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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879618/the-value-of-detecting-asymptomatic-signs-of-myocardial-ischemia-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-in-outpatient-cardiac-rehabilitation
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Patricia Lounsbury, Ahmed S Elokda, Jennifer M Bunning, Ross Arena, Ellen E I Gordon
BACKGROUND: Electrocardiographic (ECG) monitored outpatient cardiac rehabilitation (OP-CR) is routinely performed following a variety of cardiovascular procedures and conditions. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to determine if diagnostic-quality ECG monitoring in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) during OP-CR is useful in identifying asymptomatic myocardial ischemia, resulting in change(s) in care or medical management. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of ECG monitoring was done on all OP-CR patients diagnosed with CAD (n = 1213) from January 2000 through June 2013...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870724/the-effects-of-dietary-calcium-supplements-alone-or-with-vitamin-d-on-cholesterol-metabolism-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Chunlan Chen, Song Ge, Shengxu Li, Lang Wu, Tingting Liu, Changwei Li
BACKGROUND: Evidence supports the role of lifestyle interventions as a primary intervention strategy among individuals with dyslipidemia. The role of micronutrients, and calcium in particular, on cholesterol metabolism is not clear and warrants further investigation. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to conduct a meta-analysis of controlled clinical trials that have examined the effects of calcium supplements on blood lipids among adults. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases were searched up to March 2016 for calcium supplements clinical trials...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870723/influence-of-baseline-psychological-health-on-muscle-pain-during-atorvastatin-treatment
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Amanda L Zaleski, Beth A Taylor, Linda S Pescatello, Ellen A Dornelas, Charles Michael White, Paul D Thompson
BACKGROUND: 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase reductase inhibitors (statins) are generally well tolerated, with statin-associated muscle symptoms (SAMS) the most common side effect (~10%) seen in statin users. However, studies and clinical observations indicate that many of the self-reported SAMS appear to be nonspecific (ie, potentially not attributable to statins). OBJECTIVE: Mental health and well-being influence self-perception of pain, so we sought to assess the effect of baseline well-being and depression on the development of muscle pain with 6 months of atorvastatin 80 mg/d (ATORVA) or placebo in healthy, statin-naive adults...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870722/a-qualitative-study-of-symptom-experiences-of-women-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Leslie L Davis
BACKGROUND: Most studies show that women with symptoms of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) delay seeking care longer than men do. Contributing factors include women being more likely to experience diverse symptoms, to experience symptoms that do not match preexisting symptom expectations, to interpret symptoms as noncardiac, and to minimize symptoms until they become incapacitating. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to identify factors influencing women's ability to recognize and accurately interpret symptoms of suspected ACS...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811585/quality-of-life-depression-and-anxiety-in-ventricular-assist-device-therapy-longitudinal-outcomes-for-patients-and-family-caregivers
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Julie T Bidwell, Karen S Lyons, James O Mudd, Jill M Gelow, Christopher V Chien, Shirin O Hiatt, Kathleen L Grady, Christopher S Lee
BACKGROUND: Patients who receive ventricular assist device (VAD) therapy typically rely on informal caregivers (family members or friends) to assist them in managing their device. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to characterize changes in person-oriented outcomes (quality of life [QOL], depression, and anxiety) for VAD patients and their caregivers together from pre-implantation to 3 months post-implantation. METHODS: This was a formal interim analysis from an ongoing prospective study of VAD patients and caregivers (n = 41 dyads)...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811584/get-the-picture-a-pilot-feasibility-study-of-telemedical-wound-assessment-using-a-mobile-phone-in-cardiology-patients
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John de Heide, C J Vroegh, T Szili Torok, R J J Gobbens, F Zijlstra, M Takens-Lameijer, M J Lenzen, S C Yap, W J M Scholte Op Reimer
BACKGROUND: Postprocedural complications after elective cardiac interventions include hematomas and infections. Telemedical wound assessment using mobile phones with integrated cameras may improve quality of care and help reduce costs. AIMS: We aimed to study the feasibility of telemedical wound assessment using a mobile phone. The primary aim was the number of patients who were able to upload their pictures. Secondary aims were image interpretability, agreement between nurse practitioners, and patient evaluation of the intervention...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811583/cognitive-function-predicts-risk-for-clinically-significant-weight-gain-in-adults-with-heart-failure
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Mary A Dolansky, Misty A W Hawkins, Julie T Schaefer, John Gunstad, Abdus Sattar, Joseph D Redle, Anton Vehovec, Richard Josephson, Shirley M Moore, Joel W Hughes
BACKGROUND: Few investigators have examined whether cognitive deficits predict poorer self-care of weight management recommendations and weight gain in adults with heart failure. OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this study were (1) to examine whether cognition is associated with adherence to daily weighing and weight gain incidence and (2) to explore self-reported symptom perception and management when a weight increase occurs. METHODS: In this observational study, participants completed neuropsychological testing, were given an electronic scale, and were instructed to record their weight for 21 days...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755226/discharge-of-non-acute-coronary-syndrome-chest-pain-patients-from-emergency-care-to-an-advanced-nurse-practitioner-led-chest-pain-clinic-a-cross-sectional-study-of-referral-source-and-final-diagnosis
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Shirley J Ingram, Gabrielle McKee, Mary B Quirke, Niamh Kelly, Ashling Moloney
BACKGROUND: Chest pain is a common presentation to emergency departments (EDs). Pathways for patients with non-acute coronary syndrome (ACS) chest pain are not optimal. An advanced cardiology nurse-led chest pain service was commenced to address this. The aim of the study was to assess the outcomes of non-ACS patients discharged from ED to an advanced cardiology nurse-led chest pain clinic and compare by referral type (nurse or ED physician). METHODS: The service consisted of advanced cardiology nurse or ED physician consultation in the ED and discharge to advanced nurse-led chest pain clinic review less than 72 hours after discharge...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755225/randomized-crossover-study-of-the-natural-restorative-environment-intervention-to-improve-attention-and-mood-in-heart-failure
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Miyeon Jung, John Jonides, Laurel Northouse, Marc G Berman, Todd M Koelling, Susan J Pressler
BACKGROUND: In heart failure (HF), attention may be decreased because of lowered cerebral blood flow and increased attentional demands needed for self-care. OBJECTIVE: Guided by the Attention Restoration Theory, the objective was to test the efficacy of the natural restorative environment (NRE) intervention on improving attention and mood among HF patients and healthy adults. METHODS: A randomized crossover pilot study was conducted among 20 HF patients and an age- and education-matched comparison group of 20 healthy adults to test the efficacy of the NRE intervention compared with an active control intervention...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685861/perceptions-of-disease-related-stress-a-key-to-better-understanding-patient-reported-outcomes-among-survivors-of-congenital-heart-disease
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Jamie L Jackson, Gina M Gerardo, Curt J Daniels, Kathryn Vannatta
BACKGROUND: Disease-related stressors for survivors of congenital heart disease (CHD) have been qualitatively described but not quantified nor examined in relationship to important patient-reported outcomes (PROs). OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study are to (1) identify the types and degree of disease-related stress experienced by CHD survivors based on age, functional status, and sex, (2) examine differences in stress and PROs by age, functional status, and sex, and (3) determine the unique contribution of perceived stress to variability in PROs...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685860/recruitment-strategies-and-costs-associated-with-enrolling-people-with-insomnia-and-high-blood-pressure-into-an-online-behavioral-sleep-intervention-a-single-site-pilot-study
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Faye S Routledge, Tara D Davis, Sandra B Dunbar
BACKGROUND: Recruitment in clinical research is a common challenge and source of study failure. The reporting of recruitment methods and costs in hypertension trials is limited especially for smaller, single-site trials, online intervention trials, and trials using newer online recruitment strategies. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study are to describe and examine the feasibility of newer online-e-mail recruitment strategies and traditional recruitment strategies used to enroll participants with insomnia and high blood pressure into an online behavioral sleep intervention study (Sleeping for Heart Health)...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685859/direction-of-the-relationship-between-acceptance-of-illness-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-chronic-heart-failure-patients
#12
Monika Obiegło, Agnieszka Siennicka, Ewa A Jankowska, Dariusz P Danel
BACKGROUND: This study provides an in-depth insight into the relationships between illness acceptance and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. Although HRQoL is a well-established endpoint in CHF, little is known on illness acceptance in this group. AIMS: The aim of this study is to critically reconsider the direction of a relationship between HRQoL and illness acceptance in CHF patients. METHODS: The study included 204 patients (160 men and 44 women; mean age, 63 ± 11 years) with at least 6-month clinical evidence of CHF corresponding to New York heart Association (NYHA) classes I to IV...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27631120/the-relationship-of-depressive-symptoms-and-vitamin-d-intake-to-cardiac-event-free-survival-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Eun Kyeung Song, Seok-Min Kang
BACKGROUND: Low vitamin D and depressive symptoms are associated with inflammation activation that predicts cardiovascular disease. Little is known about the relationships among vitamin D intake, depressive symptoms, and cardiac events in heart failure (HF). PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to determine the relationships among vitamin D deficiency, depressive symptoms, and cardiac events. METHODS: A total of 204 HF patients completed a 3-day food diary to determine average daily intake of vitamin D...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27631119/patient-activation-in-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
#14
Shannon M Dunlay, Joan M Griffin, Margaret M Redfield, Véronique L Roger
BACKGROUND: Recent data suggest that patient activation, or having the knowledge, skills, and confidence to engage and manage one's own health, favorably impacts patient behaviors and health outcomes. However, the role of activation in patients with heart failure is unknown. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study are to measure the level of activation of patients hospitalized with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) and to determine whether activation is associated with in-hospital and early postdischarge outcomes...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27631118/employment-status-and-sick-leave-after-first-time-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-implantation-results-from-the-cope-icd-trial
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Anne Vinggaard Christensen, Anne Alexandrine Øhlers, Ann-Dorthe Zwisler, Jesper Hastrup Svendsen, Selina Kikkenborg Berg
BACKGROUND: In the Copenhagen Outpatient Programme-Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (COPE-ICD) Trial, a positive effect from a cost-saving, comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program was found on physical and mental health in patients with ICDs. OBJECTIVE: In the context of the COPE-ICD Trial, the aims of this study is to investigate (a) employment status after ICD implantation, (b) the number of sick days related to ICD implantation, (c) differences in employment status and sick days between rehabilitation and usual care groups, and (d) predictors of employment status and sick leave...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27631117/psychometric-testing-of-the-self-care-of-hypertension-inventory
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Victoria Vaughan Dickson, Christopher Lee, Karen S Yehle, Willie M Abel, Barbara Riegel
BACKGROUND: Hypertension (HTN) is a global public health issue. Self-care is an essential component of HTN treatment, but no instruments are available with which to measure self-care of HTN. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to test the psychometric properties of the Self-care of Hypertension Inventory (SC-HI). METHODS: Using the Self-care of Chronic Illness theory, we developed a 24-item measure of maintenance, monitoring, and management appropriate for persons with chronic HTN, tested it for content validity, and then tested it in a convenience sample of 193 adults...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918361/big-data-contributions-limitations-and-implications-for-cardiovascular-nurses
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Kelly T Gleason, Cheryl R Dennison Himmelfarb
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January 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918360/preventive-cardiovascular-nurses-association-news
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January 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27306854/a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-of-the-feasibility-of-a-multicomponent-delirium-prevention-intervention-versus-usual-care-in-acute-stroke
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Karen L Rice, Marsha J Bennett, Linley Berger, Bethany Jennings, Lynn Eckhardt, Nicole Fabré-LaCoste, David Houghton, Gabriel Vidal, Toby Gropen, Erica Diggs, Erin Barry, Jennilee St John, Sheena Mathew, Allison Egger, Stephanie Ryan, Raymond Egger, David Galarneau, Kenneth Gaines, E Wesley Ely
BACKGROUND: Delirium after acute stroke is a serious complication. Numerous studies support a benefit of multicomponent interventions in minimizing delirium-related complications in at-risk patients, but this has not been reported in acute stroke patients. The purpose of this study was to explore the feasibility of conducting a randomized (delirium care) versus usual standardized stroke care (usual care) in reducing delirium in acute stroke. OBJECTIVE: This pilot study assessed the feasibility of (1) enrollment within the 48-hour window when delirium risk is greatest, (2) measuring cognitive function using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, (3) delivering interventions 7 days per week, and (4) determining delirium incidence in stroke-related cognitive dysfunction...
January 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26646593/smartphone-technology-and-text-messaging-for-weight-loss-in-young-adults-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Janna D Stephens, Allison M Yager, Jerilyn Allen
BACKGROUND: Using smartphone technology and text messaging for health is a growing field. This type of technology is well integrated into the lives of young adults. However, few studies have tested the effect of this type of technology to promote weight loss in young adults OBJECTIVE:: The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of a behaviorally based smartphone application for weight loss combined with text messaging from a health coach on weight, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference in young adults as compared with a control condition...
January 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
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