Medication Nonadherence or Self-care? Understanding the Medication Decision-Making Process and Experiences of Older Adults with Heart Failure.
CONCLUSIONS: The older patient with HF should be carefully assessed for nonadherence. The development of interventions that are patient specific, target medications with the greatest potential for nonadherence, and use easy-to-access resources may promote decisions for medication adherence. More research is needed to develop interventions that promote decisions for medication adherence. PMID: 31567510 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - September 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Meraz R Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

African American Women's Perceptions of Cardiovascular Disease After Myocardial Infarction: A Phenomenological Inquiry.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The primary cause of death among African American women older than 50 years is cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease affects more than 16.8 million Americans and occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries that provide blood to the heart. This often leads to a partial or complete blockage, causing a myocardial infarction (heart attack). There is limited research regarding the lived experiences of African American women before and after a myocardial infarction. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the experiences of African American women living in the ...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - September 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Jones L, Williams S, Bydalek K, Elkins C, Fruh S Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

PCNA News.
Authors: PMID: 31403501 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Empowering Nurses to Lead Efforts to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Risk: Tools for Global Impact.
PMID: 31403502 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Commodore-Mensah Y, Turkson-Ocran RA, Dennison Himmelfarb CR Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Liaison Report From the Development Committee.
PMID: 31403503 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Davis LL, Fink AM, Taylor-Piliae RE Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Screen Time and Cardiovascular Risks Among Middle-Aged Women.
In this study, we examined the factors associated with screen time and whether screen time is associated with the physiological and psychosocial health of middle-aged women. We applied a psycho-socioeconomic biobehavioral model of health and studied the outcomes of cardiometabolic biomarkers, insomnia, and quality of life. METHODS: Secondary data analysis was performed using data from a cross-sectional study conducted with 423 women between 40 and 65 years of age. Socioeconomic, physiological, psychosocial, and behavioral characteristics were measured. Self-reported screen time during the past week was measured using ...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Ham OK, Lee BG Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Distinct Factors Associated With Better Self-care in Heart Failure Patients With and Without Mild Cognitive Impairment.
CONCLUSION: We found that social support and executive function were associated with self-care in HF patients with MCI, whereas perceived control was associated with self-care in HF patients with intact cognition. Clinicians should develop tailored interventions to enhance self-care by considering the distinct factors associated with self-care based on the presence or absence of MCI. PMID: 31373955 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Lee KS, Choi JO, Jeon ES, Park JH, Jung MS, Lee Z, Lee HS, Yoo HJ Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Active Physical Activity Patterns Are Associated With Improved Quality of Life and Depression Status in Taiwanese Women With Metabolic Syndrome.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS), health-related quality of life (HRQL), and depression status are independently associated with cardiac health. Therefore, understanding the associations between MetS, HRQL, and depression status and determining factors related to improved HRQL and depression status in people with MetS may help in cardiovascular disease prevention. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine whether there are differences in HRQL and depression status between Taiwanese women with and without MetS and whether physical activity patterns are associated with HRQL and depression st...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Chiang LC, Chiang SL, Tzeng WC, Lee MS, Hung YJ, Lin CH Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Self-management Among Elderly Patients with Hypertension and Its Association With Individual and Social Environmental Factors in China.
CONCLUSIONS: There is a need to develop and test interventions that improve self-management in elderly patients with hypertension. Specifically, individualized interventions to promote exercise among elderly persons with hypertension who are single and living alone are needed. Male patients with a lower education level, poor well-being, poor family function, and the lowest self-management levels are a key population to target. PMID: 31373957 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Zhang XN, Qiu C, Zheng YZ, Zang XY, Zhao Y Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Adherence to Treatment of Female Patients With Coronary Heart Disease After a Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.
CONCLUSIONS: Secondary prevention programs and patient education have to take into account individual or unique differences. It is important to pay attention to issues that are known to contribute to motivation rather than to reply on education alone to improve adherence. PMID: 31365439 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Kähkönen O, Saaranen T, Kankkunen P, Miettinen H, Kyngäs H Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Comparing the Barriers and Facilitators of Heart Failure Management as Perceived by Patients, Caregivers, and Clinical Providers.
CONCLUSIONS: Providers, patients, and significant others all play important and distinct roles in the management of HF. Tools to enhance communication and collaboration for all 3 and supporting the needs of significant others are missing components of current HF care. PMID: 31365440 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Trivedi RB, Slightam C, Nevedal A, Guetterman TC, Fan VS, Nelson KM, Rosland AM, Heidenreich PA, Timko C, Asch SM, Piette JD Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Factors Influencing Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Health Perception Among Kentuckians Living in Appalachia.
In this study, the relationship among gender, CVD risk factors, and health perception in Appalachians from Kentucky was explored. METHODS: This cross-sectional secondary analysis is from a randomized controlled trial on CVD health in rural Kentucky. To assess gender differences in smoking history, χ was used. Independent t tests compared the mean between participants 50 years or younger and those older than 50 years with differences in body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, hemoglobin A1C, total cholesterol, and physical activity. A multivariate linear regression analysi...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Abraham CM, Kelly S, Wantland D, Chung ML, Mudd-Martin G, Biddle MJ, Moser DK Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Daytime and Nighttime Sleep Characteristics and Pain Among Adults With Stable Heart Failure.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Pain and sleep disturbance are common among patients with heart failure (HF) and are associated with symptom burden, disability, and poor quality of life. Little is known about the associations between specific sleep characteristics and pain in people with HF. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the relationships between nocturnal sleep characteristics, use of sleep medication, and daytime sleep characteristics and pain among people with HF. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of stable participants with HF. We administered the SF36 Bodily Pain Scale, Pittsburg...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Conley S, Feder SL, Jeon S, Redeker NS Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Theory Testing of Patient Perspectives Using a Mobile Health Technology System in Heart Failure Self-care.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings confirmed that "the situation-specific theory of heart failure self-care" could be applied in this context. PMID: 31365443 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Hägglund E, Strömberg A, Hagerman I, Lyngå P Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

The Association Between Mutuality, Anxiety, and Depression in Heart Failure Patient-Caregiver Dyads: An Actor-Partner Interdependence Model Analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: The assessment of MS in HF patient-caregiver dyads is important to formulate interventions aimed at improving anxiety and depression in patients and caregivers. PMID: 31365444 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Dellafiore F, Chung ML, Alvaro R, Durante A, Colaceci S, Vellone E, Pucciarelli G Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Adverse-Event Free Survival, Hospitalizations, and Mortality in Left Ventricular Assist Device Recipients: A Rural-Urban Cohort Comparison.
CONCLUSIONS: Frequent adverse events and hospitalizations are of ongoing concern for LVAD recipients. More data are necessary to understand why urban LVAD recipients may experience shorter survival time compared with rural counterparts. Hospitalization may serve as a protective factor for rural LVAD recipients. PMID: 31365445 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Alonso W, Hupcey JE, Kitko L, Pozehl B, Kupzyk K Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Screening Versus Brief Domain-specific Tests to Assess Long-term Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction After Concomitant Aortic Valve Replacement and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.
e;pez MR, Gómez-Huelgas R, Lara JP Abstract BACKGROUND: Although postoperative cognitive dysfunction is a relevant complication after surgery, assessment for the condition is not routine in clinical practice. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the use of screening versus brief domain-specific cognitive tests in assessing long-term cognitive dysfunction after concomitant aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass grafting. METHODS: In this observational prospective study, we evaluated 70 patients preoperatively and after 1, 6, and 12 months using 2 screening tests (Mini-Mental...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Pérez-Belmonte LM, Florido-Santiago M, Osuna-Sánchez J, Barbancho MA, Millán-Gómez M, Jímenez-Navarro MF, Bernal-López MR, Gómez-Huelgas R, Lara JP Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

The Relationship Between Physical Activity and Cardiorespiratory Fitness Among People Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus Throughout the Life Span.
Abstract BACKGROUND: People living with human immunodeficiency virus (PLHIV) are at an increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). Physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness in PLHIV are poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to describe physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness by sex and age and to examine the association between physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness in PLHIV, controlling for covariates. METHODS: Seven hundred two PLHIV participated in a cross-sectional study and completed validated measures of self-reported physical activity (7-d...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 9, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Webel AR, Perazzo J, Phillips JC, Nokes KM, Rentrope C, Schnall R, Musanti R, Adams Tufts K, Sefcik E, Hamilton MJ, Portillo C, Chaiphibalsarisdi P, Orton P, Davis L, Rose CD Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Heart Rate Variability and Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Non-Hispanic Black Versus Non-Hispanic White Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes.
CONCLUSION: Findings support the importance of early identification of CV health risks in adolescents with type 1 diabetes, particularly for non-Hispanic black adolescents. Interventions focused on overall improvement in glycemic control for adolescents with type 1 diabetes are a priority for minimizing future CV complications. PMID: 31343621 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 9, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Faulkner MS, Quinn L, Fritschi C, Tripp N, Hayat MJ Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

PCNA News.
PMID: 31180975 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Walter K Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Let's Get It Into Practice!
PMID: 31180976 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Coke LA, Dennison Himmelfarb C Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Subgroup Differences and Determinants of Patient-Reported Mental and Physical Health in Patients With Ischemic Heart Disease: Results From the DenHeart Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Significant differences in PROs across IHD subgroups were observed and determinants for poor outcomes suggested. Results may guide differentiated care initiatives and resource allocation for preventative strategies. PMID: 31135602 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Rasmussen TB, Palm P, Herning M, Christensen AV, Borregaard B, Nielsen KSG, Thrysoee L, Thorup CB, Mols R, Juel K, Ekholm O, Berg SK Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

The Associations of Diagnoses of Fatigue and Depression With Use of Medical Services in Patients With Heart Failure.
We examined the associations of diagnoses of fatigue and depression with use of medical services in patients with preserved and reduced LVEF, controlling for covariates. METHODS: Data were collected on fatigue, depression, covariates, and use of medical services. Patients (N = 582) were divided into 2 groups based on LVEF (
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Heo S, McSweeney J, Tsai PF, Ounpraseuth S, Moser DK, Kim J Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Sympathetic Markers are Different between Clinical Responders and Nonresponders after Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
CONCLUSIONS: Preimplantation βARK1 and DHPG levels are differentiating factors between health-related quality of life clinical responders and nonresponders to LVAD, potentially signaling differing levels of sympathetic stimulation underlying clinical response. PMID: 31094762 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Denfeld QE, Lee CS, Woodward WR, Hiatt SO, Mudd JO, Habecker BA Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Sex Differences in Heart Failure Symptoms and Factors Associated With Heart Failure Symptoms.
Abstract BACKGROUND: A majority of patients with heart failure (HF) experience HF symptoms. Some literature suggests sex differences in the status of and also factors associated with HF symptoms. However, information on common HF symptom status and factors associated with HF symptoms in male and female patients is scarce. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine HF symptom status and factors associated with HF symptoms in male and female patients with HF. METHODS: Descriptive data on HF symptoms, psychological factors (depressive symptoms and perceived control), sociodemographic factors (age and ...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 2, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Heo S, Shin MS, Hwang SY, An M, Park JK, Kim S, Shim JL, Kim J Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

The Contribution of Living Arrangements, Social Support, and Self-efficacy to Self-management Behaviors Among Individuals With Heart Failure: A Path Analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results support the Individual and Family Self-management Theory, highlighting the importance of social support and self-efficacy to foster self-management behaviors for individuals with HF. Future research is needed to further explore relationships among living arrangements, perceived and received social support, self-efficacy, and HF self-management. PMID: 31058704 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 2, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Irani E, Moore SE, Hickman RL, Dolansky MA, Josephson RA, Hughes JW Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Exploring the Mechanism of Effectiveness of a Psychoeducational Intervention in a Rehabilitation Program (CopenHeartRFA) for Patients Treated With Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation: A Mixed Methods Study.
CONCLUSION: A more in-depth understanding of the effect of a psychoeducational intervention included in a cardiac rehabilitation program has been achieved. PMID: 31058705 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 2, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Risom SS, Lind J, Dickson VV, Berg SK Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

PCNA News.
PMID: 30973489 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Walter K Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Global Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Prevention: A Call to Action for Nursing.
PMID: 30973490 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Berra K, Fletcher B, Hayman LL, Miller NH Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Improving Medication Adherence Research Reporting: European Society for Patient Adherence, Compliance and Persistence Medication Adherence Reporting Guideline.
PMID: 30973491 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: De Geest S, Zullig LL, Dunbar-Jacob J, Hughes D, Wilson IB, Vrijens B Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Sex, Age, Race/Ethnicity, Veteran Status, and the Likelihood of Reporting Cardiovascular Conditions in the National Health Interview Survey.
CONCLUSION: This study demonstrates that previous military service is linked to the reporting of cardiovascular disease conditions by using nationally representative data to examine the moderating effects of veteran status on the relationship between race/ethnicity, sex, functional status, and age and cardiovascular disease for veterans living in the general US population. The findings suggest a waning healthy soldier effect for the youngest American veterans and indicate that female veterans' cardiovascular health is at greatest risk. PMID: 30973492 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Hinojosa R Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Patients' Intensive Telephone-Based Care Program Reduces Depression in Coronary Artery Disease Patients and May Contribute to Favorable Overall Survival by Decreasing Depression.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of patients' intensive telephone-based care program (PITC) on depression and its correlation with overall survival in patients with coronary artery disease who have depression. METHODS: A total of 224 patients with coronary artery disease who were complicated with depression were allocated randomly to the PITC group and control group in a 1:1 ratio. In the PITC group, PITC and usual care were performed, whereas in the control group, only usual care was given. Depression was assessed using Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale-Depre...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Yang L, Wang X, Cui X Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Erratum.
Authors: PMID: 30973494 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Questionnaires Designed to Assess Knowledge of Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSION: In the literature, 7 validated questionnaires are available for assessing AF knowledge, in which the items often cover knowledge of AF in general, symptoms, treatments, and complications. PMID: 30932924 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 29, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Tam W, Woo B, Lim TW Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

An iPad-based Measure of Processing Speed in Older Adults Hospitalized for Heart Failure.
Abstract BACKGROUND: In older adults hospitalized with heart failure (HF), cognitive impairment is associated with increased hospital readmission and mortality risk. There is no consensus on an objective, scalable method of cognitive screening in this population. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this project was to determine the feasibility, test-retest reliability, and convergent validity of the Processing Speed Test (PST), a test of information processing, attention, and working memory administered on an iPad in older adults hospitalized with HF. METHODS: Patients hospitalized with HF (n = 30) and age-, sex-, and...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Gorodeski EZ, Rosenfeldt AB, Fang K, Kubu C, Rao SM, Jansen EA, Dey T, Alberts JL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Effect of Digital Storytelling on Anxiety in Patients Who Are Candidates for Open-Heart Surgery.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Open-heart surgery in persons with cardiovascular disease is associated with high levels of anxiety. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to determine the effect of digital storytelling on anxiety in patients who were candidates for open-heart surgery. METHODS: In this quasi-experimental study, 80 patients were randomly allocated into 2 groups. The intervention group received routine training and digital storytelling. In each group, anxiety was measured by the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory anxiety scale before surgery and 5 days after surgery. The collected data were analyzed using ...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Moghimian M, Akbari M, Moghaddasi J, Niknajad R Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Motivational Counseling to Reduce Sedentary Behaviors and Depressive Symptoms and Improve Health-Related Quality of Life Among Women With Metabolic Syndrome.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Motivational interviewing, as a counseling approach, could promote not only behavioral changes but also individuals' psychological adaptation. Previous studies provide evidence that motivational interviewing focused on increasing physical activity decreases the risk of metabolic syndrome in women. Its effects on sedentary behaviors, depressive symptoms, and health-related quality of life (HRQL) remain unknown. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a 12-week motivational counseling program reduces sedentary behaviors and depressive symptoms and improves HRQL in Taiwanes...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Chiang LC, Heitkemper MM, Chiang SL, Tzeng WC, Lee MS, Hung YJ, Lin CH Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Dietary Sodium Intake is Predicted by Antihypertensive Medication Regimen in Patients With Heart Failure.
CONCLUSIONS: Sodium intake was higher among patients prescribed ACE inhibitors. Interventions to assist patients with HF with dietary sodium adherence can be informed by assessing medication regimens. PMID: 30855313 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Smith JL, Lennie TA, Chung ML, Mudd-Martin G Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

PCNA 4 Pages - March April 2019.
PMID: 30741836 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Walter K Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

New 2018 Cholesterol Guideline: Enhanced Risk Estimation and Therapeutic Options Drive Shared Decision Making.
PMID: 30741837 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Dennison Himmelfarb CR, Coke L Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

PCNA News.
Authors: PMID: 30520850 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Protecting the Evidence Base in a Predatory Environment.
PMID: 30520851 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Buck HG, Polo R, Zambroski CH Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Nurses Are Key in Preventing Deadly Diagnostic Errors in Cardiovascular Diseases.
PMID: 30520852 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Gleason KT, Greenberg P, Dennison Himmelfarb CR Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Liaison Report.
PMID: 30520853 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Fink AM, Taylor-Piliae RE Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Widened QRS-T Angle May Be a Measure of Poor Ventricular Stretch During Exercise Among On-duty Firefighters.
CONCLUSIONS: A negative correlation existed between QRS-T angle and maximal diastolic BP and postexercise diastolic BP. Lower maximum diastolic BP during and after exercise may be a sign of poor ventricular stretch. A widened spatial QRS-T angle may represent poor ventricular stretch. PMID: 30520777 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Dzikowicz DJ, Carey MG Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Heart Failure Symptom Biology in Response to Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings provide new insights into the many ways in which symptoms and biomarkers provide concordant or discordant information about LVAD response. PMID: 30489416 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Lee CS, Mudd JO, Lyons KS, Denfeld QE, Jurgens CY, Aouizerat BE, Gelow JM, Chien CV, Aarons E, Grady KL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Evaluating Perceptions of Self-efficacy and Quality of Life in Patients Having Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Their Family Caregivers.
CONCLUSIONS: Differences between patients' and caregivers' perceptions of patient self-efficacy for maintaining function should be addressed before surgery to reduce discordance. Patients' self-efficacy for maintaining function was associated with their own quality of life. There was no partner (relationship) effect of self-efficacy on quality of life. More research is needed in this area. PMID: 30489417 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Thomson P, Howie K, Mohan ARM, Chung ML Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Heart Failure Care Dyadic Typology: Initial Conceptualization, Advances in Thinking, and Future Directions of a Clinically Relevant Classification System.
CONCLUSIONS: Development and testing of the typology across 5 studies resulted in a well-characterized, pragmatic and parsimonious, person-oriented classification system for understanding how patients and informal caregivers conduct patients' HF self-care at home. The 4 types are characterized as 2 individually oriented types-type I, patient oriented; type II, caregiver oriented; and 2 relationally oriented types-type III, collaboratively oriented; and type IV, incongruently oriented. We have devised a single-item measure of typology group that can be assessed in the clinical setting. Once this information is ascertained, ...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Buck HG, Hupcey J, Juárez-Vela R, Vellone E, Riegel B Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

PCNA News.
Authors: PMID: 30303896 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Introducing Our New Associate Editors.
PMID: 30303897 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Riegel B, Moser DK Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research