Changes in Thirst Intensity During Optimization of Heart Failure Medical Therapy by Nurses at the Outpatient Clinic
Conclusions: Thirst intensity increased in two-thirds of the patients during a time period of optimization of HF medication. Fluid restriction and plasma urea levels were associated with high thirst intensity. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Factors Associated With the Hospital Arrival Time in Patients With Ischemic Stroke in Korea
Background: Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability among the Korean population. Ischemic stroke patients tend to delay arrival at the hospital and often miss the “golden” 3-hour window, which is optimal for tissue plasminogen activator treatment. Objective: The purposes of this study were to compare demographic, clinical/behavioral, and sociocultural characteristics of ischemic stroke patients who reside in urban and rural areas of Korea and to identify factors contributing to the time taken from symptom onset to hospital arrival. Methods: A cross-sectional, descriptive study was conducted using a ...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Decision Making Among Persons Living With Heart Failure
Conclusions: Within the HF literature, the term decision is often ill-defined or not defined. Limitations in methodological rigor limit definitive conclusions about HF decision making. Future studies should consider strengthening study rigor and examining other decision topics such as inclusion of family in making decisions as HF progresses. Research rigorously examining HF decision making is needed to develop interventions to support persons with HF. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Questionnaires Designed to Assess Knowledge of Heart Failure Patients: A Systematic Review
Conclusion: Psychometric properties of questionnaires assessing HF patients’ knowledge are poorly described in the literature. Although we identified the Atlanta HF Knowledge Test as the most promising instrument, it has methodological limitations. We recommend the researchers to use the questionnaire that best serves their research question and context. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Systematic Reviews in Heart Failure Source Type: research

A Systematic Review of Relaxation, Meditation, and Guided Imagery Strategies for Symptom Management in Heart Failure
Conclusions: Studies exploring cognitive-behavioral symptom management strategies in heart failure vary in quality and report mixed findings but indicate potential beneficial effects of relaxation, meditation, and guided imagery on heart failure-related symptoms. Future research should test cognitive-behavioral strategies in rigorously designed efficacy trials, using samples selected for their symptom experience, and measure pain, dyspnea, fatigue, and sleep disturbance outcomes with targeted symptom measures. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Systematic Reviews in Heart Failure Source Type: research

Factors Associated With Clopidogrel Adherence in Community-Dwelling Patients
Conclusions: Data from this cross-sectional study suggest that concerns about clopidogrel and feelings about its necessity play an important role in clopidogrel adherence. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Cardiac Care Source Type: research

Randomized Comparison of 3 Hemostasis Techniques After Transradial Coronary Intervention
Background: The transradial route for coronary intervention has proven to be a safe and feasible method, and several techniques have been shown to be effective in achieving hemostasis. Objectives: The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of 3 hemostasis techniques on radial artery outcomes after transradial catheterization. Methods: A total of 1650 patients were randomly assigned to 1 of the 3 hemostasis techniques after the procedure. The outcome measures were local vascular complications, tolerance to the device, and the time taken to achieve hemostasis. Results: Time taken to achieve hemostasis was significa...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Cardiac Care Source Type: research

Discharge Planning After Myocardial Revascularization: Differences in Opinions From Patients and Health Experts
Conclusions: The authors of this study demonstrate a difference in perception between patients and health experts regarding the importance of various discharge instructions. Better understanding areas of patient concern may improve discharge routines. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Cardiac Care Source Type: research

Outcomes of a Pilot Intervention Study for Young Adults at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Based on Their Family History
Conclusions: Interventions are needed to increase individuals’ awareness of their long-term CVD risk and to improve their ability to make lifestyle changes. Although this intervention was only tested in a small sample, it shows promise to improve heart disease knowledge and perceived lifetime CVD risk and may effect longer-term risk for CVD. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Cardiac Care Source Type: research

Validation of the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool and Vital Signs in Relation to the Sensory and Affective Components of Pain During Mediastinal Tube Removal in Postoperative Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit Adults
In this study, we aim to validate the use of the CPOT and vital signs in association with the sensory and affective components of pain during mediastinal tube removal (MTR) in postoperative cardiac surgery ICU adults. Methods: A sample of 125 patients participated in this prospective repeated-measures, within-subject study. A total of 6 assessments of the main study variables (CPOT scores and patients’ self-reports of pain intensity and unpleasantness) were completed by trained research assistants while patients were in the ICU. Assessments were done before, during, and 15 minutes after the nonnociceptive procedure ...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Cardiac Care Source Type: research

Diagnostic Accuracy of Cognitive Screening Instruments in Heart Failure: A Systematic Review
Conclusions: Screening for cognitive impairment in HF is recommended; however, future studies need to establish the diagnostic accuracy of screening instruments of MCI in this population. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Cognitive Function Source Type: research

Cognitive Function Does Not Impact Self-reported Health-Related Quality of Life in Heart Failure Patients
Background: Adults with heart failure (HF) often demonstrate impairment across multiple domains of cognitive functioning and report poor health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Previous researchers have found that cognitive deficits were generally not associated with HRQoL in a carefully evaluated sample. The exception was memory, which was only weakly associated with HRQoL. However, cognitive deficits interfere with self-care and disease self-management, which could be expected to affect HRQoL. Objective: We sought to verify this counterintuitive finding in a large well-characterized sample of HF patients using a well-va...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Cognitive Function Source Type: research

Adolescents With Congenital Heart Disease and Their Parents: Needs Before Transfer to Adult Care
Conclusions: The transition must be carefully planned to ensure that adolescents can master new skills to manage the transfer to adult cardiologic healthcare. A structured program may facilitate and fulfill the needs of the adolescents and their parents, taking into consideration the aspects of trust, safety, and control. However, the content and performance of such a program must also be examined. We plan to undertake an extensive research project in the area, and this study will be a baseline for further research. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Congenital Heart Disease Source Type: research

A Case Study of the Environmental Experience of a Hospitalized Newborn Infant With Complex Congenital Heart Disease
Conclusions: This study provides the first report of potential environmental stressors in newborn infants cared for in cardiac specialty units. Excessive levels of light and noise as well as frequent interruptions for medical and nursing care may contribute to disorganized sleep and increased patient distress and may impact subsequent neurodevelopment. Studies are needed to identify potentially adverse aspects of the intensive caregiving environment for newborn infants who have undergone cardiac surgery. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Congenital Heart Disease Source Type: research

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Exercise
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: 20 Things You Didn't Know About Exercise Source Type: research

Reducing Disparities in Heart Disease Treatment and Outcomes Among Women: A Call to Action
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Progress in Prevention Source Type: research

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association News
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: PCNA News Source Type: research

Among Unstable Angina and Non–ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Patients, Transient Myocardial Ischemia and Early Invasive Treatment Are Predictors of Major In-hospital Complications
Conclusions: In UA/NSTEMI patients treated with contemporary therapies, TMI is not uncommon. The presence of TMI and early invasive treatment are predictors of major in-hospital complications. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Cardiovascular Informal Caregivers: What Role? Whose Role?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Informal Caregivers’ Experiences and Needs When Caring for a Relative With Heart Failure: An Interview Study
Conclusions: Informal caregivers’ daily life involves decisive changes that are experienced as burdensome. They handled their new situations using different strategies to preserve a sense of “self” and of “us.” Informal caregivers express a need for more involvement with healthcare professionals, which may facilitate informal caregivers’ situation and improve the dyadic congruence in the relation with their relative. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research

Prevalence and Measurement of Anxiety in Samples of Patients With Heart Failure: Meta-analysis
Conclusion: Many patients with HF would benefit if screened for anxiety and treated. The conceptualization and measurement of anxiety accounted for most variance in prevalence rates. The Generalised Anxiety Disorder-7 or the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale appear to be the most appropriate instruments for this clinical population, with evidence to suggest they can discriminate between depression and anxiety, omit somatic items that may contaminate identification of anxiety in a population with physical comorbidities, and provide thresholds with which to differentiate patients and target treatments. Although there are...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses Source Type: research

The Effectiveness of Medication Adherence Interventions Among Patients With Coronary Artery Disease: A Meta-analysis
Background: Despite the known benefits of medication therapy for secondary prevention of coronary artery disease (CAD), many patients do not adhere to prescribed medication regimens. Medication nonadherence is associated with poor health outcomes and higher healthcare cost. Objective: The purpose of this meta-analysis was to determine the overall effectiveness of interventions designed to improve medication adherence (MA) among adults with CAD. In addition, sample, study design, and intervention characteristics were explored as potential moderators to intervention effectiveness. Methods: Comprehensive search strategies h...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses Source Type: research

Facilitators and Barriers of Heart Surgery Discharge: Patients’ and Nurses’ Narrative Accounts
Conclusions: Study recommendations include group and scenario-based education in which patients and nurses brainstorm about how to apply the discharge information to the particularities of patients’ lives and homes. Provision of support needs to be bolstered during the home period, where patients have timely opportunities to discuss their concerns and questions with practitioners or possibly peers. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Cardiac Surgery Source Type: research

Multimedia Exercise Training Program Improves Distance Walked, Heart Rate Recovery, and Self-efficacy in Cardiac Surgery Patients
Background: Patient education has been shown to be more effective when delivered using multimedia than written materials. However, the effects of using multimedia to assist patients in cardiac rehabilitation have not been investigated. Objective: The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of an inpatient multimedia exercise training program on distance walked in the 6-minute walking test (6MWT), heart rate recovery, and walking self-efficacy of patients who had undergone heart surgery. Methods: For this longitudinal quasi-experimental study, 60 consecutive patients were assigned to an experimental (n = 20; inpati...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Cardiac Surgery Source Type: research

Anger Traits Associated With Cardiovascular Risk Biomarkers in the Metabolic Syndrome
Conclusions: The SEM results suggest that CVD-risk biomarker variables in this MetS sample (a) associate into 2 distinct profiles and (b) that 1 profile associates with overt anger, whereas the other associates with covert hostility. These results could contribute to more personalized prevention and care in CVD patients. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Biobehavioral Source Type: research

Influence of Gender and Age on the Peripheral Immune Response in Stroke
Background: Women and men have unique stroke risk factors and can experience different poststroke infections. Objective: The aim of this study is to determine the influence of gender, age, and risk factors on the peripheral immune response in stroke/transient ischemic attack (TIA). Method: A total of 192 adult acute stroke/TIA cases were analyzed for age, gender, risk factors for stroke/TIA, and white blood cell with differential count. χ2 Test and analysis of variance were conducted to test for differences between genders and age groups related to stroke risk factors and the immune response. Growth modeling was used...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Biobehavioral Source Type: research

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Improves Walking Performance in Patients With Intermittent Claudication
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of 2 types of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on walking distance and measures of pain in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and intermittent claudication (IC). In a phase 2a study, 40 participants with PAD and IC completed a graded treadmill test on 2 separate testing occasions. Active TENS was applied to the lower limb on the first occasion; and placebo TENS, on the second. The participants were divided into 2 experimental groups. One group received high-frequency TENS; and the other, low-frequency TENS. Measures taken were initial c...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Symptoms Source Type: research

The Prevalence and Associated Distress of Physical and Psychological Symptoms in Patients With Advanced Heart Failure Attending a South African Medical Center
Conclusions: Patients with advanced heart failure attending a medical center in South Africa experience high prevalence of symptoms and report high levels of burden associated with these symptoms. Improved compliance with national and global treatment recommendations could contribute to reduced symptom burden. Healthcare professionals should consider incorporating palliative care into the care for these patients. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Symptoms Source Type: research

Cardiovascular Risk in Midlife African American Women Participating in a Lifestyle Physical Activity Program
Conclusions: Because national samples are more heterogeneous, our sample provides important information about CVD risks in inactive, urban community-dwelling, midlife African American women. Given the opportunity, many such women at elevated risk for CVD are willing to participate in a physical activity intervention. They must be identified and offered pharmacological and lifestyle interventions. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Prevention Source Type: research

Adherence to Antihypertensive Medication in Older Adults With Hypertension
Background/Objectives: Effective prevention of cardiovascular events in people with hypertension requires optimal control of blood pressure. Despite advances in management, poor adherence to antihypertensive medications is often reported as the major reason attenuating treatment efficacy. Research has provided limited evidence of associations between illness perceptions, satisfaction with consultations, and medication adherence. The aim of this study is to identify factors significantly associated with medication adherence in a group of Chinese older adults with essential hypertension. Design/Setting/Participants: A cross...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Prevention Source Type: research

Examining the Feasibility of a Simple Intervention to Improve Blood Pressure Control for Primary Care Patients
Conclusion: In this pilot study, we established the feasibility of a brief, simple intervention to improve blood pressure control implemented by existing primary care practice clinical support staff, and preliminary data show that it can be effective in improving blood pressure control. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Prevention Source Type: research

Reducing Disparities in Cardiovascular Health: Social Determinants Matter
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENT: Progress in Prevention Source Type: research

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association News
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: PCNA News Source Type: research

A Systematic Review of mHealth-Based Heart Failure Interventions
Conclusions: Ten articles, representing 9 studies, were included in this review. The majority of the studies utilized mobile health technology as part of an HF monitoring system, which typically included a blood pressure–measuring device, weighing scale, and an electrocardiogram recorder. The impact of the mHealth interventions on all-cause mortality, cardiovascular mortality, HF-related hospitalizations, length of stay, New York Heart Association functional class, left ventricular ejection fraction, quality of life, and self-care were inconsistent at best. Implications: Further research is needed to conclusively de...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Is Knowledge Level of Coronary Heart Disease and Risk Factors Among Post–Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Patients Adequate?
Conclusions: As expected, the risk factor profile of post-PCI patients was high. However, their knowledge levels and awareness were unrelated to risk factor profile and poor in comparison with studies in other cardiac patients. This, in addition to the short stay in hospital and the low attendance of this cohort at cardiac rehabilitation, identifies this group of patients as a priority for further targeted education. Innovations are needed to increase knowledge and begin behavioral change predischarge after PCI. This should include target and goal setting for lifestyle change to avail of this critical education opportunity...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Injury in Type 2 Diabetes and Potential Effects of Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 Inhibition
Conclusions: Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors are relatively new antihyperglycemic agents. Their main mechanism of action is to inhibit the degradation of the incretin hormones glucagon-like peptide-1 and glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide by DPP-4. By increasing levels of glucagon-like peptide-1, glucose-dependent insulin secretion is enhanced, glucagon secretion is suppressed, and the rate of gastric emptying is decreased. Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 also degrades other substances that are important in the regulation of CV function and inflammation. Animal studies, small observational studies in humans, and analyses of...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Cardiovascular Injury Source Type: research

Relationship Between Physiological Parameters and Acute Coronary Syndrome in Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department With Undifferentiated Chest Pain
Conclusions: Patients with abnormal temperature or SBP were slightly more likely to have ACS, but such risk was of too small a magnitude to be useful in clinical decision making. Other physiological parameters (heart rate and respiratory rate) had no prognostic value. The use of physiological parameters cannot reliably confirm or rule out ACS. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Cardiovascular Injury Source Type: research

Low-Dose Alteplase Infusion for the Treatment of Mechanical Aortic Valve Thrombosis: A Spotlight on the Importance of Medication Adherence
Abstract: A rare, yet serious, complication of mechanical heart valves is symptomatic obstructive prosthetic valve thrombosis. The risk of valve thrombosis is magnified in patients who are nonadherent to prescribed anticoagulation. In this case report, we describe a 48-year-old male patient with a history of mechanical aortic valve replacement surgery, who stopped taking prescribed warfarin therapy 2 years before presentation and subsequently developed acute decompensated heart failure secondary to valvular dysfunction. Low-dose alteplase therapy was administered successfully with no bleeding complications and a complete r...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Aortic Valve Conditions Source Type: research

Experiences of and Coping With Severe Aortic Stenosis Among Patients Waiting for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
Conclusions: Patients with AS and awaiting TAVI must cope with increasing symptoms and limitations in their social lives but still wish to be seen as the people they always have been. These patients may need extra support from healthcare personnel to process their experiences, which could help them to attach personal meaning to clinical information about the condition and its treatment that they could include in their decision about whether to undergo TAVI. Listening to patients’ stories could help nurses and physicians to ensure that disease and treatment are meaningfully understood by the patient. (Source: Journal ...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Aortic Valve Conditions Source Type: research

Illness Representations, Treatment Beliefs, Medication Adherence, and 30-Day Hospital Readmission in Adults With Chronic Heart Failure: A Prospective Correlational Study
Discussion: Nurses can use these study findings to help identify individuals who may be at risk of being nonadherent to their medications and hospital readmission. Recommendations for future research include replication with multiple sites, the addition of objective measures of medication adherence, investigation of both the cognitive and emotional pathways, and qualitative exploration of personal control in the context of medication adherence in HF. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Health-Related Quality of Life, Functional Status, and Cardiac Event-Free Survival in Patients With Heart Failure
Background: Health-related quality of life (HRQOL), functional status, and cardiac event-free survival are outcomes used to assess the effectiveness of interventions in patients with heart failure (HF). However, the nature of the relationships among HRQOL, functional status, and cardiac event-free survival remains unclear. Objective: The purpose of this study is to examine the nature of the relationships among HRQOL, functional status, and cardiac event-free survival in patients with HF. Methods: This was a prospective, observational study of 313 patients with HF that was a secondary analysis from a registry. At baseline...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

The Situation-Specific Theory of Heart Failure Self-Care: Revised and Updated
Conclusion: Prior research illustrates that all 3 self-care processes (ie, maintenance, symptom perception, and management) are integral to self-care. Further research is greatly needed to identify how best to help patients become experts in HF self-care. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

The Perceptions of Important Elements of Caregiving for a Left Ventricular Assist Device Patient: A Qualitative Meta-Synthesis
Conclusions: Existing literature indicates that the LVAD caregiver experience is intense as well as burdensome and entails the need to adapt to a new life. Given the burdens caregivers experience, clinicians and future research should explore strategies to support these important individuals. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Competence, Compassion, and Care of the Self: Family Caregiving Needs and Concerns in Heart Failure
Conclusions: Family caregivers of patients with HF had many needs and concerns about their competence in performing tasks, their compassion, and caring for themselves. Data can be used to design testable interventions to improve the HF caregiving experience for patients and caregivers. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

A Critical Evaluation of the Representation of Black Patients With Heart Failure and Preserved Ejection Fraction in Clinical Trials: A Literature Review
Discussion: Although the mortality rate for black patients with HFpEF is 30% to 45% higher than the rate for white patients, 2 of the 9 studies did not have a representative sample of the general HFpEF population and none of the studies reported the objective of establishing a representative study population. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Heart Failure Source Type: research

Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Liaison Report: Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Award Winners 2015
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: American Heart Association Source Type: research

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Patients With Diabetes: New Evidence Informs Changes in Standards of Care
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: DEPARTMENTS: Progress in Prevention Source Type: research

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association News
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: PCNA News Source Type: research

Effects of Self-esteem, Optimism, and Perceived Control on Depressive Symptoms in Stroke Survivor-Spouse Dyads
Background: Depressive symptoms are common in stroke survivors and their family caregivers. Given the interdependent relationship between the members of dyads in poststroke management, improving depressive symptoms in dyads may depend on their partner’s characteristics. Self-esteem, optimism, and perceived control, all known to be associated with depressive symptoms in an individual, may also contribute to their partner’s depressive symptoms. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine actor and partner effects of self-esteem, optimism, and perceived control on depression in stroke survivors and their spo...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 24, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research

Subclinical Carotid Atherosclerosis in Asymptomatic Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Conclusion: The current nurse-led study shows that subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus have a high prevalence of subclinical atherosclerosis that is associated with cardiovascular risk factors. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 24, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research