Using Brief Motivational Interviewing to Address the Complex Needs of a Challenging Patient With Heart Failure.
CONCLUSIONS:: With the use of this brief motivational interviewing approach, the patient reported an increase in her motivation and ability to change and developed a postdischarge plan for incorporating self-care behaviors in her daily routine. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS:: Motivational interviewing may be an effective method of increasing the self-care behaviors of patients with HF. PMID: 24231890 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 13, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Stawnychy M, Masterson Creber R, Riegel B Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Adapting Heart Failure Guidelines for Nursing Care in Home Health Settings: Challenges and Solutions.
CONCLUSIONS:: Guideline adaptation projects should include a broad scope of nursing practice recommendations from which home health agencies can customize relevant recommendations in accordance with available information and state and agency regulations. PMID: 24231891 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 13, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Radhakrishnan K, Topaz M, Creber RM Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

A Phenomenological Study of Day-to-Day Experiences of Living With Heart Failure.
CONCLUSIONS:: The Thai patients with HF faced many limitations. The Thai patients with HF use religion and traditional culture to overcome their life situations. To support Thai patients with HF, healthcare providers must have an understanding of cultural differences. PMID: 24231892 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 13, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Chiaranai C Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Left Ventricular Noncompaction: A Cardiomyopathy With Distinct Characteristics and Risks.
CONCLUSIONS:: Left ventricular noncompaction is present at birth but can remain clinically silent for decades. It is found both in isolation and as a part of other congenital cardiac, extracardiac, neuromuscular, and genetic syndromes. Left ventricular noncompaction is associated with the major complications of heart failure, tachyarrhythmias, and systemic thromboembolism. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS:: Transthoracic echocardiography will likely remain the initial screening modality, but modality limitations, questionable findings, and clinical presentations suspicious for noncompaction should be followed up promptly with ca...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 13, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Summers J, Mikolich B Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Lomitapide and Mipomersen: Novel Lipid-Lowering Agents for the Management of Familial Hypercholesterolemia.
CONCLUSIONS:: Lomitapide and mipomersen are 2 agents with novel mechanisms of action and the ability to significantly lower LDL-C, apolipoprotein B, and non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels. A black box warning exists for lomitapide and mipomersen regarding the risk for transaminase elevations and hepatic steatosis. Furthermore, these agents are currently restricted for use only in patients with HoFH and have been required by the FDA to participate in a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS:: These new agents offer additional treatment options for clinicians managing patients with H...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 13, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Dixon DL, Sisson EM, Butler M, Higbea A, Muoio B, Turner B Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Predicting Coronary Heart Disease Events in Women: A Longitudinal Cohort Study.
CONCLUSIONS:: Both the MAPMISS PS scores and number of PS were significantly associated with cardiac events, independent of risk factors, suggesting that there are specific PSs that can be easily assessed using the MAPMISS. This instrument could be an important component of a predictive screen to assist clinicians in deciding the course of management for women. PMID: 24231895 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - November 13, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: McSweeney J, Cleves MA, Fischer EP, Moser DK, Wei J, Pettey C, Rojo MO, Armbya N Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Bringing Balance to Institutional Review Board Oversight in Human Subject Research.
PMID: 24108223 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 15, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Arslanian-Engoren C, Moser DK Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association.
PMID: 24108224 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 15, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Bilskemper M Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Preventing Obesity and Promoting Cardiometabolic Health: The Promise and Potential of Policies and the Affordable Care Act.
PMID: 24108225 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 15, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Hayman LL, Himmelfarb CD Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Summaries of Nursing Care-Related Systematic Reviews From the Cochrane Library: β-blockers for Hypertension.
Summaries of Nursing Care-Related Systematic Reviews From the Cochrane Library: β-blockers for Hypertension. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2013 November/December;28(6):563-564 Authors: Barrett D PMID: 24108226 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 15, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Barrett D Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Abuse as a Gendered Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease: A Conceptual Model.
CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS:: To better promote cardiovascular health among women and direct appropriate interventions, nurses need to understand the complex web by which abuse may increase the risk for CVD. In addition, nurses need to not only pay attention to an abuse history and symptoms of depression for women presenting with CVD symptoms but also address CVD risk among women with abusive histories. PMID: 24108227 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 15, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Scott-Storey KA Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Managing Uncertainty in Couples Living With Atrial Fibrillation.
CONCLUSIONS:: Atrial fibrillation affects the partner relationship by bringing uncertainty into couples' daily lives. Even though this study shares similarities with previous studies on couples living with chronic disease, it contributes to the existing knowledge by presenting a set of strategies used by couples in managing uncertainty when living with AF. PMID: 24108265 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 8, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Dalteg T, Benzein E, Sandgren A, Fridlund B, Malm D Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Reduction of Heart Failure Rehospitalization Using a Weight Management Education Intervention.
Abstract BACKGROUND:: Previous investigators have demonstrated that patient adherence to optimal weight monitoring resulted in fewer heart failure (HF)-related rehospitalizations. OBJECTIVE:: The aim of this study was to determine whether a weight management (WM) intervention can improve patients' WM ability and cardiac function and reduce HF-related rehospitalizations. METHODS:: Heart failure patients were randomly assigned to an intervention group (n = 32) or a control group (n = 34). The intervention group received the WM intervention, including education about regular daily weight monitoring and copi...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Wang XH, Qiu JB, Ju Y, Chen GC, Yang JH, Pang JH, Zhao X Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Comparison of Coping Strategy and Disease Knowledge in Dyads of Parents and Their Adolescent With Congenital Heart Disease.
Abstract BACKGROUND:: Adolescents with congenital heart disease adopt their illness as a part of their lives using their own knowledge and coping strategies. Those who use task-oriented coping strategies, such as relying on education to obtain sufficient disease-related knowledge, demonstrate much higher resilience. However, most health providers tend to provide information about congenital heart disease mainly to the parents instead of the child, and many parents tend to be uncomfortable talking about the disease with their child. OBJECTIVES:: The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare adolescent ...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Ahn JA, Lee S, Choi JY Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Meanings of People's Lived Experiences of Surviving an Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest, 1 Month After the Event.
CONCLUSIONS:: Surviving an OHCA with validated MI etiology meant waking up and realizing that one had experienced a cardiac arrest and had been resuscitated. These survivors had memory loss and a need to know what had happened during the time they were dead/unconscious. They searched for a reason why they experienced an MI and cardiac arrest and had gone from being "heart-healthy" to having a lifelong illness. They all had the experience of passing from life to death and back to life again. For the participants, these differences led to a revaluation of what is important in life. PMID: 24088619 [PubMed - as ...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Forslund AS, Zingmark K, Jansson JH, Lundblad D, Söderberg S Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Factors Associated With Delay in Seeking Care for Acute Decompensated Heart Failure.
CONCLUSIONS:: The response of patients (wait-and-see) and others (eg, don't worry) contributed to delay, as did living in a rural environment. Evaluative characteristics of attribution and understanding were not significant determinants of delay, suggesting that patient education alone will not effectively decrease delay. Instead, interventions directed toward decision making in response to symptoms and inclusion of family members in such discussions may be more effective. PMID: 24088620 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Sethares KA, Sosa ME, Fisher P, Riegel B Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Development and Validation of the Hypertension Self-care Profile: A Practical Tool to Measure Hypertension Self-care.
Abstract BACKGROUND:: Adequate self-care is crucial for blood pressure control. A number of hypertension (HBP) self-care instruments are available, but existing tools do not capture all the critical domains of HBP self-care and have limited evidence of reliability and validity. OBJECTIVE:: The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a new tool-the HBP Self-Care Profile (HBP SCP)-in a sample of inner-city residents. METHODS:: The HBP SCP encompasses comprehensive domains of HBP self-care behaviors. Guided by 2 validated theoretical approaches-Orem's self-care model and Motivational Interviewing-...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Han HR, Lee H, Commodore-Mensah Y, Kim M Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

The Link of Unintentional Weight Loss to Cardiac Event-Free Survival in Patients With Heart Failure.
Abstract BACKGROUND:: Patients with heart failure (HF) commonly have unintentional weight loss, depressive symptoms, and elevated levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP). Each of these variables has been independently associated with shorter cardiac event-free survival. However, little data exist on the relationships of unintentional weight loss, hsCRP level, and depressive symptoms to cardiac event-free survival. OBJECTIVE:: The aims of this study were to determine (1) whether depressive symptoms and elevated hsCRP level predicted unintentional weight loss and (2) whether unintentional weight l...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Song EK, Lee Y, Moser DK, Dekker RL, Kang SM, Lennie TA Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Effects of Internet Addiction on Heart Rate Variability in School-Aged Children.
CONCLUSIONS:: Internet addiction is associated with higher sympathetic activity and lower parasympathetic activity. The autonomic dysregulation associated with Internet addiction might partly result from insomnia, but the mechanism still needs to be further studied. PMID: 24088623 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - October 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Lin PC, Kuo SY, Lee PH, Sheen TC, Chen SR Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Preventive cardiovascular nurses association.
Authors: PMID: 23938325 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 19, 2013 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

The Green Heart Initiative: Using Air Quality Information to Reduce Adverse Health Effects in Patients With Heart and Vascular Disease.
PMID: 23938326 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 19, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Cascio WE, Davis A, Stone SL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Summaries of Nursing Care-Related Systematic Reviews From the Cochrane Library: Adenosine-Diphosphate Receptor Antagonists for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
PMID: 23938327 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - August 19, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Zheng S, Min Z, Yanqing H Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Change in Cognitive Function Over 12 Months Among Patients With an Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator.
Abstract BACKGROUND:: Patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) have decreased cognitive function associated with arrhythmic and/or cardiac disorders, such as ischemic cardiomyopathy. Little is known about changes in cognitive function over time among ICD patients. AIMS:: The aim of this study was to evaluate baseline-to-12-month changes in cognitive function in memory (total recall and delayed recall), psychomotor speed, and executive function among ICD patients. METHODS:: In this prospective study, 115 (mean [SD] age, 64.83 [9.06] years, 75% mean) and 77 ICD patients completed baseli...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 31, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Kim J, Pressler SJ, Groh WJ Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Background and Design of the Profiling Biobehavioral Responses to Mechanical Support in Advanced Heart Failure Study.
CONCLUSIONS:: Research findings from the PREMISE study will be used to enhance shared patient and provider decision making and to shape a much-needed new breed of interventions and clinical management strategies that are tailored to differential symptom and pathogenic responses to VAD implantation. PMID: 23839571 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 8, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Lee CS, Mudd JO, Gelow JM, Nguyen T, Hiatt SO, Green JK, Denfeld QE, Bidwell JT, Grady KL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Heart Failure Symptom Relationships: A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSIONS:: The findings of this systematic review provide support for the presence of heart failure symptom clusters. Depression was related to several of the symptoms, providing an indication to clinicians that individuals with heart failure who experience depression may have other concurrent symptoms. Some symptom relationships such as the relationships between fatigue and anxiety or sleep or pain were dependent on the symptom characteristics studied. Symptom prevalence in the sample and restricted sampling may influence the robustness of the symptom relationships. These findings suggest that studies defining the phen...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 8, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Herr JK, Salyer J, Lyon DE, Goodloe L, Schubert C, Clement DG Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Prevalence and Prognostic Significance of Long QT Interval in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome: Review of the Literature.
CONCLUSION:: The available evidence is contradictory and includes serious limitations in design and QT measurement and correction. Until accurate and reliable data are available, it is difficult to determine the additional clinical value and prognostic significance of long QT interval in patients with ACS beyond that in other patients. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS:: Long QT interval is not uncommon among patients with ACS. Automated continuous QT interval monitoring is superior to manual QT interval measurement with the standard 10-second electrocardiogram. Optimum care for patients with ACS requires nurses to keep monitorin...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 8, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Hasanien AA, Drew BJ, Howie-Esquivel J Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Cardiac Rehabilitation Services in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Scoping Review.
CONCLUSION:: Although patients similarly benefit from CR, few programs are available in LMICs. Policies need to be implemented to increase provision of tailored CR models at the global and national level, with evaluation. PMID: 23839574 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - July 8, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Shanmugasegaram S, Perez-Terzic C, Jiang X, Grace SL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Preventive cardiovascular nurses association.
Authors: PMID: 23751555 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 13, 2013 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing.
PMID: 23751556 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 13, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: McCabe PJ, Wade K, Morgan L, Biddle M, Beckie TM Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

20 Things You Didn't Know About Alcohol.
PMID: 23751557 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 13, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Piano MR, Phillips SA Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

The concept of risk as applied to cardiovascular disease.
PMID: 23575158 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Kariuki JK, Stuart-Shor EM, Hayman LL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Reduced or modified dietary fat for preventing cardiovascular disease.
PMID: 23575159 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Weihua Mmed L, Yougang W, Jing W Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Anxiety and Adverse Health Outcomes Among Cardiac Patients: A Biobehavioral Model.
CONCLUSIONS:: A biobehavioral model links anxiety to the development of thrombogenic and arrhythmic events in patients with ACS. Biologically, anxiety may interfere with the immune system, lipid profile, automatic nervous system balance, and the coagulation cascade, whereas behaviorally, anxiety may adversely affect adoption of healthy habits and cardiac risk-reducing behaviors. The biological and behavioral pathways complement each other in the production of poor outcomes. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS:: Anxiety requires more attention from clinical cardiology. The adverse impact of anxiety on health outcomes could be avoided by ...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - May 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Abed MA, Kloub MI, Moser DK Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Using a Single Screening Question for Depressive Symptoms in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome.
CONCLUSIONS:: These results suggest that the single screening question for depressive symptoms correctly identifies depressive symptoms 62% of the time but inappropriately identifies depressive symptoms 18% of the time in patients hospitalized for ACS. This suggests that the single screening question for depressive symptoms may be used with caution to initially screen patients with ACS, who can then undergo a more thorough assessment for clinical depression. PMID: 23635808 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 30, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Frazier L, Sanner J, Yu E, Cron SG, Moeller FG Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Cost-effectiveness of Nurse Practitioner/Community Health Worker Care to Reduce Cardiovascular Health Disparities.
CONCLUSIONS:: The findings suggest that management by an NP/CHW team is a cost-effective approach for community health centers to consider in improving the care of patients with existing CVD or at high risk for the development of CVD. PMID: 23635809 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 30, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Allen JK, Dennison Himmelfarb CR, Szanton SL, Frick KD Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Community-Based Cardiovascular Health Interventions in Vulnerable Populations: A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSIONS:: This analysis provides a step toward understanding the current literature on cardiovascular interventions for vulnerable population. The next step should be integrating the identified successful interventions into larger health systems and/or social policies. PMID: 23612036 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 22, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Walton-Moss B, Samuel L, Nguyen TH, Commodore-Mensah Y, Hayat M, Szanton SL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Development and Psychometric Evaluation of a Cardiovascular Risk and Disease Management Knowledge Assessment Tool.
This article describes the systematic construction and psychometric analysis of a knowledge assessment instrument for phase II cardiac rehabilitation (CR) patients measuring risk modification disease management knowledge and behavioral outcomes derived from national standards relevant to secondary prevention and management of cardiovascular disease. METHODS:: First, using adult curriculum based on disease-specific learning outcomes and competencies, a systematic test item development process was completed by clinical staff. Second, a panel of educational and clinical experts used an iterative process to identify test conte...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 22, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Rosneck JS, Hughes J, Gunstad J, Josephson R, Noe DA, Waechter D Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Discharge Clinical Characteristics and 60-Day Readmission in Patients Hospitalized With Heart Failure.
CONCLUSION:: Hospitalizations for heart failure are markers of clinical instability. Future events after hospitalization are common in this patient population, and this study provides a novel understanding of clinical characteristics at the time of discharge that are associated with future outcomes, specifically 60-day heart failure readmissions. A consideration of these characteristics provides an additional perspective to guide clinical decision making and the evaluation of discharge readiness. PMID: 23612038 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 22, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Anderson KM Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Psychometric Properties of the Perceived Therapeutic Efficacy Scale for Adhering to a Cholesterol-Lowering Diet.
Abstract BACKGROUND:: Outcome expectancy may play an important role in behavior change. Previous studies tested the validity and the reliability of the Perceived Therapeutic Efficacy Scale (PTES), a scale that measures outcome expectancy related to adhering to a cholesterol-lowering diet. Further study was needed to examine its psychometric properties in a larger sample. OBJECTIVE:: The aim of this study was to test the psychometric properties of the 10-item PTES in a large sample. METHODS:: The PTES and the Connor Diet Habit Survey were administered to adults enrolled in a cardiac rehabilitation program. RESULTS:...
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 22, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Zheng Y, Terhorst L, Choo J, Burke LE Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Sexual Knowledge in Patients With a Myocardial Infarction and Their Partners.
CONCLUSIONS:: First MI patients and their partners reported receiving limited information about sexual issues during the cardiac rehabilitation and had limited knowledge about sexual health and sexual activity. PMID: 23612040 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 22, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Brännström M, Kristofferzon ML, Ivarsson B, Nilsson UG, Svedberg P, Thylén I Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Morning Blood Pressure Surge and Nighttime Blood Pressure in Relation to Nocturnal Sleep Pattern and Arterial Stiffness.
CONCLUSIONS:: Our findings imply a possible link between disturbed sleep and MBPS. Clinicians should understand the importance of the modification of altered sleep pattern for reducing MBPS in nonhypertensive participants. PMID: 23612041 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - April 22, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Suh M, Barksdale DJ, Logan JG Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Limited Association Between Perceived Control and Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients With Heart Failure.
CONCLUSIONS:: We found only a weak relationship between perceived control and HRQOL when considered in the presence of demographic, clinical, and psychological factors. PMID: 23507705 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - March 15, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Banerjee T, Lee KS, Browning SR, Hopenhayn C, Westneat S, Biddle MJ, Arslanian-Engoren C, Eastwood JA, Mudd G, Moser DK Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Preventive cardiovascular nurses association.
Authors: PMID: 23392518 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 12, 2013 Category: Nursing Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Editorial.
PMID: 23392519 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 12, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Riegel B, Moser DK Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Educating patients about familial hypercholesterolemia: the role of the cardiovascular nurse.
PMID: 23392520 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 12, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Ross J Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Calling all Cardiovascular Nurses: Be One in a Million Hearts: Million Hearts Initiative.
Calling all Cardiovascular Nurses: Be One in a Million Hearts: Million Hearts Initiative. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2013 Mar;28(2):103-5 Authors: Dennison Himmelfarb CR, Hayman LL PMID: 23392521 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 12, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Dennison Himmelfarb CR, Hayman LL Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Council on cardiovascular and stroke nursing.
PMID: 23392522 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 12, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Biddle M, Yates BC, McCabe PJ, Beckie TM Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

20 Things You Didn't Know About Heart Failure.
PMID: 23392523 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 12, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Riegel B, Moser DK Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

The Cardiac Health and Assessment of Relationship Management and Sexuality Study: A Qualitative Inquiry of Patient, General Practitioner, and Cardiac Rehabilitation Staff Views on Sexual Assessment and Counseling for Cardiac Patients.
CONCLUSIONS:: Perspectives differed both across and within stakeholder groups about current services and the development of future services. A disconnect exists between the service that the professionals perceive they give and that experienced by patients. Sexual assessment and counseling should be addressed more explicitly, and patients should be empowered to seek individual assessment and counseling at a time that is appropriate for them. PMID: 23392524 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing)
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 12, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: D'Eath M, Byrne M, Doherty S, McGee H, Murphy AW Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

Stroke Prevention Knowledge and Prestroke Health Behaviors Among Hypertensive Stroke Patients in Mainland China.
CONCLUSIONS:: The participants showed a relatively low level of stroke prevention knowledge and a moderate level of engagement in healthy behaviors. Pearson correlation coefficient between these 2 variables was 0.423 (P
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - February 5, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Wan LH, Zhao J, Zhang XP, Deng SF, Li L, He SZ, Ruan HF Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research