Social Risk and Mortality: A Cohort Study in Patients With Advanced Heart Failure
Conclusions An unfavorable social profile is an independent risk factor for mortality in patients with advanced HF. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Correlates of Endothelial Function in Older Adults With Untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease
Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a highly prevalent and consequential sleep disorder in older adults. Untreated moderate to severe OSA substantially increases the risk for hypertension and cardiovascular disease (CVD), which can be attributed to the accelerated progression of atherosclerosis and endothelial dysfunction. Objective: The aim of this study was to identify factors that can function as correlates of endothelial function in older adults with untreated, moderate to severe OSA and CVD or CVD risk factors. Methods: A subsample (N = 126) of adults aged 65 years and older from the HeartBEAT study w...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Factors Associated With Continued Smoking in Lebanese Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome
Background: Smoking in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) increases their risk for recurrent events and death. Objectives: The aim of this study was to describe the smoking trajectory among patients hospitalized with ACS and associated factors. Methods: Forty patients with ACS who were smokers were interviewed in the hospital about smoking history, nicotine dependence, depression, self-efficacy, and social support. Phone interviews at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after discharge assessed smoking status and related factors. Results: Most patients (≥80%) were middle-aged married men, with high nicotine depen...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Smoking in ACS Source Type: research

Individualized Family-Centered Developmental Care: An Essential Model to Address the Unique Needs of Infants With Congenital Heart Disease
Conclusions The experiences in the CICU shape the developing brain and alter recovery and healing, thus adversely impacting development. Individualized Family-centered Developmental Care is a promising model of care that nurses can integrate into the CICU to promote neuroprotection and development. Nurses can effectively integrate IFDC into the CICU by understanding the unique characteristics of infants with cCHD and applying IFDC interventions that include both maturity and recovery perspectives. Clinical Implications The incorporation of IFDC interventions is essential for the infant with cCHD and should be a standa...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Congenital Heart Disease Source Type: research

Relationship Between Types of Social Support, Coping Strategies, and Psychological Distress in Individuals Living With Congenital Heart Disease
Conclusion: Individuals with CHD who have low perceived and received social support are vulnerable to experiences of psychological distress. Assessments of social support and facilitation of positive coping strategies are integral to nursing care for adults with CHD. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Congenital Heart Disease Source Type: research

Differences in Obesity Among Black and White Children, Adolescents, and Adults With Congenital Heart Disease
Conclusions: Obesity interventions are needed among CHD survivors across the lifespan, particularly among adult non-Hispanic blacks. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Congenital Heart Disease Source Type: research

Risk Factors for Post–Acute Coronary Syndrome Depression: A Meta-analysis of Observational Studies
Conclusion: Clinical personnel should be alerted with regard to the high risk factors of depression, including female gender, low education level, unmarried status, living alone, unemployed status, unhealthy lifestyle, and complications such as cardiovascular, respiratory, and metabolic diseases. In particular, staff should pay attention to a history of previous depression, be concerned with the psychological condition of the patient, and monitor and perform early interventions to reduce the incidence of depression. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Depression Source Type: research

Depressive Symptoms in Women With Coronary Heart Disease: A Systematic Review of the Longitudinal Literature
Conclusions: The prevalence of elevated depressive symptoms in women was 35.75% at baseline (hospitalization). The Beck Depression Inventory II yielded the highest baseline prevalence (40.3%), slightly higher than the Depression Interview and Structured Hamilton Scale (36%). The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and the Kellner questionnaire yielded much lower prevalence (21.45% and 23%, respectively). Higher prevalence was linked to inclusion of somatic symptoms on measurement instruments except in post-coronary bypass surgery patients. Symptoms trended toward improvement, particularly in the first 6 months, althoug...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Depression Source Type: research

The Relationship Among Health Beliefs, Depressive Symptoms, Medication Adherence, and Social Support in African Americans With Hypertension
Conclusions: Multiple comorbidities may have a positive impact upon medication adherence. Further study is needed in a larger sample of African Americans who have a diagnosis of hypertension in addition to other comorbidities requiring medication management. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Depression Source Type: research

Symptom Perception, Evaluation, Response to Symptom, and Delayed Care Seeking in Patients With Acute Heart Failure: An Observational Study
Conclusions: Few characteristics of the symptom experience are associated with delayed care seeking among patients with HF who experience an exacerbation of symptoms. Further research is needed to determine why early care seeking is difficult among patients with HF. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Dietary Vitamin C Deficiency Is Associated With Health-Related Quality of Life and Cardiac Event-free Survival in Adults With Heart Failure
Conclusion: Vitamin C deficiency was associated with poorer HRQOL and shorter cardiac event-free survival in patients with HF. The findings suggest that encouraging patients with HF to consume a diet rich in fruits/vegetables to prevent vitamin C deficiency may lead to better health outcomes. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Psychosocial Adjustment and Quality of Life in Patients With Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
Conclusions: Generalized anxiety, cardiac anxiety, and quality-of-life concerns are prevalent among patients with PPCM at all stages of recovery. Psychological issues may be an underrecognized aspect of women’s recovery from PPCM. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Inadequate Communication Exacerbates the Support Needs of Current and Bereaved Caregivers in Advanced Heart Failure and Impedes Shared Decision-making
Conclusions: Caregivers in advanced heart failure need clearer communication regarding diagnosis and prognosis of their loved one's condition to help with the uncertainty of their situation. Improved identification of palliative care needs and more coordinated service provision are urgently required to address their physical and emotional challenges from diagnosis through bereavement. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Liaison Report
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Council on Cardiovascular Nursing Source Type: research

Nurses Are Key in Preventing Deadly Diagnostic Errors in Cardiovascular Diseases
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Progress in Prevention Source Type: research

Protecting the Evidence Base in a Predatory Environment
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Guest Editorial Source Type: research

PCNA News
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: PCNA News Source Type: research

Sexual Counseling Provided by Cardiovascular Nurses: Attitudes, Beliefs, Perceived Barriers, and Proposed Solutions
Conclusion: Most of the nurses were untrained about how to talk about sexual problems with their patients and therefore were unable to talk about it freely. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Comparison Between Non–High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol to Estimate Cardiovascular Risk Using a Multivariate Model
Conclusions: In our population, LDL-C and non-HDL-C were equivalent at predicting CVD. More studies using this methodology are needed to confirm these results. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

The Experiences of Younger Individuals Living With Heart Failure
Conclusions: Younger individuals living with HF reported overwhelmingly poor health-related quality of life that was linked to the 6 themes identified previously. The effect of HF was seen on numerous life events that traditionally occur earlier in the life course such as establishing a career, meaningful relationships, family, and financial security. This directly impacted health-related quality of life by disrupting what each individual perceived as important to them, which took a toll on their overall mental health. To provide holistic care to younger patients living with HF, interventions that address the heavy burde...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Perceived Social Support in Persons With Heart Failure Living With an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator: A Cross-sectional Explorative Study
Conclusion: One in five participants reported low/medium social support. Our study underlines the complex relationships between perceived social support, psychological well-being and perceived control over the heart condition. Multiple aspects need to be taken into account when developing interventions to provide psychosocial support and optimize outcomes in this patient group. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Sex Differences in Acute Myocardial Infarction Hospital Management and Outcomes: Update From Facilities With Comparable Standards of Quality Care
Background: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) sex disparities in management and outcomes have long been attributed to multiple factors, although questions regarding their relevance have not been fully addressed. Objective: The aim of this study was to identify current factors associated with sex-related AMI management and outcomes disparities in hospitals with comparable quality care standards. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study of 299 women and 540 men with AMI discharged in 2013 from 3 southern California hospitals with tertiary cardiac care. Outcomes (adjusted by demographic/clinical variables using multip...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

The Role of Oxygen Therapy in Normoxemic Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials
Conclusions: Oxygen therapy did not significantly reduce clinical all-cause mortality and myocardial infarct size in ACS patients with normoxemia. Further large-scale randomized clinical trials are warranted to evaluate the cardiovascular effects in this field. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Portable Bladder Ultrasound Reduces Incidence of Urinary Tract Infection and Shortens Hospital Length of Stay in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke
Conclusions: Portable bladder ultrasound scanning reduced the incidence of UTI and shortened length of stay. We suggest routine PBU procedures for patients with acute ischemic stroke who fulfill the AGN3 criteria for a high risk of UTI. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among Older Immigrants in the United States: A Comparison of Risk Measures
Conclusions: Immigrants had a lower overall risk using MetS and the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association equation than has been found using these tools in similarly aged samples. The opposite was true for the FRS. The discrepancy between the proportion at risk and those being treated may reflect healthcare access gaps that warrant further investigation. A more holistic approach to risk measurement is needed that accounts for determinants of health that disproportionately affect immigrants, including language and socioeconomic status. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Validation of the 5-Item Medication Adherence Report Scale in Older Stroke Patients in Iran
Conclusions: The MARS-5 is a feasible and valid self-assessed medication adherence for older patients with stroke. In addition, several determinants were found to be related to medication adherence for older patients with stroke. Healthcare providers may want to take heed of these determinants to improve medication adherence for this population. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Patient and Professional Factors That Impact the Perceived Likelihood and Confidence of Healthcare Professionals to Discuss Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Deactivation in Advanced Heart Failure: Results From an International Factorial Survey
Conclusions: Guidelines recommend that healthcare professionals discuss ICD deactivation; however, practice is suboptimal with multifactorial factors impacting on decision making. The role and responsibility of nurses in discussing deactivation require clarity and improvement. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Do Depressed Elderly Heart Failure Patients Benefit From Yoga? A Future Direction for Research: Erratum
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Erratum Source Type: research

Health Beliefs and Medication Adherence in Omanis With Hypertension
Conclusions: Patients’ beliefs are important consideration to improve medication adherence. Clinically, patients’ beliefs should be assessed, and strategies to improve medication adherence should incorporate beliefs as a key component to improve antihypertensive medication adherence. Patient education and counseling regarding hypertension and necessity and side effects of medications are important to maximize positive beliefs and improve medication adherence. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Prevention Source Type: research

The Efficacy of a Comprehensive Reminder System to Improve Health Behaviors and Blood Pressure Control in Hypertensive Ischemic Stroke Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Conclusion: At 3 months, use of the Comprehensive Reminder System based on the Health Belief Model, yielded improvement in most health behaviors and blood pressure control in hypertensive ischemic stroke patients. Continued implementation of this intervention protocol is warranted to determine the long-term effect. Smoking and alcohol use behaviors need to be targeted with a different intervention. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Prevention Source Type: research

Eliminating Cardiovascular Health Disparities: There Has Been Progress, but There Is More to Do!
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: PCNA Progress in Prevention Source Type: research

Introducing Our New Associate Editors
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Editorial Source Type: research

PCNA News
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: PCNA News Source Type: research

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