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Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Journal Canadien en Soins Infirmiers Cardio-vasculaires

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#1
Raphaël Mignault-Laplante, Paul-Émile Bourque, Sarah Pakzad
In the area of cardiac rehabilitation, little attention has been given to phase III (maintenance phase), as compared to phase II (rehabilitation phase). Studies on the maintenance phase have highlighted the importance of maintaining the newly acquired healthy living habits in order to continue benefitting from them and prevent the recurrence of cardiovascular diseases and mortality. However, these studies have revealed disturbing dropout rates, from 25 to 50%. There is little research on the factors associated with the maintenance of the new healthy living habits after completing phase II of a cardiac rehabilitation program...
2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Journal Canadien en Soins Infirmiers Cardio-vasculaires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27382669/exploring-the-perceptions-and-health-behaviours-of-patients-following-an-elective-ad-hoc-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-qualitative-study
#2
Karen Throndson, Jo-Ann V Sawatzky, Annette Schultz
RESULTS: Participants expressed uncertainty about their future health and feared disease recurrence, which appeared to provide motivation for adopting a healthier lifestyle. Although two participants voiced the belief that the elective PCI cured their disease, this perception did not appear to influence their engagement in risk reduction behaviours. However, systemfactors such as a lack of information, direction, and/or support from health care providers appeared to play a limiting role in their ability to move forward with lifestyle change...
2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Journal Canadien en Soins Infirmiers Cardio-vasculaires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27382668/the-relationship-between-posttraumatic-growth-and-social-support-in-patients-with-myocardial-infarction
#3
Rabee Rahimi, Mehdi Heidarzadeh, Rahimeh Shoaee
The present study was conducted to examine the concept of post-traumatic growth (PTG) and its relationship with social support in patients with myocardial infarction. The study included 166 patients with myocardial infarction admitted to heart clinics in Bonab, Iran. Data were collected using the Post Traumatic Growth Inventory and the Clinical Social Support Scale. A positive, moderate relationship between social support and PTG (p<0.001; r=0.361) was found. Talking to others, providing tangible goods, and giving information about the disease may facilitate cognitive processing and adaptation, which, in turn, can lead to more PTG...
2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Journal Canadien en Soins Infirmiers Cardio-vasculaires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27382667/development-of-the-prodromal-symptoms-screening-scale-ps-ss-preliminary-validity-and-reliability
#4
Sheila O'Keefe-McCarthy, Shu-Liu Guo
UNLABELLED: Every 40 seconds a person dies of cardiovascular disease.Individuals do not recognize the warning signs--prodromalsymptoms--of an imminent myocardial ischemic event. TheProdromal Symptoms-Screening Scale (PS-SS) is a nine-itemmeasure designed to evaluate PS in individuals with coronaryartery disease. AIM: This article reports onfour studies (systematic review,focusgroup study, content validity testing and factor analysis) that contributed to the development and psychometric examination ofthe PS-SS...
2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Journal Canadien en Soins Infirmiers Cardio-vasculaires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27382666/intervention-for-advanced-heart-failure-patients-and-their-caregivers-to-support-shared-decision-making-about-implantation-of-a-ventricular-assist-device
#5
Marie-Andrée Gauthier, Sylvie Cossette, Marie-France Ouimette, Virginie Harris
This project aimed to co-develop and pilot an intervention plan to support shared decision-making (SDM) for patients considering a ventricular assist device (VAD), their caregivers and the health care team. The project involved a focus group with patients and caregivers to explore their decision-making needs along with regular participation in team meetings resulting in the creation of a decision aid. The decision aid answered needs expressed by patients and caregivers, as well as the team's initial needsfor informational support, optimization of information exchange and process standardization...
2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Journal Canadien en Soins Infirmiers Cardio-vasculaires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27159936/psychosocial-burdens-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-a-discussion-paper
#6
REVIEW
Carolyn Doyle-Cox, Carolynne Brousseau, Heather Tulloch, Lisa M Mielniczuk, Ross A Davies, Heather Sherrard, Lorraine Clark
Pulmonary arterial hypertension is an uncommon and devastating chronic illness with no known cure. Little is known about the disease, and even less about the psychosocial burdens. While it is important to create awareness about the physical aspects of the disease, it is equally important to create awareness about the psychosocial burdens patients and their families face. We reviewed the literature to better understand these psychosocial burdens, which include impact from physical limitations, emotional strains, financial burdens, social isolation, lack of intimacy in relationships, and an overall lack of information...
2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Journal Canadien en Soins Infirmiers Cardio-vasculaires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27159935/canadian-palliative-community-milrinone-infusions-a-case-series
#7
Ruthanne Reimche, Daniel Salcedo
Abstract Symptom managementfor end-of-life heartfailure (HF) patients is a significant concern. Currently, Canadian practice does not support community milrinone therapy in end-of-life HF patients. Two patients had severe HF that was unresponsive to optimal medications. Further optimization and furosemide infusions were ineffective for symptom management. Both patients' symptoms were better controlled with optimal medication, furosemide, and milrinone infusions. A tailored discharge plan was developed to assist with community milrinone infusions...
2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Journal Canadien en Soins Infirmiers Cardio-vasculaires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27159934/column-of-courage
#8
Susan Morris
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Journal Canadien en Soins Infirmiers Cardio-vasculaires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26821454/-description-of-the-profiles-of-high-consumers-of-a-central-emergency-hospital-specializing-in-cardiology-and-implementation-of-a-nurse-s-intervention-to-optimize-the-care-pathway
#9
Catherine Bolduc, Sylvie Cossette, Valérie Beaulieu, Marie-Hélène Carbonneau
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2015: Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Journal Canadien en Soins Infirmiers Cardio-vasculaires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26821453/endovascular-aortic-repair-of-primary-adult-coarctation-implications-and-challenges-for-postoperative-nursing
#10
Christina E Sheppard, Karen L Then, James A Rankin, Jehangir J Appoo
Endovascular aortic repair is a relatively new surgical technique used to treat a variety of aortic pathologies. Aortic coarctation traditionally has been managed with open surgical repair, involving a large posterolateral thoracotomy, cardiopulmonary bypass, and replacement of the narrowed section of the aorta with a dacron graft. Recent advances in minimally invasive aortic surgery have allowed for repair of the diseased section with an endovascular stent placed percutaneously through the groin under intraoperative fluoroscopic guidance...
2015: Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Journal Canadien en Soins Infirmiers Cardio-vasculaires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26387272/barriers-to-influenza-vaccination-in-patients-with-implantable-cardiac-defibrillators
#11
Suzette Turner, Russell J de Souza, Ramanan Kumareswaran, Sheldon M Singh
BACKGROUND: Multiple studies have demonstrated a reduction of cardiovascular events in patients who receive the annual influenza vaccine. Despite recommendations from cardiovascular societies, influenza vaccination remains suboptimal in the implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) population. Barriers to receiving the influenza vaccination have not been explored. PURPOSE: To evaluate the barriers to receiving the influenza vaccine in patients with ICDs. DESIGN: Exploratory descriptive design using a survey developed by the staff of the ICD clinic...
2015: Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Journal Canadien en Soins Infirmiers Cardio-vasculaires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26387271/quantity-and-quality-of-daily-physical-activity-in-older-cardiac-patients
#12
David M Buijs, Ailar Ramadi, Karen MacDonald, Rhonda Lightfoot, Mano Senaratne, Robert G Haennel
BACKGROUND: Sedentary behaviour and the level of daily physical activity are of particular concern in cardiac patients, as diminished activity may be a strong predictor of mortality in this population. PURPOSE: In this study we assessed sedentary behaviour and the quantity and quality of daily physical activity among older cardiac patients who were at different stages of recovery following a cardiac event. DESIGN: We used a cross-sectional design and a convenience sampling technique...
2015: Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Journal Canadien en Soins Infirmiers Cardio-vasculaires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26387270/advance-care-planning-and-the-role-of-the-cardiovascular-nurse
#13
Bonnie J Caitlin, Krystina B Lewis, Natalie Nichols, Lucia M Parsons
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2015: Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Journal Canadien en Soins Infirmiers Cardio-vasculaires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26336692/using-interactive-voice-response-to-improve-disease-management-and-compliance-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-best-practice-guidelines-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#14
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Heather Sherrard, Lloyd Duchesne, George Wells, Sharon Ann Kearns, Christine Struthers
BACKGROUND: There is evidence from large clinical trials that compliance with standardized best practice guidelines (BPGs) improves survival of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients. However, their application is often suboptimal. PURPOSE: In this study, the researchers evaluated whether the use of an interactive voice response (IVR) follow-up system improved ACS BPG compliance. METHOD: This was a single-centre randomized control trial (RCT) of 1,608 patients (IVR=803; usual care=805)...
2015: Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Journal Canadien en Soins Infirmiers Cardio-vasculaires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26333268/-the-experience-of-men-with-hypertension
#15
Anne-Marie Leclerc, Francine De Montigny, Lyne Cloutier
Many studies show that men make specific lifestyle choices. However, regarding high blood pressure (HBP), guidelines are without distinction for gender. The purpose of this project is to explore the men's experience with HBP. Using a phenomenological design, semi-structured interviews were conducted with ten men living with HBP to explore beliefs and perceptions of men living with HBP. The main framework used is the health belief model. Two themes emerged: the meaning given to HBP (an unavoidable disease, the trivialization of HBP et HBP as synonymous of stress) and the management of this illness (the notion of control, the paradox of knowing about what to do and implementation of healthy lifestyle, relationship with health professionals)...
2015: Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Journal Canadien en Soins Infirmiers Cardio-vasculaires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26333267/acs-management-in-the-emergency-department-a-focus-on-oral-antiplatelet-therapy-focused
#16
Carol Duthie
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2015: Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Journal Canadien en Soins Infirmiers Cardio-vasculaires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27356462/impedance-cardiography-guided-treatment-of-hypertension-a-review-of-the-literature
#17
REVIEW
Fadi Khraim, Rodolfo Pike
BACKGROUND: Hypertension occurs when regulatory mechanisms fail, resulting in increased cardiac output (CO) and/or increased systemic vascular resistance (SVR). Impedance cardiography (ICG) is a non-invasive technology that measures CO and SVR. OBJECTIVE: To assess the literature related to the use of ICG in guiding the selection of anti-hypertensive medications in individuals with hypertension. DESIGN: PubMed and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature databases were searched for pertinent literature...
2014: Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Journal Canadien en Soins Infirmiers Cardio-vasculaires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27356461/sampling-methods-in-cardiovascular-nursing-research-an-overview
#18
Damanpreet Kandola, Davina Banner, Sheila O'Keefe-McCarthy, Debbie Jassal
Cardiovascular nursing research covers a wide array of topics from health services to psychosocial patient experiences. The selection of specific participant samples is an important part of the research design and process. The sampling strategy employed is of utmost importance to ensure that a representative sample of participants is chosen. There are two main categories of sampling methods: probability and non-probability. Probability sampling is the random selection of elements from the population, where each element of the population has an equal and independent chance of being included in the sample...
2014: Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Journal Canadien en Soins Infirmiers Cardio-vasculaires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27356460/a-relational-approach-to-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-generator-replacement-an-integrative-review-of-the-role-of-nursing-in-shared-decision-making
#19
REVIEW
Krystina B Lewis, Rosalie Starzomski, Lynne Young
BACKGROUND: Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation rates are increasing as advances in heart failure and arrhythmia management progress. Consequently, the number of ICD generator replacements is rising and ICD replacement is an opportune time for shared decision-making (SDM). Nurses should have distinct roles and responsibilities in SDM processes. OBJECTIVES: To use a relational lens to localize the role of the nurse in SDM, and recommend ways in which nurses can be involved in SDM...
2014: Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Journal Canadien en Soins Infirmiers Cardio-vasculaires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27356459/cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-in-congestive-heart-failure-patients
#20
Jennifer Williams
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2014: Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Journal Canadien en Soins Infirmiers Cardio-vasculaires
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