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Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

Yuxia Chen, Huijing Zou, Yanting Zhang, Wenjie Fang, Xiuzhen Fan
BACKGROUND: Adherence to self-care behaviors improves outcomes of patients with heart failure (HF). Caregivers play an important role in contributing to self-care. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to explore the relationships among HF knowledge, perceived control, social support, and family caregiver contribution to self-care of HF, based on the Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills Model. METHODS: Two hundred forty-seven dyads of eligible patients with HF and family caregivers were recruited from a general hospital in China...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Tondi M Harrison, Roger Brown
BACKGROUND: Infants with complex congenital heart disease (CCHD) demonstrate impaired autonomic nervous system (ANS) regulation, which may contribute to commonly observed impairments in feeding, growth, and development. Close mother-infant physical contact improves ANS function in other high-risk infant populations. OBJECTIVE: Our purposes were to examine feasibility of a 2-week daily skin-to-skin contact (SSC) intervention and to describe change in ANS function in response to the intervention...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Paula Sanchez, Bronwyn Everett, Yenna Salamonson, Shilpi Ajwani, Ajesh George
BACKGROUND: There is epidemiological evidence showing an association between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Despite this evidence* no comprehensive review has been undertaken to identify strategies to improve the oral health of people with CVD. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review is to identify current evidence relating to the oral healthcare and management of patients with CVD. METHODS: A scoping review was undertaken focusing on 4 key areas, namely, the impact of periodontal treatment on CVD, current recommendations regarding oral health and CVD, the role of nurses in promoting oral health, and available resources to support them...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Joshua F Wiley, Yih-Kai Chan, Yasmin Ahamed, Jocasta Ball, Melinda J Carrington, Barbara Riegel, Simon Stewart
BACKGROUND: Multimorbidity has an adverse effect on health outcomes in hospitalized individuals with chronic heart failure (CHF), but the modulating effect of multidisciplinary management is unknown. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that increasing morbidity would independently predict an increasing risk of 30-day readmission despite multidisciplinary management of CHF. METHODS: We studied patients hospitalized for any reason with heart failure receiving nurse-led, postdischarge multidisciplinary management...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Jorge Palacios, Geraldine A Lee, Maria Duaso, Abigail Clifton, Ian J Norman, Derek Richards, Elizabeth Alexandra Barley
INTRODUCTION: Coronary heart disease (CHD) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, including mental health comorbidity, which is associated with poor outcomes. Self-management is key, but there is limited access to self-management support. Internet-delivered interventions may increase access. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review to (1) determine the effectiveness of Internet-delivered CHD self-management support for improving CHD, mood, and self-management related outcomes and (2) identify and describe essential components for effectiveness...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Anders Broström, Ake Wahlin, Urban Alehagen, Martin Ulander, Peter Johansson
BACKGROUND: Both short and long sleep durations have been associated to increased mortality. Knowledge about sex-specific differences among elderly regarding associations between sleep duration, cardiovascular health, and mortality is sparse. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study are to examine the association between self-reported sleep duration and mortality and to investigate whether this association is sex specific and/or moderated by cardiovascular morbidity, and also to explore potential mediators of sleep duration effects on mortality...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Lufei Young, Kevin Kupzyk, Susan Barnason
BACKGROUND: Self-management (SM) is an essential component of heart failure (HF) management. The mechanisms to improve SM behaviors are unclear. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to examine whether patient activation mediates the effect of self-efficacy on SM behaviors in rural HF patients. METHODS: A secondary analysis was conducted using data collected from a randomized controlled trial aimed to improve SM behaviors. The main variables included were SM knowledge, self-efficacy, patient activation, and SM behaviors...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Ana M Palacio, Denise C Vidot, Leonardo J Tamariz, Claudia Uribe, Leslie Hazel-Fernandez, Hua Li, Sylvia D Garay, Olveen Carrasquillo
BACKGROUND: Lack of medication adherence is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, particularly among minorities. We aim to identify predictors of nonadherence to antiplatelet medications at the time of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stent among African American and Hispanic patients. METHODS: We used data collected for a randomized clinical trial that recruited 452 minority patients from a large US health insurance organization in 2010 post-PCI to compare telephone-based motivational interviewing by trained nurses with an educational video...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Sally Wai Sze Lo, Sek Ying Chair, Iris Fung Kam Lee
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MS) increases the risk of cardiovascular events and the development of diabetes. This article reports the effects of lifestyle intervention on the physiological outcomes of people with or at high risk of MS in the community setting of Hong Kong. METHODS: Chinese adults with 2 or more MS components were recruited from 13 community centers, which were cluster-randomized to the intervention or control group. The intervention group received a low-intensity lifestyle intervention program for people with MS consisting of group sessions, individual counseling, and telephone follow-ups over 3 months...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Eun Kyeung Song, Seok-Min Kang
BACKGROUND: Vitamin C is related to lower levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), an inflammatory biomarker that predicts cardiovascular disease. Whether vitamin C deficiency is associated with hsCRP and cardiac events in heart failure (HF) patients has not been examined. PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to determine the relationships among vitamin C intake, serum levels of hsCRP, and cardiac events. METHODS: A total of 200 HF patients completed a 3-day food diary to determine vitamin C deficiency and provided blood to measure serum levels of hsCRP...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Laura L Hayman, Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb
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March 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Katy Walter
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March 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
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...
March 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
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...
March 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Frances Hardin-Fanning, Amanda T Wiggins
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...
March 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Kyoung Suk Lee, Terry A Lennie, Ju Young Yoon, Jia-Rong Wu, Debra K Moser
BACKGROUND: Depressive symptoms hinder heart failure patients' engagement in self-care. As social support helps improve self-care and decrease depressive symptoms, it is possible that social support buffers the negative impact of depressive symptoms on self-care. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of living arrangements as an indicator of social support on the relationship between depressive symptoms and self-care in heart failure patients...
March 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Maan Isabella Cajita, Tamar Rodney, Jingzhi Xu, Melissa Hladek, Hae-Ra Han
BACKGROUND: The ubiquity of the Internet is changing the way people obtain their health information. Although there is an abundance of heart failure information online, the quality and health literacy demand of these information are still unknown. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the quality and health literacy demand (readability, understandability, and actionability) of the heart failure information found online. METHODS: Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask...
March 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Jeongok G Logan, SeonAe Yeo
BACKGROUND: Little evidence exists for effects of low-intensity exercises such as stretching on cardiovascular health in pregnant women. AIM: Our aim was to evaluate the effect of a 20-minute stretching exercise on heart rate variability (HRV), blood pressure (BP), and heart rate (HR) in healthy pregnant women. METHODS: In 15 pregnant women with a mean (SD) age of 29.47 (4.07) years and mean (SD) gestational weeks of 26.53 (8.35), HRV, and BP were measured before and after the 20-minute stretching exercise...
March 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Ercole Vellone, Roberta Fida, Valerio Ghezzi, Fabio D'Agostino, Valentina Biagioli, Marco Paturzo, Anna Strömberg, Rosaria Alvaro, Tiny Jaarsma
BACKGROUND: Self-care is important in heart failure (HF) treatment, but patients may have difficulties and be inconsistent in its performance. Inconsistencies in self-care behaviors may mirror patterns of self-care in HF patients that are worth identifying to provide interventions tailored to patients. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study are to identify clusters of HF patients in relation to self-care behaviors and to examine and compare the profile of each HF patient cluster considering the patient's sociodemographics, clinical variables, quality of life, and hospitalizations...
March 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Nicholas A McKeag, Michelle C McKinley, Mark T Harbinson, Ann McGinty, Charlotte E Neville, Jayne V Woodside, Pascal P McKeown
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...
March 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
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