Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association News.
Authors: PMID: 27058858 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Patients With Diabetes: New Evidence Informs Changes in Standards of Care.
PMID: 27058859 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Worel JN, Hayman LL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Liaison Report: Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Award Winners 2015.
PMID: 27058860 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Biddle M, Kitko L Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Gender Differences in Cognitive Test Performance in Adults With Heart Failure.
CONCLUSIONS: In this sample of persons with HF, men exhibited poorer performance on memory measures than women did. Future studies are needed to determine the underlying mechanisms for this pattern and its possible influence on daily function. PMID: 27028589 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 29, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Rochette AD, Spitznagel MB, Sweet LH, Cohen RA, Josephson R, Hughes J, Gunstad J Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Inpatient Unit Heart Failure Discharge Volume Predicts All-cause 30-Day Hospital Readmission.
CONCLUSIONS: The study found that discharge from inpatient units with higher HF discharge volume was associated with increased risk of readmission. The findings suggest that in caring for patients with severe HF, inpatient unit HF discharge volume may negatively impact care processes, increasing the odds of hospital readmission. It is unclear what specific care processes are responsible. The discharge period is a vulnerable point in care transition that warrants further investigation. PMID: 27028590 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 29, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Dordunoo D, Thomas SA, Friedmann E, Russell SD, Newhouse RP, Akintade B 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 - March 29, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: McIlvennan CK, Page RL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Food Costs Are Higher in Counties With Poor Health Rankings.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Poor dietary habits are associated with higher rates of cardiovascular disease. However, the cost of foods associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease can be a significant barrier to healthy eating. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to determine whether food prices per serving differed across Kentucky counties based on health ranking and overall nutritional quality. METHODS: Fifteen counties were randomly selected based on County Health Ranking. Overall Nutritional Quality Index and cost of 75 foods were assessed in all 15 counties in the same week. A generalized estimatin...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Hardin-Fanning F, Wiggins AT Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Patterns of Self-care in Adults With Heart Failure and Their Associations With Sociodemographic and Clinical Characteristics, Quality of Life, and Hospitalizations: A Cluster Analysis.
CONCLUSION: The 4 clusters identified in this study and their associated characteristics could be used to tailor interventions aimed at improving self-care behaviors in HF patients. PMID: 26938506 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 2, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Vellone E, Fida R, Ghezzi V, D'Agostino F, Biagioli V, Paturzo M, Strömberg A, Alvaro R, Jaarsma T Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Effects of Stretching Exercise on Heart Rate Variability During Pregnancy.
DISCUSSION: These preliminary data suggest that 20 minutes of stretching exercise may promote cardiovascular health by attenuating the loss of parasympathetic tone associated with pregnancy. PMID: 26938507 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 2, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Logan JG, Yeo S Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Quality and Health Literacy Demand of Online Heart Failure Information.
CONCLUSIONS: The heart failure information found online was of fair quality but required a relatively high health literacy level. Web content authors need to consider not just the quality but also the health literacy demand of the information found in their Web sites. This is especially important considering that low health literacy is likely prevalent among the usual audience. PMID: 26938508 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 2, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Cajita MI, Rodney T, Xu J, Hladek M, Han HR Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Living Arrangements Modify the Relationship Between Depressive Symptoms and Self-care in Patients With Heart Failure.
CONCLUSIONS: Depressive symptoms had negative effects on self-care in patients living alone, but were not related to self-care in patients living with someone. Our results suggest that negative effects of depressive symptoms on self-care are buffered by social support. PMID: 26938509 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 2, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Lee KS, Lennie TA, Yoon JY, Wu JR, Moser DK Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association News.
Authors: PMID: 26855347 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

How Low Can You Go?: Implications of the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial for Hypertension Management.
PMID: 26855348 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Dennison Himmelfarb CR, Hayman LL, Worel JN Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Dietary Micronutrient Intake and Micronutrient Status in Patients With Chronic Stable Heart Failure: An Observational Study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Observational studies suggest that patients with heart failure have a tendency to a reduced status of a number of micronutrients and that this may be associated with an adverse prognosis. A small number of studies also suggest that patients with heart failure may have reduced dietary intake of micronutrients, a possible mechanism for reduced status. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to assess dietary micronutrient intake and micronutrient status in a group of patients with heart failure. METHODS: Dietary intake was assessed in 79 outpatients with chronic stable heart failure wit...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - January 29, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: McKeag NA, McKinley MC, Harbinson MT, McGinty A, Neville CE, Woodside JV, McKeown PP Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

PCNA News.
Authors: PMID: 26627266 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 6, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Implementation of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines: Who, What, Why, Where, and When.
PMID: 26627267 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - December 6, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Christie C, Worel JN, Hayman LL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Interventions Promoting Physical Activity in African American Women: An Integrative Review.
CONCLUSIONS: Future studies should include long-term follow-up, larger sample sizes, and objective measures of PA. Additional research promoting PA in African American women is warranted, particularly in studies that focus on increasing PA in older African American women. PMID: 26544170 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 5, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Jenkins F, Jenkins C, Gregoski MJ, Magwood GS Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Systematic Review and Meta-analyses Investigating Whether Risk Stratification Explains Lower Rates of Coronary Angiography Among Women With Non-ST-Segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome.
CONCLUSIONS: Contrary to our hypothesis, this review showed that women with NSTEACS are more likely than men to be considered high-risk when stratified using a range of risk assessment methods. Lower rates of angiography in women form part of a broader treatment-risk paradox, which may involve gender bias in the selection of patients for invasive therapy. PMID: 26544171 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 5, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Worrall-Carter L, McEvedy S, Kuhn L, Scruth E, MacIsaac A, Rahman MA Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Socioeconomic and Behavioral Characteristics Associated With Metabolic Syndrome Among Overweight/Obese School-age Children.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Obesity in children comprises a significant public health concern in Korea. As with increased prevalence of overweight and obesity among children, risk factors for metabolic syndrome (MetS) have also increased in this population. OBJECTIVE: The purpose was to examine behavioral and socioeconomic factors that were associated with biomarkers of MetS among overweight/obese school-age children. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted, and a convenience sample of 75 overweight/obese school-age children participated. Socioeconomic and behavioral characteristics, anthropometric measu...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 5, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Ham OK Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Effects of a Structured Discharge Planning Program on Perceived Functional Status, Cardiac Self-efficacy, Patient Satisfaction, and Unexpected Hospital Revisits Among Filipino Cardiac Patients: A Randomized Controlled Study.
CONCLUSION: The results demonstrate that a nurse-led structured discharge planning program is an effective intervention in improving perceived functional health status, cardiac self-efficacy, and patient satisfaction, while reducing the number of unexpected hospital revisits, among Filipino patients with AMI. It is recommended that this intervention be incorporated in the optimal care of patients being discharged with an AMI. PMID: 26544173 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 5, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Cajanding RJ Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Micronutrient Deficiency Independently Predicts Adverse Health Outcomes in Patients With Heart Failure.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings show that micronutrient deficiency independently predicted poor HRQoL and earlier cardiac event-free survival in patients with HF. Further research is needed to provide for specific dietary guidelines for better health outcomes in HF patients. PMID: 26544174 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 5, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Song EK, Kang SM Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

A Systematic Review of mHealth-Based Heart Failure Interventions.
CONCLUSIONS: Ten articles, representing 9 studies, were included in this review. The majority of the studies utilized mobile health technology as part of an HF monitoring system, which typically included a blood pressure-measuring device, weighing scale, and an electrocardiogram recorder. The impact of the mHealth interventions on all-cause mortality, cardiovascular mortality, HF-related hospitalizations, length of stay, New York Heart Association functional class, left ventricular ejection fraction, quality of life, and self-care were inconsistent at best. IMPLICATIONS: Further research is needed to conclusively dete...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 5, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Cajita MI, Gleason KT, Han HR Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

PCNA News.
Authors: PMID: 26447766 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 9, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Optimizing Cardiovascular Health Across the Life Course.
PMID: 26447767 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 9, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Hayman LL, Worel JN 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 - September 29, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Adebayo PB, Akintunde AA, Audu MB, Ayodele OE, Akinyemi RO, Opadijo OG Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Is Knowledge Level of Coronary Heart Disease and Risk Factors Among Post-Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Patients Adequate?
CONCLUSIONS: As expected, the risk factor profile of post-PCI patients was high. However, their knowledge levels and awareness were unrelated to risk factor profile and poor in comparison with studies in other cardiac patients. This, in addition to the short stay in hospital and the low attendance of this cohort at cardiac rehabilitation, identifies this group of patients as a priority for further targeted education. Innovations are needed to increase knowledge and begin behavioral change predischarge after PCI. This should include target and goal setting for lifestyle change to avail of this critical education opportunity...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - September 29, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Nolan MT, McKee G 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 - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - September 29, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Lee K, Pressler SJ, Titler M Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

A Ventricular Assist Device Recipient and Suicidality: Multidisciplinary Collaboration With a Psychiatrically Distressed Patient.
CONCLUSIONS: This case underscores the importance of pre-VAD as well and ongoing psychosocial evaluation and management for this unique patient population. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: Medical teams who are treating patients with cardiovascular disease who are under consideration for VAD or heart transplantation need to be aware of the multitude of ways in which patients can express depressed and suicidal mood and work with a multidisciplinary team to treat such symptoms to optimize patients' success with VAD/heart transplantation. PMID: 26422637 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - September 29, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Balliet WE, Madan A, Craig ML, Serber ER, Borckardt JJ, Pelic C, Barth K, Hale A, van Bakel AB, Peura JL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Cardiac Rehabilitation Online Pilot: Extending Reach of Cardiac Rehabilitation.
CONCLUSIONS: Broader implications of the data include the acceptability of the intervention, timing of intervention delivery, and patients' desire for additional online community support. PMID: 26422638 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - September 29, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Higgins RO, Rogerson M, Murphy BM, Navaratnam H, Butler MV, Barker L, Turner A, Lefkovits J, Jackson AC Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Comorbidities and Psychosocial Characteristics as Determinants of Dropout in Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Despite the clear benefits of cardiac rehabilitation (CR), a considerable number of patients drop out early. OBJECTIVE: Therefore, we wanted to evaluate dropout in CR with a special focus on comorbidities and psychosocial background. METHODS: Patients who attended CR after acute coronary syndrome, cardiac surgery, or heart failure (N = 489) were prospectively included. Dropout was defined as attending 50% of the training sessions or less (n = 96 [20%]). Demographic and clinical characteristics, exercise parameters, and psychosocial factors were analyzed according to dropout, and thos...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - September 29, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Pardaens S, De Smedt D, De Bacquer D, Willems AM, Verstreken S, De Sutter J 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 - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - September 29, 2015 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

PCNA News.
Authors: PMID: 26262914 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 13, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Proposed Dietary Guidelines 2015 and Implications for Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes.
PMID: 26262915 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 13, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Christie C Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Successful Mentoring Relationships: American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing.
PMID: 26262916 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 13, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Lee CS, Kitko L, Biddle M, Riegel BJ Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Questionnaires Designed to Assess Knowledge of Heart Failure Patients: A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSION: Psychometric properties of questionnaires assessing HF patients' knowledge are poorly described in the literature. Although we identified the Atlanta HF Knowledge Test as the most promising instrument, it has methodological limitations. We recommend the researchers to use the questionnaire that best serves their research question and context. PMID: 26208265 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 23, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Vieira AM, Costa IZ, Oh P, Lima de Melo Ghisi G Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Diagnostic Accuracy of Cognitive Screening Instruments in Heart Failure: A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSIONS: Screening for cognitive impairment in HF is recommended; however, future studies need to establish the diagnostic accuracy of screening instruments of MCI in this population. PMID: 26164322 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 7, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Cameron J, Kure CE, Pressler SJ, Ski CF, Clark AM, Thompson DR Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Cognitive Function Does Not Impact Self-reported Health-Related Quality of Life in Heart Failure Patients.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Adults with heart failure (HF) often demonstrate impairment across multiple domains of cognitive functioning and report poor health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Previous researchers have found that cognitive deficits were generally not associated with HRQoL in a carefully evaluated sample. The exception was memory, which was only weakly associated with HRQoL. However, cognitive deficits interfere with self-care and disease self-management, which could be expected to affect HRQoL. OBJECTIVE: We sought to verify this counterintuitive finding in a large well-characterized sample of HF pa...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Gathright EC, Fulcher MJ, Dolansky MA, Gunstad J, Redle JD, Josephson R, Moore SM, Hughes JW 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 - July 1, 2015 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 - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 1, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Larimer K, Durmus J, Florez E Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Interventions for Adults With Heart Failure.
Authors: PMID: 26061245 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 13, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

PCNA News.
Authors: PMID: 26057051 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 10, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Risk Stratification: An Important Stroke Risk Reduction Strategy in Elderly Patients With Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation.
PMID: 26057052 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 10, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Haber DR, Stuart-Shor E Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Development and Validation of a Heart Failure-Specific Health Literacy Scale.
CONCLUSIONS: Our new HL scale was demonstrated to be a reliable, valid instrument for measuring functional, communicative, and critical HL in patients with HF. Exploring a patient's HL level, including the ability to access, understand, and use health information as well as the ability to read and write, may provide better understanding of patients' potential barriers to self-care. PMID: 26049813 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 4, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Matsuoka S, Kato N, Kayane T, Yamada M, Koizumi M, Ikegame T, Tsuchihashi-Makaya M Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

A Case Study of the Environmental Experience of a Hospitalized Newborn Infant With Complex Congenital Heart Disease.
CONCLUSIONS: This study provides the first report of potential environmental stressors in newborn infants cared for in cardiac specialty units. Excessive levels of light and noise as well as frequent interruptions for medical and nursing care may contribute to disorganized sleep and increased patient distress and may impact subsequent neurodevelopment. Studies are needed to identify potentially adverse aspects of the intensive caregiving environment for newborn infants who have undergone cardiac surgery. PMID: 26035279 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 28, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Daniels JM, Harrison TM Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Factors Associated With Clopidogrel Adherence in Community-Dwelling Patients.
CONCLUSIONS: Data from this cross-sectional study suggest that concerns about clopidogrel and feelings about its necessity play an important role in clopidogrel adherence. PMID: 26002785 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 21, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Momary KM, Kimble LP Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Randomized Comparison of 3 Hemostasis Techniques After Transradial Coronary Intervention.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The transradial route for coronary intervention has proven to be a safe and feasible method, and several techniques have been shown to be effective in achieving hemostasis. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of 3 hemostasis techniques on radial artery outcomes after transradial catheterization. METHODS: A total of 1650 patients were randomly assigned to 1 of the 3 hemostasis techniques after the procedure. The outcome measures were local vascular complications, tolerance to the device, and the time taken to achieve hemostasis. RESULTS: Time taken to ac...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 21, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Cong X, Huang Z, Wu J, Wang J, Wen F, Fang L, Fan M, Liang C Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

The Impact of Relationship Quality on Health-Related Outcomes in Heart Failure Patients and Informal Family Caregivers: An Integrative Review.
CONCLUSIONS: Relationship quality and communication seem to matter in the health and well-being of both HF patients and their informal family caregivers. More research is needed to elucidate mechanisms and to design effective relationship-focused interventions. PMID: 25955196 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 7, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Hooker SA, Grigsby ME, Riegel B, Bekelman DB Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

PCNA News.
Authors: PMID: 25874667 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 18, 2015 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Effectiveness of popular weight loss diets on cardiovascular risk reduction.
PMID: 25874668 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 18, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Worel JN, Hayman LL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

A report from the american heart association council on cardiovascular and stroke nursing.
PMID: 25874669 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 18, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Biddle M, Kitko L Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research