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

Testing a Model to Reveal the Predictive Mechanism of Care-Seeking Decisions Among Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction.
CONCLUSIONS: This integrative theoretical model is shown to be valid in explaining care-seeking delay among AMI patients and can guide the development of interventions to promote appropriate care-seeking behaviors among high-risk individuals. PMID: 27281057 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 8, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Li PW, Yu DS Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Symptom Clusters in Adults With Chronic Atrial Fibrillation.
CONCLUSION: Three unique atrial fibrillation symptom clusters were identified in this study population. PMID: 27203271 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 19, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Streur M, Ratcliffe SJ, Ball J, Stewart S, Riegel B 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 - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 19, 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

Factors Associated With 7-Day Rehospitalization After Heart Failure Admission.
CONCLUSION: Very early readmission to hospital after HF admission is associated with 3 factors that may be easily identified in patient records. PMID: 27203273 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 19, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Eastwood CA, Quan H, Howlett JG, King-Shier KM Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

A Systematic Review of Tests Assessing Stroke Knowledge.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study revealed that current available tools are not sufficiently able to accurately and reliably assess SK to promote stroke prevention and management. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: This study highlights the attention of applying current SK tests and need for revising existing tests or developing a new test. PMID: 27203274 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 19, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Hou WH, Hoffmann T, Huang YJ, Wu TY, Chen SS, Hsieh CL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

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