Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association News.
Authors: PMID: 28594700 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 10, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

20 Things You Didn't Know About Type 2 Diabetes in Emerging Adults.
PMID: 28594701 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 10, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Cha E, Haw JS, Faulkner MS Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Gender Differences in Anxiety and Complications Early After Acute Myocardial Infarction.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Anxiety is the earliest psychological response to acute myocardial infarction. When anxiety persists or becomes severe, it has negative consequences including increased risk for in-hospital complications. Therefore, it is necessary to determine which groups of people are at risk for high anxiety after acute myocardial infarction. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether there is a difference in anxiety levels and rate of complications based on gender early after acute myocardial infarction. METHODS: A comparative design was used. Patients with acute myocardial infarc...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: AbuRuz ME, Masa'Deh R Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Medication Adherence Mediates the Relationship Between Heart Failure Symptoms and Cardiac Event-Free Survival in Patients With Heart Failure.
CONCLUSIONS: Medication adherence was associated with fewer HF symptoms and lower rates of hospitalization and death. It is important to develop interventions to improve medication adherence that may reduce HF symptoms and high hospitalization and mortality in patients with HF. PMID: 28591004 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Wu JR, Moser DK Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Implant Strategy-Specific Changes in Symptoms in Response to Left Ventricular Assist Devices.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Although we know that the quality of life generally improves after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation, we know little about how symptoms change in response to LVAD. METHODS: The purpose of this study was to compare the changes in symptoms between bridge and destination therapy patients as part of a prospective cohort study. Physical (dyspnea and wake disturbances) and affective symptoms (depression and anxiety) were measured before LVAD and at 1, 3, and 6 months after LVAD. Multiphase growth modeling was used to capture the 2 major phases of change: initial improvements be...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Lee CS, Gelow JM, Chien CV, Hiatt SO, Bidwell JT, Denfeld QE, Grady KL, Mudd JO Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Heart Failure Rehospitalization and Delayed Decision Making: The Impact of Self-care and Depression.
CONCLUSIONS: We recommend a patient-centered approach to help HF patients identify and adequately self-manage symptoms. The strong association between high depressive symptoms and rehospitalization within 30 days as well as delayed decision making highlights the critical need for clinicians to carefully assess and address depression among HF patients. PMID: 28574972 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Xu J, Gallo JJ, Wenzel J, Nolan MT, Budhathoki C, Abshire M, Bower K, Arruda S, Flowers D, Szanton SL, Dennison Himmelfarb C, Gonzalez K, Han HR Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Depressive Symptoms Moderate the Association Between Appetite and Health Status in Patients With Heart Failure.
estedt K Abstract BACKGROUND: Decreased appetite and depressive symptoms are clinical problems in patients with heart failure. Both may result in impaired health status. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to investigate the association between appetite and health status in patients with heart failure and to explore whether depressive symptoms moderate this association. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, patients with heart failure (n = 186; mean age, 71 years), New York Heart Association class II to IV, participated. Data on appetite (Council of Nutrition Appetite Questionnaire), depressive symp...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Andreae C, Strömberg A, Chung ML, Hjelm C, Årestedt K Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Survivors of an Acute Coronary Syndrome With Lower Patient Activation Are More Likely to Experience Declines in Health-Related Quality of Life.
CONCLUSIONS: Hospital survivors of an ACS with lower activation may be more likely to experience declines in mental and disease-specific HRQOL than more-activated patients, identifying a group at risk of poor outcomes. PMID: 28574974 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Erskine NA, Gandek B, Waring ME, Kinney RL, Lessard DM, Devereaux RS, Chrysanthopoulou SA, Kiefe CI, Goldberg RJ Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Cardiovascular Disease in Korean Americans: A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSIONS: Data on subgroups of Asian Americans indicate that Korean Americans have significant lifestyle-related cardiovascular disease risks, which could be a critical agenda for researchers and clinicians to better understand cardiovascular health disparities in the United States. PMID: 28525522 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Shin CN, Keller C, An K, Sim J Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Age-Group and Gender Differences in Stroke Knowledge in an Israeli Jewish Adult Population.
CONCLUSION: Participants younger than 45 years showed the lowest levels of stroke knowledge. The highest stroke knowledge was found in the 45 to 64 years age group. Stroke knowledge among different age groups was similar in both genders. Educational campaigns aimed at increasing knowledge of stroke among the general population and targeting the younger population are recommended. PMID: 28520658 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Melnikov S, Itzhaki M, Koton S Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Social Support, Unstable Angina, and Stroke as Predictors of Depression in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Depression is known to adversely affect coronary heart disease patients in western countries; however, no study of social support and depression has been conducted in the Chinese population. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the predictors of depression in patients with coronary heart disease. METHODS: Between January and December 2015, a cross-sectional sample of 105 Taiwanese patients from cardiology units completed a demographic and clinical characteristics questionnaire, Enhancing Recovery in Coronary Heart Disease Social Support Inventory, and Patient Health Qu...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Su SF, Chang MY, He CP Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Dog Ownership and Dog Walking: The Relationship With Exercise, Depression, and Hopelessness in Patients With Ischemic Heart Disease.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings show a beneficial effect on home-based exercise for those who dog-walk at least 1 day per week. Healthcare professionals should encourage dog walking to increase dog owners' physical activity levels. PMID: 28489725 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Dunn SL, Sit M, DeVon HA, Makidon D, Tintle NL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

A Systematic Review of Interventions to Improve Health Factors or Behaviors of the Cardiovascular Health of Prisoners During Incarceration.
CONCLUSIONS: Structured physical activity interventions, nutrition interventions, and smoking cessation interventions delivered in a group setting can improve health factors or behaviors of the cardiovascular health of prisoners during incarceration. More high-quality research is needed to increase the evidence base on the effectiveness of these interventions in the correctional setting. PMID: 28489726 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Mohan ARM, Thomson P, Leslie SJ, Dimova E, Haw S, McKay JA Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Favorable Outcomes Using an eHealth Approach to Promote Physical Activity and Nutrition Among Young African Women.
CONCLUSION: Our eHealth platform provides an alternative approach for reaching young AA women and was successful with respect to improving PA and dietary behaviors. Furthermore, the eHealth approach has the potential as a powerful program for changing health behaviors for other at-risk populations. PMID: 28481823 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 5, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Staffileno BA, Tangney CC, Fogg L Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

The Third Time's a Charm: Psychometric Testing and Update of the Atlanta Heart Failure Knowledge Test.
Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Since first being published in 2009, the Atlanta Heart Failure Knowledge Test (AHFKT) has proven a reliable and valid instrument and has been used in multiple studies. Given advances in heart failure (HF) self-care, we proposed to reevaluate the psychometric properties of the AHFKTv2 across these recent studies and update the instrument. METHODS: Demographic, clinical, and baseline AHFKTv2 data from 4 intervention studies in persons with HF were combined for this analysis (N = 284). The 30 questions of the AHFKT are focused on 5 HF self-care knowledge domains: pathophysiolog...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 5, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Butts B, Higgins M, Dunbar S, Reilly C Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Effects of a Nurse-Led Phone Follow-up Education Program Based on the Self-efficacy Among Patients With Cardiovascular Disease.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The integration of self-efficacy (SE) theory within a nurse-led telephone follow-up education program (NP-FEP) has not been extensively evaluated for patients with cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to determine the effectiveness of an NP-FEP in improving SE (primary outcome) and achieving goals related to cardiovascular risk (secondary outcome) for patients with cardiovascular disease. METHODS: In June and July 2013, a total of 403 patients with cardiovascular disease in Shanghai were randomized into the intervention and control groups. Personalized end goa...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 5, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Zhou Y, Liao J, Feng F, Ji M, Zhao C, Wang X Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

The Impact of Nurse Staffing on In-Hospital Mortality of Stroke Patients in Korea.
CONCLUSION: Policies to educate sufficient numbers of nurses and retain them in the field are warranted, especially because medical-cost containment has become a dominant concern in most countries. Further studies are needed to understand the mechanisms and other protective roles of nurse staffing to ensure long-term health outcomes after hospital discharge. PMID: 28481826 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 5, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Chung W, Sohn M Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Variables Related to Communication About Prognosis Between Nurses and Patients at Heart Failure Clinics in Sweden and the Netherlands.
CONCLUSIONS: Discussing prognosis with patients with HF by nurses at the HF clinic is related to the characteristics of patients and HF nurses. Future interventions to improve communications about prognosis therefore should have a broad approach. PMID: 28481827 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 5, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: van der Wal MHL, Hjelmfors L, Mårtensson J, Friedrichsen M, Strömberg A, Jaarsma T Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association News.
PMID: 28394877 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Walter K Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

A Call for Prior Authorization and Utilization Management Reform to Improve Patient Centered Cardiovascular Prevention Care.
PMID: 28394878 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Dennison Himmelfarb CR, Hayman LL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Emotion Regulation and Perceptions of Illness Coherence and Controllability on Regimen Adherence and Negative Cardiac Health Events in African American Women With Heart Failure.
CONCLUSIONS: Emotion regulation showed a possible greater impact on negative cardiac health events than on general adherence. Perceived illness coherence showed less impact on negative cardiac health events than on general adherence. PMID: 28398917 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 10, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Wierenga KL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Dose-Response Relationship Between Exercise Intensity, Mood States, and Quality of Life in Patients With Heart Failure.
Abstract BACKGROUND: We conducted a secondary analysis to (1) compare changes in mood disorders and quality of life (QOL) among 4 groups of patients with heart failure in a home-based exercise program who had varying degrees of change in their exercise capacity and (2) determine whether there was an association between exercise capacity, mood disorders, and QOL. METHODS: Seventy-one patients were divided into 4 groups based on changes in exercise capacity from baseline to 6 months: group 1showed improvements of greater than 10% (n = 19), group 2 showed improvements of 10% or less (n = 16), group 3 showed redu...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Evangelista LS, Cacciata M, Stromberg A, Dracup K Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Promoting Heart Health Among Rural African Americans.
CONCLUSION: The culturally relevant cardiovascular health promotion program presented to cluster groups of rural African American participants had positive influences on psychosocial variables associated with engaging in cardiovascular health recommendations. Nurse-led interventions in community settings can potentially reduce cardiovascular disease risk. PMID: 28353542 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Abbott L, Williams C, Slate E, Gropper S Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Identifying a Relationship Between Physical Frailty and Heart Failure Symptoms.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a complex clinical syndrome associated with significant symptom burden; however, our understanding of the relationship between symptoms and physical frailty in HF is limited. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to quantify associations between symptoms and physical frailty in adults with HF. METHODS: A sample of adults with symptomatic HF were enrolled in a cross-sectional study. Physical symptoms were measured with the HF Somatic Perception Scale-Dyspnea subscale, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, and the Brief Pain Inventory short form. Affective symptoms were me...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Denfeld QE, Winters-Stone K, Mudd JO, Hiatt SO, Lee CS Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

The Relationships Among Pain, Depression, and Physical Activity in Patients With Heart Failure.
CONCLUSIONS: The total time spent being active was less than 1 hour per day. Depressed patients with HF have much lower physical activity levels than the general public. Decreasing sitting time and increasing light activity levels hold promise to improve pain and depression symptoms. PMID: 28306701 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Haedtke C, Smith M, VanBuren J, Klein D, Turvey C Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Self-Management Program for Heart Healthy Behavior Among Middle- and Old-Aged Korean Women at Risk for Metabolic Syndrome.
CONCLUSIONS: Promoting self-management for healthy behaviors might be effective for obese or overweight women to prevent metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases, if it is tailored to their health needs. PMID: 28306702 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Shin NM, Choi J, Cho I, Park BJ Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Reporting on Self-care in Research Studies: Guidance to Improve Knowledge Building.
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Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Jaarsma T, Riegel B, Strömberg A Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

First Steps Toward a Theory of Caregiver Contribution to Self-care in Heart Failure.
PMID: 28306704 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Vellone E Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Impact of Fatigue Characteristics on Quality of Life in Patients After Heart Transplantation.
CONCLUSIONS: Fatigue interference had a greater influence on QOL domains than fatigue intensity. The degree to which fatigue interferes with daily life should be assessed, and suitable interventions should be introduced in clinical settings to help patients manage their fatigue and improve their QOL. PMID: 28306705 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Chou YY, Lai YH, Wang SS, Shun SC Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

The Digital Drag and Drop Pillbox: Design and Feasibility of a Skill-based Education Model to Improve Medication Management.
CONCLUSIONS: The D-3 Pillbox is a feasible approach for teaching medication management skills and can be used across clinical settings to reinforce skills and medication list accuracy.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: 28282304 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Granger BB, Locke SC, Bowers M, Sawyer T, Shang H, Abernethy AP, Bloomfield RA, Gilliss CL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association News.
PMID: 28178027 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 10, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Walter K Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Statins and Cardiovascular Health: Controversy, Consensus, and Clinical Judgment.
PMID: 28178028 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 10, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Hayman LL, Himmelfarb CD Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Autonomic Nervous System Function After a Skin-to-Skin Contact Intervention in Infants With Congenital Heart Disease.
CONCLUSIONS: Skin-to-skin contact is feasible in infants with CCHD. Linear measures of HRV suggested improvements in ANS function with this intervention. This article is one of the first to describe nonlinear HRV measures in infants with CCHD. Additional research is needed to identify variations in linear and nonlinear effects based on specific cardiac conditions and with varying intervention doses and timing. This low-cost, low-risk intervention has the potential to improve outcomes in infants with CCHD. PMID: 28181926 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Harrison TM, Brown R Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Family Caregiver Contribution to Self-care of Heart Failure: An Application of the Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills Model.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Adherence to self-care behaviors improves outcomes of patients with heart failure (HF). Caregivers play an important role in contributing to self-care. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to explore the relationships among HF knowledge, perceived control, social support, and family caregiver contribution to self-care of HF, based on the Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills Model. METHODS: Two hundred forty-seven dyads of eligible patients with HF and family caregivers were recruited from a general hospital in China. Structural equation modeling was used to analyze the data obtained with the Care...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Chen Y, Zou H, Zhang Y, Fang W, Fan X Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Oral Healthcare and Cardiovascular Disease: A Scoping Review of Current Strategies and Implications for Nurses.
CONCLUSIONS: Maintaining oral health among cardiovascular patients is important, yet it appears to be neglected during cardiac care. Cardiac nurses are in an excellent position to promote oral health but further research is required to define their role and develop supporting resources. PMID: 28145980 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 31, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Sanchez P, Everett B, Salamonson Y, Ajwani S, George A Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Internet-Delivered Self-management Support for Improving Coronary Heart Disease and Self-management-Related Outcomes: A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSION: More well-designed randomized controlled trials are needed. These should also explore how interventions work and how to improve participant retention and satisfaction and examine the role of personalization and support within interventions.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: 28107251 [PubMed - as supplied by ...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Palacios J, Lee GA, Duaso M, Clifton A, Norman IJ, Richards D, Barley EA Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Multimorbidity and the Risk of All-Cause 30-Day Readmission in the Setting of Multidisciplinary Management of Chronic Heart Failure: A Retrospective Analysis of 830 Hospitalized Patients in Australia.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Multimorbidity has an adverse effect on health outcomes in hospitalized individuals with chronic heart failure (CHF), but the modulating effect of multidisciplinary management is unknown. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that increasing morbidity would independently predict an increasing risk of 30-day readmission despite multidisciplinary management of CHF. METHODS: We studied patients hospitalized for any reason with heart failure receiving nurse-led, postdischarge multidisciplinary management. We profiled a matrix of expected comorbidities involving the ...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Wiley JF, Chan YK, Ahamed Y, Ball J, Carrington MJ, Riegel B, Stewart S Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Effects of Lifestyle Intervention on Physiological Outcomes in Chinese Adults With, or at High Risk of, Metabolic Syndrome.
CONCLUSION: A low-intensity lifestyle intervention program for people with MS can reduce central obesity among people with or at high risk for MS. Further research is necessary to confirm the long-term physiological effects of the intervention. PMID: 28060083 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 5, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Lo SW, Chair SY, Lee IF Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Can We Identify Minority Patients at Risk of Nonadherence to Antiplatelet Medication at the Time of Coronary Stent Placement?
Abstract BACKGROUND: Lack of medication adherence is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, particularly among minorities. We aim to identify predictors of nonadherence to antiplatelet medications at the time of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stent among African American and Hispanic patients. METHODS: We used data collected for a randomized clinical trial that recruited 452 minority patients from a large US health insurance organization in 2010 post-PCI to compare telephone-based motivational interviewing by trained nurses with an educational video. The primary outcome was 12-mon...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 5, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Palacio AM, Vidot DC, Tamariz LJ, Uribe C, Hazel-Fernandez L, Li H, Garay SD, Carrasquillo O Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

The Impact of Self-management Knowledge and Support on the Relationships Among Self-efficacy, Patient Activation, and Self-management in Rural Patients With Heart Failure.
The objective of this study is to examine whether patient activation mediates the effect of self-efficacy on SM behaviors in rural HF patients. METHODS: A secondary analysis was conducted using data collected from a randomized controlled trial aimed to improve SM behaviors. The main variables included were SM knowledge, self-efficacy, patient activation, and SM behaviors. RESULTS: Mediation analysis showed patient activation mediated the effect of self-efficacy on SM. Both self-efficacy and patient activation were significantly related to SM behaviors, respectively (r = 0.46, P
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 5, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Young L, Kupzyk K, Barnason S Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Sex-Specific Associations Between Self-reported Sleep Duration, Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension, and Mortality in an Elderly Population.
CONCLUSION: Short and long sleep duration may be seen as risk markers, particularly among older men with cardiovascular morbidity. PMID: 28060086 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 5, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Broström A, Wahlin A, Alehagen U, Ulander M, Johansson P Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association News.
Authors: PMID: 27918360 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 7, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Big Data: Contributions, Limitations, and Implications for Cardiovascular Nurses.
PMID: 27918361 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 7, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Gleason KT, Dennison Himmelfarb CR Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

The Value of Detecting Asymptomatic Signs of Myocardial Ischemia in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease in Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Electrocardiographic (ECG) monitored outpatient cardiac rehabilitation (OP-CR) is routinely performed following a variety of cardiovascular procedures and conditions. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to determine if diagnostic-quality ECG monitoring in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) during OP-CR is useful in identifying asymptomatic myocardial ischemia, resulting in change(s) in care or medical management. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of ECG monitoring was done on all OP-CR patients diagnosed with CAD (n = 1213) from January 2000 through June 2013. RESULTS: ...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 22, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Lounsbury P, Elokda AS, Bunning JM, Arena R, Gordon EE Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

A Qualitative Study of Symptom Experiences of Women With Acute Coronary Syndrome.
CONCLUSION: Women with less severe, intermittent, or evolving symptoms are at increased risk for delayed presentation, diagnosis, and treatment for ACS. These women should be targeted for educational and behavioral interventions. PMID: 27870722 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 18, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Davis LL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Influence of Baseline Psychological Health on Muscle Pain During Atorvastatin Treatment.
CONCLUSION: Baseline well-being and depression were not significant predictors of pain after 6 months of ATORVA (P values ≥ .05). Thus, they do not appear to increase the risk of SAMS in otherwise healthy adults. PMID: 27870723 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 18, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Zaleski AL, Taylor BA, Pescatello LS, Dornelas EA, White CM, Thompson PD Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

The Effects of Dietary Calcium Supplements Alone or With Vitamin D on Cholesterol Metabolism: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
CONCLUSIONS: Calcium supplementation has beneficial effect on blood lipids. Such supplements may be useful as a nonpharmaceutical strategy in cholesterol control. PMID: 27870724 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 18, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Chen C, Ge S, Li S, Wu L, Liu T, Li C Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Cognitive Function Predicts Risk for Clinically Significant Weight Gain in Adults With Heart Failure.
CONCLUSIONS: Although cognitive deficits are not associated with adherence to daily weighing, adults with cognitive deficits may be at an increased risk for experiencing a clinically significant weight gain, and most do not perceive symptoms. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: Adults with heart failure require more than directions on self-care related to weight monitoring. PMID: 27811583 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 2, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Dolansky MA, Hawkins MA, Schaefer JT, Gunstad J, Sattar A, Redle JD, Vehovec A, Josephson R, Moore SM, Hughes JW Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Get the Picture: A Pilot Feasibility Study of Telemedical Wound Assessment Using a Mobile Phone in Cardiology Patients.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Postprocedural complications after elective cardiac interventions include hematomas and infections. Telemedical wound assessment using mobile phones with integrated cameras may improve quality of care and help reduce costs. AIMS: We aimed to study the feasibility of telemedical wound assessment using a mobile phone. The primary aim was the number of patients who were able to upload their pictures. Secondary aims were image interpretability, agreement between nurse practitioners, and patient evaluation of the intervention. METHODS: This is a prospective study of all consecutive patien...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 2, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: de Heide J, Vroegh CJ, Szili Torok T, Gobbens RJ, Zijlstra F, Takens-Lameijer M, Lenzen MJ, Yap SC, Scholte Op Reimer WJ Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Quality of Life, Depression, and Anxiety in Ventricular Assist Device Therapy: Longitudinal Outcomes for Patients and Family Caregivers.
CONCLUSIONS: This is the first quantitative study of VAD patient-caregiver dyads in modern devices that describes change in person-oriented outcomes from pre-implantation to post-implantation. This work supports the need for future studies that account for the inherent relationships between patient and caregiver outcomes and examine variability in patient and caregiver responses to VAD therapy. PMID: 27811585 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 2, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Bidwell JT, Lyons KS, Mudd JO, Gelow JM, Chien CV, Hiatt SO, Grady KL, Lee CS Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research