Participants’ Experiences of a Sexual Counseling Intervention During Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Nested Qualitative Study Within the CHARMS Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
Conclusion: Incorporating sexual counseling into cardiac rehabilitation programs is feasible. Although the views of the patients and staff diverged on a number of issues including the perceived comfort of patients, its inclusion was welcomed by patients and was acceptable overall to both staff and patients. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Validation of a Spanish Version of the Information Needs in Cardiac Rehabilitation Scale to Assess Information Needs and Preferences in Cardiac Rehabilitation
Background: The identification of information needs is considered the first step to increase knowledge that ultimately could improve health outcomes in cardiac rehabilitation (CR). Objective: The aim of this study was to psychometrically validate the Spanish Information Needs in Cardiac Rehabilitation (INCR). Methods: The Spanish INCR was psychometrically tested in 184 patients undergoing CR. The internal consistency was assessed using Cronbach α, factor structure was assessed using exploratory factor analysis, and criterion validity regarding educational level, occupation, and duration in CR was assessed. R...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Of Sound Heart and Mind: A Scoping Review of Risk and Protective Factors for Symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, and Posttraumatic Stress in People With Heart Disease
Conclusions: As per our results, it is important for clinicians to attend to the mental health history, type D personality, and presence and quality of social support in patients with heart disease. More research into prevention and gender differences is necessary to hone the detection and treatment of these problems in people with heart disease. Clinical Implications: Attention to their mental health history, their ability to express and regulate affect, their age, and their gender will most likely assist in identifying symptoms of depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress in people with cardiac disease. Gender d...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Nursing Challenges in Interactions With Patients Receiving Mechanical Circulatory and Respiratory Support
Conclusion: The challenges of nurses who support patients with MCRS are complex, multifaceted, emotionally stimulating, and exhausting. We therefore contributes a set of design criteria to support such nurses, setting a direction for future research. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Social Support Moderates the Relationship Between Perceived Stress and Quality of Life in Patients With a Left Ventricular Assist Device
Background: Living with a left ventricular assist device has significant psychosocial sequelae that affect health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Objective: The purpose of this study was to (1) describe psychosocial indicators of stress including perceived stress, depression, fatigue, and coping; (2) examine relationships among stress indicators by level of perceived stress; (3) examine relationships among indicators of stress and clinical outcomes; and (4) test the moderation of social support on the relationship between stress and clinical outcomes. Methods: Participants were recruited from 2 outpatient clinics ...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Agreement Between Automated and Human Measurements of Heart Rate in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation
Conclusion: There was a high agreement between HR measurements by 2 automated devices and human counting, but the Microlife device may overestimate HR in AF patients with HR greater than 80 bpm. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Arrhythmia Source Type: research

User-centered Development of a Decision Aid for Patients Facing Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Replacement: A Mixed-Methods Study
Conclusion: Currently, the option of ICD replacement is rarely offered, and patient preferences are seldom elicited. Participants believed the PDA to be a useful intervention that could help facilitate an SDM process for patients facing ICD replacement. Preparing for implementation during the development phase will allow us to strategize effectively to overcome perceived barriers and capitalize on perceived facilitators during actual implementation. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Arrhythmia Source Type: research

Decreased Quality of Life Due to Driving Restrictions After Cardioverter Defibrillator Implantation
Conclusions: This study indicated that a significant group of ICD patients may experience decreased quality of life because of the driving restrictions postimplantation. The restrictions seem to particularly affect patients who are younger and distressed and patients who feel that the restriction lasts too long. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Arrhythmia Source Type: research

A Survey on Sexual Counseling for Patients With Cardiac Disease Among Nurses in Jordan
Conclusions: Nurses in Jordan, especially female nurses, are neither prepared nor competent to provide SC. Nurses need focused education on sexuality to optimize patients’ sexual health. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Changes in Heart Failure Symptoms are Associated With Changes in Health-related Quality of Life Over 12 Months in Patients With Heart Failure
Purpose: Patients with heart failure (HF) have notably poor health-related quality of life (HRQOL). A 5-point improvement in HRQOL is associated with reduction in hospitalization and mortality rates. Heart failure symptoms are associated with poor HRQOL, but little is known about whether changes in HF symptoms lead to changes in HRQOL over time. Therefore, we examined the association of changes in HF symptoms with changes in overall, physical, and emotional aspects of HRQOL over a 12-month period, controlling for typical covariates. Methods: Data on HF symptoms and HRQOL (Minnesota Living Heart Failure questionnaire) ...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

The Importance of Heart Rate in Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction
Conclusions: In patients with HFrEF, an elevated heart rate contributes to HF progression, and it is both a prognostic and modifiable risk factor. Medications such as an evidence-based β-blockers, digoxin, and ivabradine are recommended for modulation of heart rate in patients with HFrEF. Clinical Implications: Nurses play a pivotal role in managing HFrEF and must understand current evidence of the pathophysiology of elevated heart rate, risks, and management strategies. Early recognition of elevated heart rate and application of guideline-directed pharmacologic treatment for patients with HFrEF and an elevated h...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

A Context-oriented Communication Algorithm for Advance Care Planning: A Model to Assist Palliative Care in Heart Failure
Conclusions: A context-oriented communication model could be used to facilitate the decision-making process for palliative care and continuity of care in HF. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Multimorbidity and the Risk of All-Cause 30-Day Readmission in the Setting of Multidisciplinary Management of Chronic Heart Failure: A Retrospective Analysis of 830 Hospitalized Patients in Australia
Background: Multimorbidity has an adverse effect on health outcomes in hospitalized individuals with chronic heart failure (CHF), but the modulating effect of multidisciplinary management is unknown. Objective: The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that increasing morbidity would independently predict an increasing risk of 30-day readmission despite multidisciplinary management of CHF. Methods: We studied patients hospitalized for any reason with heart failure receiving nurse-led, postdischarge multidisciplinary management. We profiled a matrix of expected comorbidities involving the most common coexisti...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Poor Oral Health Predicts Higher 10-Year Cardiovascular Risk: A Propensity Score Matching Analysis
Background: Although the association between periodontitis and cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been reported, whether periodontitis and poor oral health behavior influence CVD risk remains unclear. Objective: The aim of this study was to examine whether periodontal disease and poor oral health behavior predict 10-year general CVD risk using the Framingham Risk Score. Methods: Patients older than 30 years with no CVD history (n = 8370) were selected using cross-sectional study data from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in 2013 and 2014. To reduce selection bias in this population-based st...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Risk Factors Source Type: research

Sex-Specific Associations Between Self-reported Sleep Duration, Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension, and Mortality in an Elderly Population
Conclusion: Short and long sleep duration may be seen as risk markers, particularly among older men with cardiovascular morbidity. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Risk Factors Source Type: research

Do Depressed Elderly Heart Failure Patients Benefit From Yoga? A Future Direction for Research
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Making Sense of Hypertension Guidelines
Hypertension is a leading risk factor for heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and diabetes and is a predisposing risk factor for most cardiovascular chronic illnesses. The risk for major cardiovascular events drops significantly when guideline-based blood pressure targets are achieved. Several different societies and organizations have released guidelines during the past 6 years, and significant clinical trial data have been recently released. Here, we summarize existing guidelines and recent pertinent clinical trial data to assist practitioners in identifying optimal treatment strategies for the successful management o...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Pharmacology: Evidence Meets Practice Source Type: research

PCNA 24th Annual Symposium: Poster Abstracts
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: PCNA Poster Abstracts Source Type: research

Self-care: An Update on the State of the Science One Decade Later
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Editorial Source Type: research

PCNA News
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: PCNA News Source Type: research

Sleep Quality During and After Cardiothoracic Intensive Care and Psychological Health During Recovery
Background: Intensive care patients experience poor sleep quality. Psychological distress and diminished health-related quality of life (HRQOL) are also common among former intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is a frequent reason adults require treatment in ICU. The effect of on- versus off-pump surgery on sleep and recovery has not been reported. Objective: The aim of this study was to assess sleep quality of CABG patients during and after ICU, psychological well-being, HRQOL during recovery, and whether on- versus off-pump surgery affects sleep and recovery. Methods: Da...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Seasonal Work and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Farmers
Conclusions: Farmers in this study were physically active, ate consistent diets, and reported high health status ratings throughout the year. Cardiovascular disease risk was positively correlated with age and body mass index (P (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Do Depressive Symptoms Moderate the Effects of Exercise Self-efficacy on Physical Activity Among Patients With Coronary Heart Disease?
Background: Exercise self-efficacy is an important predictor of physical activity. Patients with coronary heart disease are at risk of developing depressive symptoms that could further weaken their self-efficacy and interfere with their ability to engage in physical activity. Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between depressive symptoms, exercise self-efficacy, and physical activity among patients with coronary heart disease and how the efficacy-activity relationship is affected by the patient's level of depression. Methods: A survey was conducted on 149 participants at the time of di...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Endothelial Dysfunction is Related to Glycemic Variability and Quality and Duration of Sleep in Adults With Type 1 Diabetes
Conclusions: Endothelial dysfunction (a precursor to cardiovascular disease) relates to glycemic control, glycemic variability, and sleep quality in T1DM. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Cardiovascular Nursing Science Priorities: A Statement From the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing
Conclusion: Five thematic areas and 24 topic areas were identified as priorities for CV nursing research. These findings can provide a guide for CV nurse scientists and for federal and foundational funders to use in developing funding initiatives. We believe additional research and discovery in these thematic areas will help reduce the rising global burden of CV disease. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

The Influence of β-Adrenergic Receptor Kinase-1 on Stroke-induced Immunodeficiency Syndrome
The objective was to quantify the influence of lymphocyte BARK-1 on stroke-induced immunodeficiency in AIS patients. Methods: A prospective clinical cohort study was conducted (N = 44). Measures included age, gender, race, risk factors for stroke, stroke severity, comorbidities, presence of infection, white blood cell counts and differential proportions, and lymphocyte BARK-1. Student t tests, effect sizes, and linear and logistic regressions were conducted to test the study objective. The study was approved by the Oregon Health & Science University Institutional Review Board. Results: There were significant chan...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Cultural Tailoring of Health Information and the Potential of the Internet
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Associations of Vitamin D Intake and Sleep Quality With Cognitive Dysfunction in Older Adults With Heart Failure
Background: Low vitamin D intake and poor sleep quality are independently associated with cognitive dysfunction in healthy older adults. However, the relationships among vitamin D intake, sleep quality, and cognitive dysfunction are unknown in older adults with heart failure (HF). Purpose: The aim of this study was to determine the relationships of vitamin D intake and sleep quality with cognitive dysfunction in older adults with HF. Methods: A total of 160 older adults with HF completed the Mini-Mental State Examination to assess cognitive function. Vitamin D deficiency was defined as less than 15 mcg/day of avera...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart failure Source Type: research

Heart Failure Self-care Within the Context of Patient and Informal Caregiver Dyadic Engagement: A Mixed Methods Study
Background: Recent heart failure (HF) patient and informal caregiver (eg, dyadic) studies have either examined self-care from a qualitative or quantitative perspective. To date, the 2 types of data have not been integrated. Objective: The aim of this study was to understand HF self-care within the context of dyadic engagement. Methods: This was a cross-sectional, mixed methods (quantitative/qualitative) study. Heart failure self-care was measured with the Self-care of Heart Failure Index (v.6) dichotomized to adequate (≥70) or inadequate ( (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart failure Source Type: research

The Association Between Depressive Symptoms and N-Terminal Pro–B-Type Natriuretic Peptide With Functional Status in Patients With Heart Failure
Conclusion: When examined together, depressive symptoms rather than NT-proBNP levels predicted functional status. Clinical Implications: Adequate treatment of depressive symptoms may lead to better functional status regardless of HF severity. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Symptoms Source Type: research

The Effect of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain on Sexual Function and Quality of Life of Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients
Conclusions: The coexistence of coronary heart disease and musculoskeletal pain does not seem to affect patients' sexual function, but it negatively affects Patients' quality of life. This study emphasizes the importance of a multidisciplinary team working in a cardiac rehabilitation program addressing issues related to pain, sexual function, and quality of life. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Symptoms Source Type: research

Quality of Life for Parents of Children With Congenital Heart Defect: A Systematic Review
Conclusions: Having a child with CHD negatively affects parental QOL. Future research should include targeting fathers to improve understanding of their unique perceptions and needs. Longitudinal studies should also describe correlations of parental QOL with their child’s developmental outcomes. Efficacy studies testing supportive interventions on outcomes such as improved adjustment and QOL are needed. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Congenital Heart Disease Source Type: research

Illness Uncertainty and Posttraumatic Stress in Young Adults With Congenital Heart Disease
Conclusions: Young adults with CHD may be at risk for the development of long-term psychological stress and PTSD in the setting of chronic uncertainty. Regular monitoring to identify PTSS/PTSD may be a means to promote treatment adherence and participation in healthcare. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Congenital Heart Disease Source Type: research

Design and Rationale of the Cognitive Intervention to Improve Memory in Heart Failure Patients Study
Conclusions: This research will provide new knowledge about the efficacy of BrainHQ to improve memory and increase serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor levels in heart failure. If efficacious, the intervention will provide a new therapeutic approach that is easy to disseminate to treat a serious comorbid condition of heart failure. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Randomized Controlled Trials Source Type: research

Effects of a Tablet Computer on Self-care, Quality of Life, and Knowledge: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Background: Conflicting results have been reported for telemonitoring in patients with heart failure (HF). We wanted to evaluate whether patients using a tablet computer aimed at improving self-care behavior could do so and also whether it affects quality of life and health-related quality of life, disease knowledge, and in-hospital days. Methods and Results: Patients with HF (n = 82) were randomized to the intervention group (IG) with a tablet computer (giving information and advice) or the control group (CG) that was subject to standard care. Study was completed by 72 patients, with a mean (SD) age of 75 (8) years, ...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Randomized Controlled Trials Source Type: research

Accelerometer-Measured Daily Activity Levels and Related Factors in Patients With Heart Failure
Conclusions: Consistent with previous research, patients with HF are not meeting recommended guidelines for 150 minutes of MVPA per week. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Exercise, Physical Activity Source Type: research

Effects of Static Stretching Exercise on Lumbar Flexibility and Central Arterial Stiffness
We examined the effects of a single bout of a structured, static stretching exercise on arterial stiffness, LF, peripheral and central blood pressure (BP), and heart rate (HR) and tested the association between LF and central arterial stiffness. Method: The study had a pretest-posttest design without a control group. Thirty healthy women followed a video demonstration of a 30-minute whole-body stretching exercise. Carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cf-PWV), augmentation index, LF, peripheral and central BP, and HR were measured before and after the stretching exercise. Results: One bout of a static stretching exerc...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Exercise, Physical Activity Source Type: research

A Systematic Review of Culturally Specific Interventions to Increase Physical Activity for Older Asian Americans
Conclusions: Future studies would benefit from larger sample sizes, a wider representation of Asian ethnic subgroups, and concentrated efforts to implement deep level adaptations that may increase the salience and sustainability of these interventions. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Exercise, Physical Activity Source Type: research

Functional Capacity but Not Early Uptake of Cardiac Rehabilitation Predicts Readmission in Patients With Metabolic Syndrome
Conclusions: Sex, race, and functional capacity were important predictors of readmission for metabolic syndrome, even when cardiac rehabilitation intake was delayed. Results raise questions about the unique traits of patients with metabolic syndrome and need for novel approaches to improve cardiac rehabilitation utilization and functional capacity in metabolic syndrome. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Exercise, Physical Activity Source Type: research

Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Liaison Report
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Council on Cardiovascular Nursing Source Type: research

Shared Decision Making: Partnering With Patients to Improve Cardiovascular Care and Outcomes
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Progress in Prevention Source Type: research

Exercise Strategies for Prevention From Exercise is Medicine
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: PCNA News Source Type: research

A Meta-ethnography of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Survivors’ Meanings on Life and Death
Conclusions: An existential trajectory and a need for meaning are central in the experience of OHCA survivors. When existential issues are not addressed, the ongoing suffering may interfere with survivors’ recovery and quality of life. Future research needs to address specific needs and ways to support survivors’ meaning-making. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Does Lifestyle Exercise After a Cardiac Event Improve Metabolic Syndrome Profile in Older Adults?
Conclusions: After a cardiac event, older patients who engage in lifestyle exercise at the recommended amount have improvement in their metabolic syndrome profile. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Cross-cultural Adaptation of the Self-care of Hypertension Inventory Into Brazilian Portuguese
Conclusions: Cross-cultural adaptation of the Self-care of Hypertension Inventory successfully produced a Portuguese-language version of the instrument for further evaluation of psychometric properties. Once that step is completed, the scale can be used in Brazil. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Instrument Adaptation Source Type: research

Psychometric Properties of the 9-item European Heart Failure Self-care Behavior Scale Using Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Rasch Analysis Among Iranian Patients
Conclusions: Despite the DIF displayed in 1 item across the NYHA classes, the EHFScB-9 demonstrated sound psychometric properties in patients with HF. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Instrument Adaptation Source Type: research

Quality and Cultural Sensitivity of Linguistically Appropriate Cardiovascular Disease Information for Chinese Immigrants: A Review of Online Resources From Heart Foundations
Conclusions: Chinese-language CVD resources were inconsistent in the supply of key information. Quality and level of cultural sensitivity were adequate, but most resources lacked culturally specific references. Comprehensive, high-quality CVD resources powered by Editorial Manager and ProduXion Manager from Aries Systems Corporation tailored for Chinese immigrants are urgently needed for healthcare providers to support CVD education and care of patients belonging to this population. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Instrument Adaptation Source Type: research

Effect of Rehabilitation on Sleep Quality After Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation: Data From a Randomized Trial
Conclusion: The rehabilitation program showed no effect on sleep quality. A large proportion of patients reported poor sleep quality, and patients reporting anxiety, depression, or AF symptoms described worse sleep quality compared with patients who did not experience anxiety, depression, or AF symptoms. More research in the field is warranted. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Randomized Controlled Trials Source Type: research

Practitioner Gender and Quality of Care in Ambulatory Cardiology Practices: A Report From the National Cardiovascular Data Practice Innovation and Clinical Excellence (PINNACLE) Registry
Background: Some studies suggest that female practitioners are more likely to provide guideline-concordant care than male practitioners; however, little is known about the role of practitioner gender in cardiology. Objective: The aim of the study was to measure the association between practitioner gender and adherence to the cardiovascular performance measures in the American College of Cardiology's ambulatory Practice Innovation and Clinical Excellence Registry. Methods: Patients with at least 1 outpatient visit with a unique practitioner were included. Among eligible patients, adherence to 7 guideline-supported p...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Exercise, Cardiovascular Health and HIV Source Type: research

Duration of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in the Post–Acute Coronary Syndrome Patient
Conclusion: Extended dual antiplatelet therapy has been associated with an increased risk of bleeding, which must be considered along with the anti-ischemic benefits of dual antiplatelet therapy when deciding on the optimal treatment duration for individual patients. Clinical Implications: Treatment duration must be tailored to the patient after a thorough evaluation of individual ischemic and bleeding risk factors. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Pharmacology: Evidence Meets Practice Source Type: research