Khoueiry, Ali Abouyassine, Michel Chalhoub, Dany Elsayegh, Louis Sasso Source Type: research