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 16, 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 16, 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 16, 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 16, 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 16, 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 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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 30, 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 19, 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 19, 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 4, 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 4, 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 4, 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 4, 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 21, 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 17, 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 17, 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 17, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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

Illness Perceptions and Health Behaviors of Black Women.
Abstract The Common Sense Model of Illness Representations proposes that representations or perceptions of illness drive health behaviors. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between hypertension representations, exercise, and dietary behaviors in hypertensive black women (N = 204, aged 18-65 years). Regression results revealed that perceiving hypertension as chronic and perceiving it a result of environmental causes were inversely related to moderate-intensity physical activity (β = -.15 [P = .05] and β = -.25 [P = .05], respectively). Having more emotional responses to hypertensi...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Stallings DT Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Patients' Decision Making About Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation for Severe Aortic Stenosis.
CONCLUSIONS: People with aortic stenosis who are offered TAVI need to discuss the risks and benefits in order to participate in decision making about the treatment. They have different patterns in decision making and would benefit from healthcare professionals being observant of them to support them in this process in a manner consistent with their values. PMID: 26110543 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Olsson K, Näslund U, Nilsson J, Hörnsten Å Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Differences Between New Immigrants From the Former Soviet Union and Veteran Residents in Knowledge, Perception, and Risk Factors of Stroke.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Stroke is the fourth most common cause of death in developed countries and a leading cause of acquired disability in adults. Awareness of risk factors and warning signs for stroke has a considerable impact on early arrival at the hospital and early thrombolytic treatment. Delays in seeking medical treatment following the onset of stroke symptoms have been shown to be more common among ethnic minorities. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current study was to examine stroke awareness and knowledge among new immigrants from the Former Soviet Union (IFSUs) compared with veteran residents (VRs). ...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Melnikov S, Itzhaki M, Koton S Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Experiences of Young Adults With Pacemakers and/or Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators.
CONCLUSIONS: The lived experiences of young recipients often mirror that of older adults; however, it is clear that there are challenges and coping behaviors unique to young adults living with a PM and/or ICD. It is important to educate healthcare providers about the unique challenges that young adults may face so they can provide the appropriate support to this population. PMID: 26132281 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Larimer K, Durmus J, Florez E Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Self-reported Adherence to a Low-Sodium Diet and Health Outcomes in Patients With Heart Failure.
CONCLUSION: Self-reported adherence to a low-sodium diet predicted cardiac event-free survival demonstrating clinicians can use this as an indicator of adherence. PMID: 26296246 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Song EK, Moser DK, Kang SM, Lennie TA Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Profile and Determinants of Neurocognitive Dysfunction in a Sample of Adult Nigerians With Heart Failure.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) in Africans is peculiar because subjects are younger than whites and have lower socioeconomic and educational level in addition to the high prevalence of hypertension-related etiology and increased mortality. Whereas cognitive dysfunction have been demonstrated among whites with HF, the prevalence and pattern of cognitive dysfunction among sub-Saharan African patients with HF have not been evaluated against this background. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to determine the 1-year prevalence and the factors contributing to cognitive dysfunction in a cohort of Nigeria...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Adebayo PB, Akintunde AA, Audu MB, Ayodele OE, Akinyemi RO, Opadijo OG Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Falls in Patients With Heart Failure: A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSIONS: Future studies are needed to determine factors associated with falls, characterize injuries resulting from falls, and most importantly design testable interventions to prevent falls in heart failure patients. PMID: 26422636 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Lee K, Pressler SJ, Titler M Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

A Randomized Feasibility Trial of a New Lifestyle Referral Assessment Versus Usual Assessment in an Acute Cardiology Setting.
CONCLUSIONS: We demonstrated that a full-scale trial is feasible and that an individualized approach increased the number of patients accepting referral to a formal program and initiating lifestyle change. However, we should consider the aim of the assessment and ways in which the process of change can be optimized in order to produce long-term benefit for patients. TRIAL REGISTRATION: current controlled trials ISRCTN41781196. PMID: 26422640 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Hill K, Walwyn R, Camidge D, Murray J, Meads D, Reynolds G, Farrin A, House A Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Foundations of Pharmacotherapy for Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction: Evidence Meets Practice, Part II.
Abstract Pharmacologic treatment for systolic heart failure, otherwise known as heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, has been established through clinical trials and is formulated into guidelines to standardize the diagnosis and treatment. Since the introduction of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and vasodilators in the 1980s, many guideline-recommended therapies have emerged over the past 20 years targeting specific neurohormones, aldosterone, and catecholamines to treat heart failure. Part 2 of this series will describe β-blockers, digoxin, and aldosterone antagonists in the context of the...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: McIlvennan CK, Page RL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Long-term Physical Activity Behavior After Completion of Traditional Versus Fast-track Cardiac Rehabilitation.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings support the long-term effectiveness of CR on exercise capacity irrespective of the delivery model. However, participation in CR program, whether it be a traditional or fast-track CR exercise program, may not lead to long-term PA behavior change. Thus, CR participants may benefit from structured strategies that promote long-term PA adherence in addition to facilitating exercise capacity improvement. PMID: 27111822 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Ramadi A, Buijs DM, Threlfall TG, Aggarwal SG, Arena R, Rodgers WM, Haennel RG Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

A Multicenter Trial of a Shared Decision Support Intervention for Patients and Their Caregivers Offered Destination Therapy for Advanced Heart Failure: DECIDE-LVAD: Rationale, Design, and Pilot Data.
DISCUSSION: Study findings will provide a foundation for implementing decision support interventions, including decision aids, with patients who have chronic progressive illness facing end-of-life decisions involving invasive, preference-sensitive therapy options. PMID: 27203272 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: McIlvennan CK, Thompson JS, Matlock DD, Cleveland JC, Dunlay SM, LaRue SJ, Lewis EF, Patel CB, Walsh MN, Allen LA Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association News.
Authors: PMID: 27753730 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Using Noninvasive Tools to Screen for Prediabetes and Undiagnosed Diabetes: Value Added to Cardiovascular Disease Prevention.
PMID: 27753731 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 20, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Muchira JM, Stuart-Shor EM Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Randomized Crossover Study of the Natural Restorative Environment Intervention to Improve Attention and Mood in Heart Failure.
CONCLUSIONS: The NRE intervention may be efficacious in improving sustained attention in HF patients. Future studies are needed to enhance the NRE intervention to be more efficacious and tailored for HF patients and test the efficacy in a larger sample of HF patients. PMID: 27755225 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Jung M, Jonides J, Northouse L, Berman MG, Koelling TM, Pressler SJ Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Discharge of Non-Acute Coronary Syndrome Chest Pain Patients From Emergency Care to an Advanced Nurse Practitioner-Led Chest Pain Clinic: A Cross-Sectional Study of Referral Source and Final Diagnosis.
CONCLUSIONS: The study fills a gap in the literature on the follow up of non-ACS patients who present to ED and used advanced cardiology nursing expertise in the ED and chest pain clinic. The advanced nurse referred more patients who were diagnosed with coronary disease, reflecting the expertise, experience, and efficiency of the advanced cardiology nurse-led service. PMID: 27755226 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Ingram SJ, McKee G, Quirke MB, Kelly N, Moloney A Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Direction of the Relationship Between Acceptance of Illness and Health-Related Quality of Life in Chronic Heart Failure Patients.
CONCLUSION: Patients with CHF may not accept their disease due to deteriorated HRQoL. As a result, they may be uninvolved in the therapeutic process, which leads to exacerbation of CHF, further deterioration of HRQoL, and inability to accept the illness. PMID: 27685859 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - September 27, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Obiegło M, Siennicka A, Jankowska EA, Danel DP Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Recruitment Strategies and Costs Associated With Enrolling People With Insomnia and High Blood Pressure Into an Online Behavioral Sleep Intervention: A Single-Site Pilot Study.
CONCLUSION: Approximately 70% of all enrolled participants were recruited from the university hospital phone waiting message system, Craigslist, or flyers. Given the recruitment challenges that most researchers face, we encourage the documenting, assessing, and reporting of detailed recruitment strategies and associated recruitment costs so that other researchers may benefit. PMID: 27685860 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - September 27, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Routledge FS, Davis TD, Dunbar SB Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Perceptions of Disease-Related Stress: A Key to Better Understanding Patient-Reported Outcomes Among Survivors of Congenital Heart Disease.
CONCLUSIONS: Having even mild functional impairment may have significant deleterious consequences on PROs via increased perceptions of stress. Stress may be modifiable using cognitive behavioral therapy. PMID: 27685861 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - September 27, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Jackson JL, Gerardo GM, Daniels CJ, Vannatta K Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Psychometric Testing of the Self-care of Hypertension Inventory.
CONCLUSION: These findings support the conceptual basis of self-care in patients with HTN as a process of maintenance, monitoring, and management. The SC-HI confidence scale is promising as a measure of self-efficacy in self-care. PMID: 27631117 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - September 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Dickson VV, Lee C, Yehle KS, Abel WM, Riegel B Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Employment Status and Sick Leave After First-Time Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Implantation: Results From the COPE-ICD Trial.
CONCLUSION: Most patients who worked before ICD implantation returned to work after the ICD was placed. Those who were married and had an ICD for secondary prevention took more sick days after the ICD than did those without these characteristics. Those who were younger and have a secondary indication ICD were more likely to be working 1 year after ICD implantation. PMID: 27631118 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - September 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Christensen AV, Øhlers AA, Zwisler AD, Svendsen JH, Berg SK Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Patient Activation in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients hospitalized with ADHF with lower activation are less satisfied, have worse health literacy, more often require skilled care, and are at increased risk for early postdischarge mortality. Activation can be easily measured and may help clinicians identify high-risk patients. PMID: 27631119 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - September 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Dunlay SM, Griffin JM, Redfield MM, Roger VL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research