The Facilitators of and Barriers to Adherence to Hypertension Treatment Scale.
DISCUSSION:: The FATS is a culturally sensitive measure for assessing adherence to treatment regimens of HBP in AA women. Further study in other samples of AA women is needed to confirm that the FATS adequately assesses facilitators of adherence to regimens for HBP in AA women. PMID: 25419942 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 21, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Fongwa MN, Nandy K, Yang Q, Hays RD Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Evidence-Based Heart Failure Medications and Cognition.
CONCLUSION:: Prescription of evidence-based HF medications is not related to low scores on a measure of global cognitive function in rural patients with HF. PMID: 25419943 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 21, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Bratzke LC, Moser DK, Pelter MM, Paul SM, Nesbitt TS, Cooper LS, Dracup KA Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Self-care and Its Predictors in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure in Western Iran.
CONCLUSION:: Self-care in patients with CHF in Iran needs major improvement, and many determinants of self-care identified by other studies were not consistently associated with poor self-care scores in Iran. Further research considering a wide range of factors associated with self-care (eg, socioeconomic and health system-related factors) and application of culturally relevant interventional strategies is recommended. PMID: 25419944 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 21, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Siabani S, Driscoll T, Davidson PM, Najafi F, Jenkins MC, Leeder SR Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Informal Caregivers' Experiences and Needs When Caring for a Relative With Heart Failure: An Interview Study.
CONCLUSIONS:: Informal caregivers' daily life involves decisive changes that are experienced as burdensome. They handled their new situations using different strategies to preserve a sense of "self" and of "us." Informal caregivers express a need for more involvement with healthcare professionals, which may facilitate informal caregivers' situation and improve the dyadic congruence in the relation with their relative. PMID: 25419945 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 21, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Gusdal AK, Josefsson K, Adolfsson ET, Martin L Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Reduced Gray Matter Volume Is Associated With Poorer Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Performance in Heart Failure.
CONCLUSIONS:: Smaller gray matter volume is associated with greater impairment in instrumental activities of daily living in persons with heart failure, possibly via cognitive dysfunction. Prospective studies are needed to clarify the utility of clinical correlates of gray matter volume (eg, cognitive dysfunction) in identifying heart failure patients at risk for functional decline and determine whether interventions that target improved brain and cognitive function can preserve functional independence in this high-risk population. PMID: 25419946 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 21, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Alosco ML, Brickman AM, Spitznagel MB, Narkhede A, Griffith EY, Cohen R, Sweet LH, Josephson R, Hughes J, Gunstad J Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Effects of Massage on Blood Pressure in Patients With Hypertension and Prehypertension: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
CONCLUSION:: This systematic review found a medium effect of massage on SBP and a small effect on DBP in patients with hypertension or prehypertension. High-quality randomized controlled trials are urgently required to confirm these results, although the findings of this study can be used to guide future research. PMID: 25419947 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 21, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Liao IC, Chen SL, Wang MY, Tsai PS Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Women With Heart Failure Are Disproportionately Studied as Compared With Prevalence: A Review of Published Studies from 2013.
CONCLUSIONS:: Current data from studies published in 2013 support that women continue to be underrepresented in HF studies. Further research may provide insights to better understand the experiences, needs, and outcomes of women with HF. PMID: 25419948 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 21, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Pressler SJ Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Commentary: "Impact of Prodromal Symptoms in Future Adverse Cardiac-Related Events: A Systematic Review"
Commentary: "Impact of Prodromal Symptoms in Future Adverse Cardiac-Related Events: A Systematic Review" J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2014 Nov 21; Authors: McSweeney JC, Kitch S PMID: 25419949 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 21, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: McSweeney JC, Kitch S Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Studies: Just a brief daily walk or run offers health benefits.
Authors: PMID: 25422836 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Do not let the holidays ruin your healthy habits.
Authors: PMID: 25422837 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

PCNA News.
Authors: PMID: 25290615 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

From the editors.
PMID: 25290616 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Riegel B, Moser DK Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Healthy lifestyle behaviors: the importance of individual and population approaches.
PMID: 25290617 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Hayman LL, Worel JN Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

20 Things you Didn't Know About the Human gut Microbiome.
PMID: 25290618 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 11, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Ferranti EP, Dunbar SB, Dunlop AL, Corwin EJ Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Participation in Heart-Healthy Behaviors: A Secondary Analysis of the American Heart Association Go Red Heart Match Data.
CONCLUSIONS:: Most women who participated in Heart Match reported engaging in new heart-healthy behaviors. The findings support expanding the existing program in a more diverse population as a potentially important way to reach women and encourage cardiovascular disease risk reduction for those with heart disease and stroke. PMID: 25203238 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - September 8, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Arslanian-Engoren C, Eastwood JA, De Jong MJ, Berra K Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Greek Acute Coronary Syndrome Score for the Prediction of In-hospital and 30-Day Mortality of Patients With an Acute Coronary Syndrome.
Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:: Risk evaluation of patients hospitalized with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may contribute to their short-term prognosis improvement. The aim of this work was to develop a prediction index (score) for the risk assessment of 30-day death of ACS patients, using clinical and biological measurements at hospital admission. METHODS:: A sample of 6 Greek hospitals was selected, and almost all consecutive 2172 ACS patients from October 2003 to September 2004 were enrolled. Sociodemographic, biochemical, clinical, and lifestyle characteristics were recorded. Using as components age...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - September 8, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Panagiotakos DB, Pitsavos C, Georgousopoulou EN, Notara V, Stefanadis C, for the GREECS Study Investigators Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Patient Understanding of Potential Risk and Benefit With Informed Consent in a Left Ventricular Assist Device Population: A Pilot Study.
CONCLUSIONS:: Some of the items had a high level of accuracy, whereas other items suffered from poor performance (including complications from implantation and long-term survival rates). In addition, verbal aptitude was associated with overall scores on the questionnaire, such that patients with a higher verbal aptitude scored better on the questionnaire. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS:: The results of this pilot study suggest that patients would benefit from an improved consent process to increase their knowledge of the device. PMID: 25203240 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - September 8, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Edlund JE, Edlund AE, Carey MG Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

PCNA News-PCNA SPECIAL.
Authors: PMID: 25118033 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 19, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

A missed opportunity? Recognizing pregnancy-associated cardiovascular risk factors.
PMID: 25118034 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 19, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Worel JN, Hayman LL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

20 Things You Didn't Know About Women and Heart Disease.
PMID: 25118035 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 19, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: DeVon HA, Noureddine S Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Assessing Health Literacy in Urban Patients With Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators and Pacemakers.
Abstract Functional health literacy (FHL) has become an increasingly prevalent topic of discussion in patient health and well-being. Although FHL has been studied in a variety of populations, it has not been investigated in patients with pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs).The purpose of this study was to evaluate FHL in a primarily older, urban-dwelling ICD/pacemaker population. A secondary objective was to compare 2 commonly used instruments for assessing FHL.A convenience sample of 116 patients was recruited from an urban ICD/pacemaker clinic. Participants were asked to complete the Sh...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 2, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Hickey KT, Sciacca RR, Gonzalez P, Castillo C, Frulla A Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Awareness of Cardiovascular Disease and Preventive Behaviors Among Overweight Immigrant Latinas.
Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:: Low-income Latina women face increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) due to high rates of obesity, diabetes, and other comorbidities. Language barriers, lack of health insurance, and lack of access to preventive health messages may further increase their risk. The purpose of this study was to evaluate knowledge about CVD of overweight, immigrant Latinas who spoke little or no English and participated in an educational intervention. METHODS:: Ninety participants completed a CVD knowledge questionnaire before and after 8 educational sessions based upon Su Coraz&oacut...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 30, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Koniak-Griffin D, Brecht ML Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Contributions of Comorbid Diabetes to Sleep Characteristics, Daytime Symptoms, and Physical Function Among Patients With Stable Heart Failure.
Abstract BACKGROUND:: Diabetes mellitus (DM) and heart failure (HF) are often comorbid. Sleep disturbances, poor physical functioning, and high levels of daytime symptoms are prevalent and contribute to poor quality of life in both populations. However, little is known about the independent and additive effects of comorbid DM on sleep, physical function, and daytime symptoms among patients with HF. OBJECTIVE:: The aim of this study was to investigate the extent to which comorbid DM confers independent and additive effects on sleep disturbance, physical functioning, and symptoms among patients with stable HF. ...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 30, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Fritschi C, Redeker NS Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Effect of a Transtheoretical Model-Based Stage-Matched Exercise Intervention on Exercise Behavior and Angina in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial: Retraction: A Randomized Controlled Trial: Retraction.
Authors: PMID: 25055076 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 22, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Cognitive Function in Heart Failure Is Associated With Nonsomatic Symptoms of Depression But Not Somatic Symptoms.
Abstract BACKGROUND:: Patients with heart failure (HF) have high rates of cognitive impairment and depressive symptoms. Depressive symptoms have been associated with greater cognitive impairments in HF; however, it is not known whether particular clusters of depressive symptoms are more detrimental to cognition than others. OBJECTIVE:: The aim of this study was to identify whether somatic and/or nonsomatic depressive symptom clusters were associated with cognitive function in persons with HF. METHODS:: Participants were 326 HF patients (40.5% women, 26.7% non-white race-ethnicity, aged 68.6 ± 9.7 ...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 22, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Hawkins MA, Dolansky MA, Schaefer JT, Fulcher MJ, Gunstad J, Redle JD, Josephson R, Hughes JW Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Clinical Effects and Implications of Cardiac Rehabilitation for Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Patients: A Mixed-Methods Approach Embedding Data From the Copenhagen Outpatient ProgrammE-Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Randomized Clinical Trial With Qualitative Data.
CONCLUSION:: The program has a clinical effect and is perceived as beneficial through supportive coping. PMID: 25055078 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 22, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Berg SK, Moons P, Christensen AV, Zwisler AD, Pedersen BD, Pedersen PU Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

The Association Between Mild Cognitive Impairment and Self-care in Adults With Chronic Heart Failure: A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis.
CONCLUSIONS:: These findings have implications for clinical practice. It is known that HF patients have difficulty with self-care, and the influence of cognitive function needs to be considered when providing professional support. Further research to determine the feasibility and acceptability of cognitive assessment in routine clinical care is recommended. PMID: 24988321 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Currie K, Rideout A, Lindsay G, Harkness K Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Physical and Psychological Symptom Biomechanics in Moderate to Advanced Heart Failure.
CONCLUSION:: Cardiac biomechanics were related to physical symptoms and anxiety, providing preliminary evidence of the biological underpinnings of symptomatology among adults with HF. PMID: 24988322 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Denfeld QE, Mudd JO, Gelow JM, Chien C, Hiatt SO, Lee CS Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Symptom-Hemodynamic Mismatch and Heart Failure Event Risk.
CONCLUSIONS:: A minority of adults with HF have concordant symptoms and hemodynamics. Either profile of symptom-hemodynamic mismatch in HF is associated with a greater risk of healthcare utilization for HF or death. PMID: 24988323 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Lee CS, Hiatt SO, Denfeld QE, Mudd JO, Chien C, Gelow JM Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

PCNA News.
Authors: PMID: 24911104 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 13, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Recent blood pressure guidelines: making sense of the controversy.
PMID: 24911105 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 13, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Himmelfarb CR, Hayman LL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Depression among patients with acute coronary syndromes.
PMID: 24911106 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 13, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Beckie TM, McCabe PJ Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

20 Things You Didn't Know About European Cardiac Nurses.
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Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 13, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Jaarsma T, Strömberg A Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Go with the flow: progress in mechanical circulatory support.
PMID: 24911108 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 13, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Abshire MA, Dennison Himmelfarb CR Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Outcomes of Biventricular Mechanical Support Patients Discharged to Home to Await Heart Transplantation.
CONCLUSION:: In this small single-center review, we found that complex medical patients with BiVADs can be discharged to home and can await a heart transplant from home under the close management of multidisciplinary acute care and outpatient teams. PMID: 24901851 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 4, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Creaser JW, Rourke D, Vandenbogaart E, Chaker T, Nsair A, Cheng R, Fonarow G, Livingston N, Howell E, Huie N, Baas AS, Deng M, Hickey A, Shemin RJ, MacLellan WR Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Determining Target Heart Rate for Exercising in a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program: A Retrospective Study.
CONCLUSION:: In the observed population, a THR of 30% to 50% above RHR underestimated the THR range of 70% to 85% HRmax GXT but provided adequate exercise intensity for patients at the beginning of a CR program based on percentage HRmax GXT, RPE and MET levels. PMID: 24866048 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 23, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Sebastian LA, Reeder S, Williams M Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Depressive Symptoms Impact Health-Promoting Lifestyle Behaviors and Quality of Life in Healthy Women.
Abstract BACKGROUND:: Depressive symptoms are an independent risk factor of cardiovascular disease (CVD). More than 15% of persons with CVD have depressive symptoms, which are twice as likely to occur in women. Depressive symptoms in women being screened for CVD have not been well studied. OBJECTIVE:: The relationships between depressive symptoms, health-promoting lifestyle behaviors, heart disease risk awareness, cardiac risk, and quality of life (QOL) in women were investigated. Whether the effect of depressive symptoms on QOL was mediated by cardiac risk and/or health-promoting lifestyle behaviors was also...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 20, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Savoy SM, Penckofer S Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

A Systematic Approach Incorporating Family History Improves Identification of Cardiovascular Disease Risk.
We examined a systematic approach incorporating FH in CVD risk assessment, validating risk reclassification using carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), a surrogate measure of atherosclerosis. METHODS:: Of 413 consecutive patients prospectively enrolled in the Integrative Cardiac Health Project Registry, a subgroup of 239 was low or intermediate risk by the Framingham Risk Score. A systematic approach for the assessment of FH was applied to this subgroup of the registry. A positive FH for premature CVD, defined as a first-degree relative having a CVD event before the age of 55 years in men and 65 years in women, confe...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 20, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Kashani M, Eliasson A, Vernalis M, Bailey K, Terhaar M Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Intention to Abstain From Smoking Among Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients: The Role of Attitude, Self-efficacy, and Craving.
CONCLUSIONS:: The intention to (permanently) abstain from smoking, measured 2 to 4 weeks after hospitalization for a cardiac event, predominantly depends on attitude, self-efficacy, and craving. Interventions aimed at smoking cessation among cardiac rehabilitation patients should focus on these factors. PMID: 24831728 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 14, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Bakker EC, Nijkamp MD, Sloot C, Berndt NC, Bolman CA Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Communicating Risk With Relatives in a Familial Hypercholesterolemia Cascade Screening Program: A Summary of the Evidence.
CONCLUSIONS:: Most studies support direct contact of relatives via letter, mailed from the provider. Provider-initiated communication more often resulted in relatives being tested when compared with other methods of communication. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS:: On the basis of the literature, family members of current FH patients will be more likely to present to a provider for cascade screening if they receive written communication from the provider. PMID: 24831729 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 14, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Allison M Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Improving Heart Failure Self-care Through a Community-Based Skill-Building Intervention: A Study Protocol.
CONCLUSIONS:: Implementation of a community-based HF self-care intervention delivered in partnership with established community-based centers is an innovative approach to intervention. If efficacy is demonstrated, this intervention has far-reaching implications for helping the growing population of HF patients in ethnically diverse communities. PMID: 24831730 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 14, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Dickson VV, Melkus GD, Dorsen C, Katz S, Riegel B Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Effect of a Transtheoretical Model-Based Stage-Matched Exercise Intervention on Exercise Behavior and Angina in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
This study aimed to examine the effects of a TTM-based stage-matched exercise intervention (SMEI) on exercise behavior and angina in sedentary patients with CHD. METHODS:: A randomized controlled trial with repeated-measures design was adopted. A total of 196 patients were recruited and randomly assigned into a conventional group, a patient education group, or an SMEI group, with stratification of their exercise stages of change. Outcome measures included exercise behavior and angina at baseline, immediately after intervention, and at 3- and 6-month follow-up. RESULTS:: Our findings showed that the SMEI group dem...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 14, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Zhu LX, Ho SC, Sit JW, He HG Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

PCNA News.
Authors: PMID: 24718273 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Physical activity and cardiovascular health.
PMID: 24718274 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Hayman LL, Himmelfarb CD Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Blood pressure-lowering efficacy of loop diuretics for primary hypertension.
PMID: 24718275 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Lisy K Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

20 things you did not know about sex and heart disease.
PMID: 24718276 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 12, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Jaarsma T, Steinke E Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

8-Year Outcomes of a Program for Early Prevention of Cardiovascular Events: A Growth-Curve Analysis.
Abstract BACKGROUND:: Early identification of cardiovascular diseases allows us to prevent the progression of these diseases. The Bale/Doneen Method, a prevention and treatment program for heart attacks and ischemic strokes, has been adopted nationally in primary care and specialty clinics. OBJECTIVES:: The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of the Bale/Doneen Method on lipoproteins and carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) for cardiovascular disease prevention and reduction. A secondary purpose was to illustrate the use of latent growth-curve analysis in studying trajectories of clinical ou...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 8, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Feng D, Esperat MC, Doneen AL, Bale B, Song H, Green AE Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Insufficient Living: Experiences of Recovery After Infective Endocarditis.
CONCLUSIONS:: Recovery after IE is perceived as "Insufficient Living." Patients experience an altered life and shocking weakness, and on the road to recovery, support is needed. Research in follow-up care, supporting patients' ability to cope with potential physical and psycho-emotional consequences of IE, is encouraged as a result of these findings. PMID: 24704921 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 2, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Rasmussen TB, Zwisler AD, Moons P, Berg SK Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Psychometric Evaluation of the Stroke Impact Scale 3.0.
CONCLUSION:: The new factorial structure of the SIS 3.0 with 4 factors showed better psychometric properties than the original 8-factor structure did. This evidence supports further use of the SIS 3.0 in clinical practice and research. PMID: 24695074 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Vellone E, Savini S, Fida R, Dickson VV, Melkus GD, Carod-Artal FJ, Rocco G, Alvaro R Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Gender- and Age-Specific Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome Among Korean Adults: Analysis of the Fifth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
Abstract BACKGROUND:: Despite the growing prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in Korea, information is lacking on gender- and age-specific patterns in prevalence of MetS among Korean adults. AIMS:: The aims of this study were to examine (1) gender-specific prevalence of MetS by its component abnormalities, (2) the prevalence of MetS and its component abnormalities by gender and 10-year age groups, and (3) gender-specific lifestyle risk factors for MetS presentation among Korean adults. METHODS:: A secondary data analysis was performed using the most recent national survey. A sample group of 5760 adul...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 1, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Park E, Kim J Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research