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

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 14, 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 14, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 13, 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 13, 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 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Dunlay SM, Griffin JM, Redfield MM, Roger VL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

The Relationship of Depressive Symptoms and Vitamin D Intake to Cardiac Event-Free Survival in Patients With Heart Failure.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Low vitamin D and depressive symptoms are associated with inflammation activation that predicts cardiovascular disease. Little is known about the relationships among vitamin D intake, depressive symptoms, and cardiac events in heart failure (HF). PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to determine the relationships among vitamin D deficiency, depressive symptoms, and cardiac events. METHODS: A total of 204 HF patients completed a 3-day food diary to determine average daily intake of vitamin D. Patients completed the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 to assess somatic and cognitive depressive...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - September 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Song EK, Kang SM Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Is There Inequity in Hospital Care Among Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome Who Are Proficient and Not Proficient in English Language?: Analysis of the SNAPSHOT ACS Study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The provision of equitable acute coronary syndrome (ACS) care in Australia and New Zealand requires an understanding of the sources of variation in the provision of this care. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the variation in care and outcomes between ACS patients with limited English proficiency (LEP) and English proficiency (EP) admitted to Australian and NZ hospitals. METHODS: Data were collected from 4387 suspected/confirmed ACS patients from 286 hospitals between May 14 and 27, 2012, who were followed for 18 months. We compared hospital care and outcomes according...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - September 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Hyun KK, Redfern J, Woodward M, Briffa T, Chew DP, Ellis C, French J, Astley C, Gamble G, Nallaiah K, Howell T, Lintern K, Clark R, Wechkunanukul K, Brieger D Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Psychometrics of the Zarit Burden Interview in Caregivers of Patients With Heart Failure.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Identification of family caregivers who are burdened by the caregiving experience is vital to prevention of poor outcomes associated with caregiving. The Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI), a well-known measure of caregiving burden in caregivers of patients with dementia, has been used without being validated in caregivers of patients with heart failure (HF). PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to examine the reliability and validity of the ZBI in caregivers of patients with HF. METHODS: A total of 124 primary caregivers of patients with HF completed survey questionnaires. Caregiving bur...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - September 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Al-Rawashdeh SY, Lennie TA, Chung ML Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Caregiver Well-being and Patient Outcomes in Heart Failure: A Meta-analysis.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Despite evidence from the broader caregiving literature about the interdependent nature of the caregiving dyad, few studies in heart failure (HF) have examined associations between caregiver and patient characteristics. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to quantitatively synthesize the relationships between caregiver well-being and patient outcomes. METHODS: The MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and CINAHL databases were searched for studies of adult HF patients and informal caregivers that tested the relationship between caregiver well-being (perceived strain and psychological distress) and pati...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - September 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Bidwell JT, Lyons KS, Lee CS Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Perceptions and Acceptability of Receiving SMS Self-care Messages in Chinese Patients With Heart Failure: An Inpatient Survey.
CONCLUSION: As a way of promoting HF self-care, SMS intervention combining educational and reminder function might be well accepted by HF patients in China. The status of HF, medication, weight control, and fluid restriction should be emphasized during the practice. Caution should be drawn as the survey was not tested elsewhere. Further clinical trials would be conducted to examine the effect of SMS intervention on self-care behaviors and outcomes of HF patients. PMID: 27617565 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - September 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Li X, Chen C, Qu MY, Li Z, Xu Y, Duan XF, Chen X, Zhang Q, You GY Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Outcomes of a Pilot Intervention Study for Young Adults at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Based on Their Family History.
CONCLUSIONS: Interventions are needed to increase individuals' awareness of their long-term CVD risk and to improve their ability to make lifestyle changes. Although this intervention was only tested in a small sample, it shows promise to improve heart disease knowledge and perceived lifetime CVD risk and may effect longer-term risk for CVD. PMID: 27518372 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 17, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Imes CC, Dougherty CM, Lewis FM, Austin MA Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Discharge Planning After Myocardial Revascularization: Differences in Opinions From Patients and Health Experts.
CONCLUSIONS: The authors of this study demonstrate a difference in perception between patients and health experts regarding the importance of various discharge instructions. Better understanding areas of patient concern may improve discharge routines. PMID: 27518373 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 17, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Gentil LL, Costa AL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association News.
Authors: PMID: 27513675 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Reducing Disparities in Heart Disease Treatment and Outcomes Among Women: A Call to Action.
PMID: 27513676 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Dennison Himmelfarb CR, Hayman LL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

20 Things You Didn't Know About Exercise.
PMID: 27513677 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 12, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Butts B, Gary R Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Depression Symptoms Facilitated Fibrinolytic Dysregulation and Future Coronary Artery Disease Risk in a Black Male Cohort: The Sympathetic Activity and Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Africans Study.
CONCLUSION: In black men, depression symptoms accompanied by a mean hypertensive status may up-regulate inflammatory and thrombotic processes. Depression symptoms in black men facilitated hypercoagulation or fibrinolytic dysregulation and potentially increased their CAD risk. Early screening of fibrinolytic markers and for the presence of depressive symptoms is recommended. PMID: 27428354 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Malan L, Mashele N, Malan NT, Harvey BH, Potgieter JC, Van Rooyen JM Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Factors Associated With Emergency Services Use by Patients With Recurrent Myocardial Infarction: From the Monitoring Trends and Determinants in Cardiovascular Disease/Cooperative Health Research in the Region of Augsburg Myocardial Infarction Registry.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with AMI and their significant others may profit by education about the benefits of EMS use. PMID: 27428355 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Kirchberger I, Amann U, Heier M, Thilo C, Peters A, Meisinger C Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

The Feasibility of Using Facebook, Craigslist, and Other Online Strategies to Recruit Young African American Women for a Web-Based Healthy Lifestyle Behavior Change Intervention.
CONCLUSION: Online-related strategies are convenient and have great potential for reaching large numbers of people. However, the actual rate of participants successfully enrolled online was proportionally smaller when compared with traditional recruiting strategies. PMID: 27428356 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Staffileno BA, Zschunke J, Weber M, Gross LE, Fogg L, Tangney CC Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Improves Walking Performance in Patients With Intermittent Claudication.
Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of 2 types of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on walking distance and measures of pain in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and intermittent claudication (IC). In a phase 2a study, 40 participants with PAD and IC completed a graded treadmill test on 2 separate testing occasions. Active TENS was applied to the lower limb on the first occasion; and placebo TENS, on the second. The participants were divided into 2 experimental groups. One group received high-frequency TENS; and the other, low-frequency TENS. Measures ta...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 16, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Seenan C, McSwiggan S, Roche PA, Tan CW, Mercer T, Belch JJ Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Anger Traits Associated With Cardiovascular Risk Biomarkers in the Metabolic Syndrome.
CONCLUSIONS: The SEM results suggest that CVD-risk biomarker variables in this MetS sample (a) associate into 2 distinct profiles and (b) that 1 profile associates with overt anger, whereas the other associates with covert hostility. These results could contribute to more personalized prevention and care in CVD patients. PMID: 27299759 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 16, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Lemche AV, Chaban OS, Lemche E Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association News.
Authors: PMID: 27295042 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 15, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Reducing Disparities in Cardiovascular Health: Social Determinants Matter.
PMID: 27295043 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 15, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Hayman LL, Worel JN Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Cardiovascular Informal Caregivers: What Role? Whose Role?
PMID: 27295044 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 15, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Buck HG Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Educational Preparation, Roles, and Competencies to Guide Career Development for Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurses.
CONCLUSIONS: It is vital to raise the awareness of the significant contribution that appropriately educated and trained nurses make in reducing the global burden of cardiovascular disease through cardiac rehabilitation. Therefore, action on establishing a system of comprehensive, clearly defined career development pathway for cardiac rehabilitation nurses worldwide is of immediate priority. PMID: 27281054 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 8, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Lin SH, Neubeck L, Gallagher R Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Symptoms Suggestive of Acute Coronary Syndrome: When Is Sex Important?
CONCLUSIONS: Women and men evaluated for ACS reported similar rates of chest pain but differed on other classic symptoms. These findings suggest that women and men should be counseled that ACS is not always accompanied by chest pain and multiple symptoms may occur simultaneously. PMID: 27281055 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 8, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: DeVon HA, Burke LA, Vuckovic KM, Haugland T, Eckhardt AL, Patmon F, Rosenfeld AG Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Influence of Socioeconomic Status and Perceived Barriers on Physical Activity Among Taiwanese Middle-Aged and Older Women.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) is associated with cardiovascular health in general populations, particularly in women. Middle-aged and older women are at high risk of less engagement in PA for unknown and complicated reasons. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether PA was positively associated with socioeconomic status and psychosocial correlates of PA (self-efficacy and perceived benefits) but inversely correlated with perceived barriers in women (age>40 years). METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of 326 community-dwelling women was conducted. Data on socioeconomic sta...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 8, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Lin CH, Chiang SL, Yates P, Tzeng WC, Lee MS, Chiang LC Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research