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European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

Pascal Amedro, Arthur Gavotto, Delphine Gelibert, Virginie Fraysse, Gregoire De La Villeon, D'Arcy Vandenberghe, Charlene Bredy
BACKGROUND: The use of hypnosis in children has been described more than two centuries ago, with a more recent research and clinical application. There is currently a good level of evidence for the efficacy of clinical hypnosis in children for minor surgery, medical procedures or pain management. The use of clinical hypnosis, in paediatric cardiology, for invasive procedures such as transesophageal echocardiography, has not been reported. AIMS: This study evaluated the feasibility of clinical hypnosis in children undergoing transesophageal echocardiography...
September 19, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Yi-Chen Wu, Heng-Hsin Tung, Jeng Wei
BACKGROUND: Quality of life is an outcome indicator after health care treatment, and the factors that affect quality of life change over time after heart transplantation. As such, quality of life as related to heart transplantation warrants further investigation. AIMS: The purposes of this study were to compare different post-transplant times of cardiac transplant recipients in terms of their quality of life, demoralization syndrome and health-related lifestyle and to identify the predictors of quality of life in Taiwan...
September 18, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Mi-Ja Lee, Dukyoo Jung
BACKGROUND: With the recent advances in medicine, patients with congenital heart disease are surviving to adulthood. Adults with congenital heart disease must practice self-management to recognize the symptoms of complications and the appropriate response. AIMS: The purpose of this study was to develop a self-management efficacy promotion program for adults with congenital heart disease and to test the effects of the developed program on disease-related knowledge, self-management implementation and health-related quality of life...
September 10, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Satish M Mahajan, Paul Heidenreich, Bruce Abbott, Ana Newton, Deborah Ward
AIMS: Readmission rates for patients with heart failure have consistently remained high over the past two decades. As more electronic data, computing power, and newer statistical techniques become available, data-driven care could be achieved by creating predictive models for adverse outcomes such as readmissions. We therefore aimed to review models for predicting risk of readmission for patients admitted for heart failure. We also aimed to analyze and possibly group the predictors used across the models...
September 7, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Elena Calvo, Luis Teruel, Laia Rosenfeld, Carmen Guerrero, Marta Romero, Rafael Romaguera, Silvia Izquierdo, Susana Asensio, Lola Andreu-Periz, Joan Antoni Gómez-Hospital, Albert Ariza-Solé
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of frailty, cognitive impairment and disability and its prognostic impact in patients with myocardial infarction undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention is unknown. AIMS: The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of frailty and other ageing-related variables and their association with inhospital mortality in consecutive elderly ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention in a tertiary care hospital...
August 29, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Pallav Deka, Bunny Pozehl, Mark A Williams, Joseph F Norman, Deepak Khazanchi, Dola Pathak
AIM: The use of the internet and newer activity monitors such as the Fitbit Charge HR to improve exercise adherence is limited. The primary aim of the Move on Virtual Engagement (MOVE-HF) was to investigate the effects of group social support by internet-based synchronized face-to-face video and objective physical activity feedback on adherence to recommended exercise guidelines. METHODS: Thirty stable heart failure patients (New York Heart Association class I-III), aged 64...
August 21, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Marjolein Snaterse, Harald T Jorstad, Madelon Minneboo, Sangeeta Lachman, S Matthijs Boekholdt, Gerben Ter Riet, Wilma Jm Scholte Op Reimer, Ron Jg Peters
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the characteristics of successful quitters, their use of a smoking cessation programme and the use of other lifestyle interventions to improve lifestyle-related risk factors, within a nurse-coordinated care programme. METHODS: We used data from the multicentre randomised controlled RESPONSE-2 trial ( n=824, The Netherlands). The trial was designed to assess the efficacy of nurse-coordinated referral to a comprehensive set of up to three community-based interventions, based on smoking cessation, healthy food choices and physical activity to improve lifestyle-related risk factors in coronary artery disease patients, compared to usual care...
August 20, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Ming-Shyan Lin, Tung-Jung Huang, Yu-Chen Lin, Sui-Whi Jane, Mei-Yen Chen
BACKGROUND: Individuals with disabilities have health needs similar to the general population. Smoking and metabolic syndrome have emerged as major cardiovascular risks that contribute to systemic inflammation and mortality. However, few studies have focused on the association between smoking and cardiometabolic risks in adult men with disabilities. AIMS: This study explored the prevalence of smoking and its association with cardiometabolic risk and associated factors among male adults with disabilities...
August 17, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Selina Kikkenborg Berg, Trine Bernholdt Rasmussen, Rikke Elmose Mols, Charlotte Brun Thorup, Britt Borregaard, Anne Vinggaard Christensen, Pernille Fevejle Cromhout, Ola Ekholm, Knud Juel, Lars Thrysoee
BACKGROUND: Although highly effective in preventing arrhythmic death, there is a high prevalence of anxiety, depression and reduced quality of life among patients who have received an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). Whether mortality, ICD shock and readmission are predicted by patient-reported outcomes is unknown. AIM: The aim of this study was to describe patient-reported outcomes among patients with ICDs compared by: ICD indication and generator type (ICD or cardiac resynchronisation therapy ICD), and to determine whether patient-reported outcomes at discharge predict mortality, ICD therapy and readmission...
August 17, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Tanja Odeneg, Christian Ebner, Deddo Mörtl, Hans Keller, Alfred Dirninger, Günter Stix, Bernhard Föger, Georg Grimm, Clemens Steinwender, Franz Gebetsberger, Markus Stühlinger, Bernadette Mastnak, Christian Haider, Martin Manninger, Daniel Scherr
BACKGROUND: The wearable cardioverter-defibrillator is a treatment option for patients at temporarily high risk of sudden cardiac death or in whom implantation of a cardioverter-defibrillator is temporarily not possible. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to provide real-world data on patients receiving this therapy in a nurse-based wearable cardioverter-defibrillator training programme. METHODS: A registry including all patients prescribed with a wearable cardioverter-defibrillator in Austria between 2010 and 2016...
August 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Caleb Ferguson, Louise D Hickman, Jane Phillips, Phillip J Newton, Sally C Inglis, Lawrence Lam, Beata V Bajorek
BACKGROUND: There is a need to improve cardiovascular nurses' knowledge and practices related to stroke prevention, atrial fibrillation and anticoagulation therapy. AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of EVICOAG - a novel mHealth, smartphone-based, spaced-learning intervention on nurses' knowledge of atrial fibrillation and anticoagulation. METHODS: Nurses employed in four clinical specialties (neuroscience, stroke, rehabilitation, cardiology) across three hospitals were invited to participate...
August 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
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August 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Rik Stoevelaar, Arianne Brinkman-Stoppelenburg, Rohit E Bhagwandien, Rozemarijn L van Bruchem-Visser, Dominic Amj Theuns, Agnes van der Heide, Judith Ac Rietjens
BACKGROUND: Although the implantable cardioverter defibrillator is successful in terminating life threatening arrhythmias, it might give unwanted shocks in the last phase of life if not deactivated in a timely manner. AIMS: This integrated review aimed to provide an overview of studies reporting on implantable cardioverter defibrillator shock incidence and impact in the last phase of life. METHODS AND RESULTS: We systematically searched five electronic databases...
August 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Laila A Hopstock, Anne Elise Eggen, Maja-Lisa Løchen, Ellisiv B Mathiesen, Inger Njølstad, Tom Wilsgaard
BACKGROUND: Secondary prevention guidelines after myocardial infarction (MI) are gender neutral, but underutilisation of treatment in women has been reported. DESIGN: We investigated the change in total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels and lipid-lowering drug (LLD) use after first-ever MI in a population-based study. METHODS: We followed 10,005 participants (54% women) attending the Tromsø Study 1994-1995 and 8483 participants (55% women) attending the Tromsø Study 2007-2008 for first-ever MI up to their participation in 2007-2008 and 2015-2016, respectively...
August 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Manuel A Gomez-Marcos, Maria C Patino-Alonso, Jose I Recio-Rodriguez, Cristina Agudo-Conde, Montserrat Romaguera-Bosch, Olga Magdalena-Gonzalez, Amparo Gomez-Arranz, Nere Mendizabal-Gallastegui, Jose Angel Fernandez-Diez, Leticia Gomez-Sanchez, Jose A Maderuelo-Fernandez, Emiliano Rodriguez-Sanchez, Luis Garcia-Ortiz
BACKGROUND: Evidence on the efficacy of smartphone applications (apps) for reducing body weight and other measurements of adiposity sustainably is not conclusive. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of adding an app for 3 months to traditional counselling on physical activity (PA) and a heart-healthy diet for the modification of measurements of adiposity at 3 and 12 months after intervention. METHODS: This randomised clinical trial included 833 subjects...
August 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Daan Aeyels, Deborah Seys, Peter R Sinnaeve, Marc J Claeys, Sofie Gevaert, Danny Schoors, Walter Sermeus, Massimiliano Panella, Luk Bruyneel, Kris Vanhaecht
BACKGROUND: A focus on specific priorities increases the success rate of quality improvement efforts for broad and complex-care processes. Importance-performance analysis presents a possible approach to set priorities around which to design and implement effective quality improvement initiatives. Persistent variation in hospital performance makes ST-elevation myocardial infarction care relevant to consider for importance-performance analysis. AIMS: The purpose of this study was to identify quality improvement priorities in ST-elevation myocardial infarction care...
August 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Jonathan P Auld, James O Mudd, Jill M Gelow, Karen S Lyons, Shirin O Hiatt, Christopher S Lee
BACKGROUND: Both heart failure symptoms and self-care are associated with patient outcomes. Although it is thought that symptoms drive self-care, there is limited evidence to support this assumption over time. AIMS: To determine whether patterns of physical symptoms are significantly associated with heart failure self-care over time. METHOD: Latent mixture analysis was used to identify subgroups based on physical symptoms of dyspnea, sleepiness and edema (using the heart failure somatic perception and Epworth sleepiness scales)...
August 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Maria Liljeroos, Anna Strömberg, Kristofer Årestedt, Misook L Chung
BACKGROUND: As treatment has improved, patients with heart failure live longer, and the care mostly takes place at home with partners providing the main assistance. Perceived control over heart failure is important in managing self-care activities to maintain health in patients and their family. Depressive symptoms are associated with impaired health status in patients with heart failure and their family. However, there is limited knowledge about how depressive symptoms affect the relationship between health status and perceived control over heart failure in patients with heart failure and their cohabiting partners...
August 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Barbara Riegel, Stephen E Kimmel
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August 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
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