PCNA News.
Authors: PMID: 30095752 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Self-care: An Update on the State of the Science One Decade Later.
PMID: 30095753 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Riegel B, Moser DK Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Do Depressed Elderly Heart Failure Patients Benefit From Yoga? A Future Direction for Research.
Authors: PMID: 30095754 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs 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: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Greenman PS, Viau P, Morin F, Lapointe-Campagna MÈ, Grenier J, Chomienne MH, Jbilou J Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs 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. PMID: 30063538 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Allemann H, Strömberg A, Thylén I Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs 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. PMID: 30024486 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Hu X, Cheng S, Yin Y, Ning L, Xiang L, Zhou Y Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs 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.
Abstract 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...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Ghisi GLM, Anchique CV, Fernandez R, Quesada-Chaves D, Gordillo MX, Acosta S, Fernandez J, Arrieta-Loaiciga B, Heredia M, Oh P Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Acute Lower Leg Heating Increases Exercise Capacity in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease.
Abstract BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: In this pilot study, we tested the hypothesis that acute lower leg heating (LLH) increases postheating popliteal artery blood flow and 6-minute walk distance in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). METHODS: Six patients (5 male, 1 female) with PAD (69 ± 6.9 years; claudication: ankle-brachial index
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Pellinger TK, Neighbors CB, Simmons GH Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Exercise Strategies for Prevention From Exercise is Medicine.
Authors: PMID: 29889163 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Shared Decision Making: Partnering With Patients to Improve Cardiovascular Care and Outcomes.
PMID: 29889164 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Dennison Himmelfarb CR, Koirala B, Coke LA Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Liaison Report.
PMID: 29889165 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Taylor-Piliae RE, Fink AM Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Sex Differences in Acute Myocardial Infarction Hospital Management and Outcomes: Update From Facilities With Comparable Standards of Quality Care.
Abstract 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 va...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Romero T, Greenwood KL, Glaser D Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Do Depressive Symptoms Moderate the Effects of Exercise Self-efficacy on Physical Activity Among Patients With Coronary Heart Disease?
Abstract BACKGROUND: Exercise self-efficacy is an important predictor of physical activity. Patients with coronary heart disease are at risk of developing depressive symptoms that could further weaken their self-efficacy and interfere with their ability to engage in physical activity. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between depressive symptoms, exercise self-efficacy, and physical activity among patients with coronary heart disease and how the efficacy-activity relationship is affected by the patient's level of depression. METHODS: A survey was conducted on 149 participan...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Siow E, Leung DYP, Wong EML, Lam WH, Lo SM Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs 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.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License 4.0 (CCBY-NC-ND), where it is permissible to download and share the work provided it is properly cited. The work cannot be changed in any way or used commercially without permission from the journal. PMID: 29851660 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Sour...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Chen SC, Chen PY, Chen GC, Chuang SY, Tzeng IS, Lin SK Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Sleep Quality During and After Cardiothoracic Intensive Care and Psychological Health During Recovery.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Intensive care patients experience poor sleep quality. Psychological distress and diminished health-related quality of life (HRQOL) are also common among former intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is a frequent reason adults require treatment in ICU. The effect of on- versus off-pump surgery on sleep and recovery has not been reported. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess sleep quality of CABG patients during and after ICU, psychological well-being, HRQOL during recovery, and whether on- versus off-pump surgery affects sleep and recove...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Caruana N, McKinley S, Elliott R, Gholizadeh L Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

PCNA News.
PMID: 29634644 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Walter K Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Access to Innovative Medicine: A Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association Position Statement to Reduce the Barriers.
PMID: 29634645 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Lamendola C, Champagne MA, Nelson Worel J, Coke LA Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Social Support, Unstable Angina, and Stroke as Predictors of Depression in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease: Erratum.
Authors: PMID: 29634646 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Liaison Report.
PMID: 29634647 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Taylor-Piliae RE, Fink AM, Kitko L Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Does Lifestyle Exercise After a Cardiac Event Improve Metabolic Syndrome Profile in Older Adults?
CONCLUSIONS: After a cardiac event, older patients who engage in lifestyle exercise at the recommended amount have improvement in their metabolic syndrome profile. PMID: 29634648 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Wright KD, Moore-Schiltz L, Sattar A, Josephson R, Moore SM Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

A Meta-ethnography of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Survivors' Meanings on Life and Death.
CONCLUSIONS: An existential trajectory and a need for meaning are central in the experience of OHCA survivors. When existential issues are not addressed, the ongoing suffering may interfere with survivors' recovery and quality of life. Future research needs to address specific needs and ways to support survivors' meaning-making. PMID: 29634649 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Aristidou M, Vouzavali F, Karanikola MN, Lambrinou E, Papathanassoglou E Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Endothelial Dysfunction is Related to Glycemic Variability and Quality and Duration of Sleep in Adults With Type 1 Diabetes.
CONCLUSIONS: Endothelial dysfunction (a precursor to cardiovascular disease) relates to glycemic control, glycemic variability, and sleep quality in T1DM. PMID: 29629915 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Farabi SS, Quinn L, Phillips S, Mihailescu D, Park C, Ali M, Martyn-Nemeth P Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Making Sense of Hypertension Guidelines.
Abstract 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 succe...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 4, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: DeWald T, Granger B, Bowers M Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs 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: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 4, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Prasun MA, Albert NM Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Design and Rationale of the Cognitive Intervention to Improve Memory in Heart Failure Patients Study.
CONCLUSIONS: This research will provide new knowledge about the efficacy of BrainHQ to improve memory and increase serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor levels in heart failure. If efficacious, the intervention will provide a new therapeutic approach that is easy to disseminate to treat a serious comorbid condition of heart failure. PMID: 29601367 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Pressler SJ, Giordani B, Titler M, Gradus-Pizlo I, Smith D, Dorsey SG, Gao S, Jung M Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Heart Failure Self-care Within the Context of Patient and Informal Caregiver Dyadic Engagement: A Mixed Methods Study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Recent heart failure (HF) patient and informal caregiver (eg, dyadic) studies have either examined self-care from a qualitative or quantitative perspective. To date, the 2 types of data have not been integrated. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to understand HF self-care within the context of dyadic engagement. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional, mixed methods (quantitative/qualitative) study. Heart failure self-care was measured with the Self-care of Heart Failure Index (v.6) dichotomized to adequate (≥70) or inadequate (
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Buck HG, Hupcey J, Wang HL, Fradley M, Donovan KA, Watach A Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Quality of Life for Parents of Children With Congenital Heart Defect: A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSIONS: Having a child with CHD negatively affects parental QOL. Future research should include targeting fathers to improve understanding of their unique perceptions and needs. Longitudinal studies should also describe correlations of parental QOL with their child's developmental outcomes. Efficacy studies testing supportive interventions on outcomes such as improved adjustment and QOL are needed. PMID: 29601369 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Gregory MRB, Prouhet PM, Russell CL, Pfannenstiel BR Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Associations of Vitamin D Intake and Sleep Quality With Cognitive Dysfunction in Older Adults With Heart Failure.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Low vitamin D intake and poor sleep quality are independently associated with cognitive dysfunction in healthy older adults. However, the relationships among vitamin D intake, sleep quality, and cognitive dysfunction are unknown in older adults with heart failure (HF). PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the relationships of vitamin D intake and sleep quality with cognitive dysfunction in older adults with HF. METHODS: A total of 160 older adults with HF completed the Mini-Mental State Examination to assess cognitive function. Vitamin D deficiency was defined as less than...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Song EK, Wu JR Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs 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. PMID: 29601371 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Abu Ali RM, Abed MA, Khalil AA, Al-Kloub MI, Ashour AF, Alnsour IA Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Illness Uncertainty and Posttraumatic Stress in Young Adults With Congenital Heart Disease.
CONCLUSIONS: Young adults with CHD may be at risk for the development of long-term psychological stress and PTSD in the setting of chronic uncertainty. Regular monitoring to identify PTSS/PTSD may be a means to promote treatment adherence and participation in healthcare. PMID: 29601372 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Moreland P, Santacroce SJ Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs 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. PMID: 29601373 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Timmermans I, Jongejan N, Meine M, Doevendans P, Tuinenburg A, Versteeg H Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs 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. PMID: 29601374 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Lewis KB, Birnie D, Carroll SL, Clark L, Kelly F, Gibson P, Rockburn L, Rockburn L, Stacey D Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Cultural Tailoring of Health Information and the Potential of the Internet.
PMID: 29601375 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Perazzo J Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

The Influence of β-Adrenergic Receptor Kinase-1 on Stroke-induced Immunodeficiency Syndrome.
The objective was to quantify the influence of lymphocyte BARK-1 on stroke-induced immunodeficiency in AIS patients. METHODS: A prospective clinical cohort study was conducted (N = 44). Measures included age, gender, race, risk factors for stroke, stroke severity, comorbidities, presence of infection, white blood cell counts and differential proportions, and lymphocyte BARK-1. Student t tests, effect sizes, and linear and logistic regressions were conducted to test the study objective. The study was approved by the Oregon Health & Science University Institutional Review Board. RESULTS: There were significant ...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Ross AM, Lee CS, Lutsep H, Clark WM Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Seasonal Work and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Farmers.
CONCLUSIONS: Farmers in this study were physically active, ate consistent diets, and reported high health status ratings throughout the year. Cardiovascular disease risk was positively correlated with age and body mass index (P
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Schulz PS, Zimmerman L, Johansson P Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Accelerometer-Measured Daily Activity Levels and Related Factors in Patients With Heart Failure.
CONCLUSIONS: Consistent with previous research, patients with HF are not meeting recommended guidelines for 150 minutes of MVPA per week. PMID: 29538050 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Pozehl BJ, Mcguire R, Duncan K, Hertzog M, Deka P, Norman J, Artinian NT, Saval MA, Keteyian SJ Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

PCNA News.
PMID: 29419600 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Walter K Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Transition Planning.
PMID: 29419601 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Riegel B, Moser DK Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

New Hypertension Guideline Emphasizes the Benefits of Lower Blood Pressure.
PMID: 29419602 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Dennison Himmelfarb CR Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Quality and Cultural Sensitivity of Linguistically Appropriate Cardiovascular Disease Information for Chinese Immigrants: A Review of Online Resources From Heart Foundations.
CONCLUSIONS: Chinese-language CVD resources were inconsistent in the supply of key information. Quality and level of cultural sensitivity were adequate, but most resources lacked culturally specific references. Comprehensive, high-quality CVD resources powered by Editorial Manager and ProduXion Manager from Aries Systems Corporation tailored for Chinese immigrants are urgently needed for healthcare providers to support CVD education and care of patients belonging to this population. PMID: 29369121 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Li J, Lowres N, Jin K, Zhang L, Neubeck L, Gallagher R Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Effects of Static Stretching Exercise on Lumbar Flexibility and Central Arterial Stiffness.
We examined the effects of a single bout of a structured, static stretching exercise on arterial stiffness, LF, peripheral and central blood pressure (BP), and heart rate (HR) and tested the association between LF and central arterial stiffness. METHOD: The study had a pretest-posttest design without a control group. Thirty healthy women followed a video demonstration of a 30-minute whole-body stretching exercise. Carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cf-PWV), augmentation index, LF, peripheral and central BP, and HR were measured before and after the stretching exercise. RESULTS: One bout of a static stretching e...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Logan JG, Kim SS, Lee M, Byon HD, Yeo S Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Effects of a Tablet Computer on Self-care, Quality of Life, and Knowledge: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
n I Abstract BACKGROUND: Conflicting results have been reported for telemonitoring in patients with heart failure (HF). We wanted to evaluate whether patients using a tablet computer aimed at improving self-care behavior could do so and also whether it affects quality of life and health-related quality of life, disease knowledge, and in-hospital days. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with HF (n = 82) were randomized to the intervention group (IG) with a tablet computer (giving information and advice) or the control group (CG) that was subject to standard care. Study was completed by 72 patients, with a mean (SD)...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Melin M, Hägglund E, Ullman B, Persson H, Hagerman I Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

The Effect of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain on Sexual Function and Quality of Life of Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients.
CONCLUSIONS: The coexistence of coronary heart disease and musculoskeletal pain does not seem to affect patients' sexual function, but it negatively affects Patients' quality of life. This study emphasizes the importance of a multidisciplinary team working in a cardiac rehabilitation program addressing issues related to pain, sexual function, and quality of life. PMID: 29315088 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Wittkopf PG, Cardoso AA, de Carvalho T, Cardoso FL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Functional Capacity but not Early Uptake of Cardiac Rehabilitation Predicts Readmission in Patients With Metabolic Syndrome.
CONCLUSIONS: Sex, race, and functional capacity were important predictors of readmission for metabolic syndrome, even when cardiac rehabilitation intake was delayed. Results raise questions about the unique traits of patients with metabolic syndrome and need for novel approaches to improve cardiac rehabilitation utilization and functional capacity in metabolic syndrome. PMID: 29303869 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Siegmund LA, Albert NM, McClelland MS, Bena JF, Morrison SL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

PCNA News.
PMID: 29200056 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 5, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Walter K Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

20 Things You Didn't Know About β-Blockers.
20 Things You Didn't Know About β-Blockers. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2018 Jan/Feb;33(1):4-5 Authors: Vuckovic KM, Bursua A PMID: 29200057 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 5, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Vuckovic KM, Bursua A Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Symptoms, Nutrition, Pressure Ulcers, and Return to Community Among Older Women With Heart Failure at Skilled Nursing Facilities: A Pilot Study.
CONCLUSIONS: The women in this study had frequent pain, moderately frequent cognitive dysfunction, and high pressure ulcer risk. Surprisingly, few women had dyspnea or depression. Women who were younger with higher BMI were more likely to return to the community. The study needs to be replicated in a larger more diverse group of older patients with HF. PMID: 29200058 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 5, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Pressler SJ, Jung M, Titler M, Harrison J, Lee K Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

The Influence of Exercise on Cardiovascular Health in Sedentary Adults With Human Immunodeficiency Virus.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Lifestyle physical activity (ie, moderate physical activity during routine daily activities most days of the week) may benefit human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive adults who are at high risk for cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to describe lifestyle physical activity patterns in HIV-positive adults and to examine the influence of lifestyle physical activity on markers of cardiovascular health. Our secondary objective was to compare these relationships between HIV-positive adults and well-matched HIV-uninfected adults. METHODS: A total of 109 HIV-...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Webel AR, Perazzo J, Longenecker CT, Jenkins T, Sattar A, Rodriguez M, Schreiner N, Josephson RA Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Self-efficacy Mediates the Relationship Between Motivation and Physical Activity in Patients With Heart Failure.
g A Abstract BACKGROUND: Motivation is necessary in patients with heart failure (HF) who are attempting to become more physically active but may not be sufficient to initiate physical activity. Self-efficacy might explain the relationship between motivation and physical activity. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the role of exercise self-efficacy in the relationship between exercise motivation and physical activity in patients with HF. METHODS: A total of 100 stable patients with HF (88% in New York Heart Association class II/III; mean age, 67 ± 13 years; 62% men) were studied. Self...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Klompstra L, Jaarsma T, Strömberg A Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association News.
Authors: PMID: 28991867 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research