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European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786450/atrial-fibrillation-symptom-clusters-and-associated-clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-a-cross-sectional-secondary-data-analysis
#1
Megan Streur, Sarah J Ratcliffe, David Callans, M Benjamin Shoemaker, Barbara Riegel
BACKGROUND: Symptom clusters among adults with atrial fibrillation have previously been identified but no study has examined the relationship between symptom clusters and outcomes. AIMS: The purpose of this study was to identify atrial fibrillation-specific symptom clusters, characterize individuals with each cluster, and determine whether symptom cluster membership is associated with healthcare utilization. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional secondary data analysis of 1501 adults from the Vanderbilt Atrial Fibrillation Registry with verified atrial fibrillation...
May 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775088/an-assessment-of-the-uk-inpatient-care-for-heart-failure-patients-with-diabetes
#2
Lihua Wu, Jackie Cleator, Mamas Mamas, Christi Deaton
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is a common co-morbidity for patients with heart failure. Diabetes as a co-morbidity means that inpatient care should focus on both conditions to maximize the treatment regimen. However, this pressing issue is not widely researched and so it is unclear whether the acute care management needs of these patients are being met. AIMS: (1) To assess the differences in the number of hospital readmissions between patients with heart failure and patients with heart failure-diabetes; (2) to assess the use of integrated care approach for patients with heart failure-diabetes during the index heart failure-related admission; (3) to explore patient experiences of admissions...
May 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775076/walking-with-controlled-breathing-improves-exercise-tolerance-anxiety-and-quality-of-life-in-heart-failure-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#3
Hsiu-Chin Teng, Mei-Ling Yeh, Mei-Hua Wang
BACKGROUND: Patients with heart failure experience not only impaired physical condition, but also their physical activity, moods, and quality of life may be diminished. AIMS: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of 12-week walking with breathing program on physical activity tolerance considering time-dependent physiological factors and time-independent interoceptive awareness, as well as psychosocial factors. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial recruited 90 heart failure patients and randomly assigned them...
May 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775072/exploring-the-patients-experiences-of-living-with-a-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
#4
Jacqueline Forman, Jennifer Baumbusch, Heather Jackson, Jen Lindenberg, Alyssa Shook, Jamil Bashir
BACKGROUND: The implantable cardioverter defibrillator provides effective treatment for the prevention of sudden cardiac arrest but significant risks associated with transvenous implantation persist. The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator has proven to be an alternative and innovative treatment option for select patients to mitigate these risks. Obtaining the patients' perspectives can provide clinicians with essential information to guide implant selection, procedural decision-making, and support patient management...
May 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772911/the-incidence-and-impact-of-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-shocks-in-the-last-phase-of-life-an-integrated-review
#5
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...
May 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749756/sensitivity-and-specificity-of-the-manchester-triage-system-in-risk-prioritization-of-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-who-present-with-chest-pain
#6
Fernanda A Nishi, Catarina Polak, Diná de Almeida Lopes Monteiro da Cruz
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the Manchester Triage System is to clinically prioritize each patient seeking care in an emergency department. Patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction who have typical symptoms including chest pain should be classified in the highest priority groups, requiring immediate medical assistance or care within 10 min. As such, the Manchester Triage System should present adequate sensitivity and specificity. AIMS: This study estimated the sensitivity and specificity of the Manchester Triage System in the triage of patients with chest pain related to the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction, and the associations between the performance of the Manchester Triage System and selected variables...
May 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749753/the-second-myocardial-infarction-is-there-any-difference-in-symptoms-and-prehospital-delay-compared-to-the-first-myocardial-infarction
#7
Ulrica Strömbäck, Åsa Engström, Robert Lundqvist, Dan Lundblad, Irene Vikman
BACKGROUND: Knowledge is limited concerning the type of symptoms and the time from onset of symptoms to first medical contact at first and second myocardial infarction in the same patient. AIM: This study aimed to describe the type of symptoms and the time from onset of symptoms to first medical contact in first and second myocardial infarctions in men and women affected by two myocardial infarctions. Furthermore, the aim was to identify factors associated with prehospital delays ≥2 h at second myocardial infarction...
May 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701067/a-cluster-and-inferential-analysis-of-myocardial-infarction-symptom-presentation-by-age
#8
Gabrielle McKee, Mary Mooney, Sharon O'Donnell, Frances O'Brien, Martha J Biddle, Debra K Moser
BACKGROUND: Pre-hospital delay time in myocardial infarction is usually longer in older than in younger patients, with symptom presentation known to be a contributing factor. AIM: The aim of this article is to examine symptom presentation differences, by age, in patients with myocardial infarction. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study using secondary analysis of a multi-site randomised controlled trial on pre-hospital delay time. Data were analysed using logistic regression and factor analysis...
April 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673259/exploring-potential-biomarkers-associated-with-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-and-heart-failure
#9
Nijole Kazukauskiene, Julius Burkauskas, Jurate Macijauskiene, Narseta Mickuviene, Julija Brozaitiene
OBJECTIVE: There has been a lack of research examining associations between biomarkers and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with coronary artery disease and heart failure. In patients with coronary artery disease and heart failure, we aimed to explore potential associations between biomarkers of health such as serum levels of thyroid hormones, N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP), inflammatory biomarkers and HRQoL. METHODS: In sum, 482 patients (75% male; mean age 58±10 years) with coronary artery disease and heart failure were evaluated for socio-demographic and clinical coronary artery disease risk factors...
April 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664325/impact-of-body-mass-index-on-mortality-and-hospitalisation-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#10
Jocasta Ball, Maja-Lisa Løchen, Melinda J Carrington, Joshua F Wiley, Simon Stewart
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation represents a substantial clinical and public health issue. The definitive impact of body mass index on prognosis of patients with chronic (persistent or permanent) atrial fibrillation remains undetermined. AIM: The purpose of this study was to investigate the association of body mass index with health outcomes (mortality and re-hospitalisation) of patients with chronic atrial fibrillation. METHODS: Using data from the Standard versus Atrial Fibrillation spEcific managemenT strategY (SAFETY) trial (a randomised controlled trial of home-based, atrial fibrillation-specific disease management), we performed post-hoc analyses of mortality and re-hospitalisation outcomes during minimum 24-month follow-up according to baseline body mass index profile...
April 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661025/self-efficacy-as-a-predictor-of-patient-reported-outcomes-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
#11
Corina Thomet, Philip Moons, Markus Schwerzmann, Silke Apers, Koen Luyckx, Erwin N Oechslin, Adrienne H Kovacs
OBJECTIVE: Self-efficacy is a known predictor of patient-reported outcomes in individuals with acquired diseases. With an overall objective of better understanding patient-reported outcomes in adults with congenital heart disease, this study aimed to: (i) assess self-efficacy in adults with congenital heart disease, (ii) explore potential demographic and medical correlates of self-efficacy and (iii) determine whether self-efficacy explains additional variance in patient-reported outcomes above and beyond known predictors...
April 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29641223/safety-and-feasibility-audit-of-a-home-based-drug-transitioning-approach-for-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-an-observational-study
#12
A Dawson, S Reddecliffe, C Coghlan, B E Schreiber, J G Coghlan
BACKGROUND: Newer endothelin receptor antagonists (ERAs) used to treat patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) are associated with fewer drug-drug interactions than bosentan and require less monitoring. This, combined with a pharmacokinetic basis for improved efficacy, means there may be a clinical rationale for changing therapies. However, this can be challenging and few data on its safety in patients with PAH are available. AIMS: At the Royal Free Hospital in London, UK, home-based medication transitioning has been standard practice since 2009 to avoid unnecessary hospital visits for patients, unless there is a clinical imperative...
April 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546995/feasibility-of-using-the-fitbit-%C3%A2-charge-hr-in-validating-self-reported-exercise-diaries-in-a-community-setting-in-patients-with-heart-failure
#13
Pallav Deka, Bunny Pozehl, Joseph F Norman, Deepak Khazanchi
BACKGROUND: Use of wrist-worn activity monitors has increased over the past few years; however, the use of the Fitbit® Charge HR (FCHR) in a community setting in patients with heart failure has not been tested. PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to assess the feasibility, practicality and acceptability of utilizing the FCHR to validate self-reported exercise diaries and monitor exercise in community dwelling patients with heart failure. METHODS: Thirty heart failure patients (12 females and 18 males) aged 64...
March 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533083/social-support-predicts-self-care-confidence-in-patients-with-heart-failure
#14
Hayley C Fivecoat, Steven L Sayers, Barbara Riegel
BACKGROUND: Self-care for patients with heart failure includes engaging in behaviours that maintain medical stability and manage problematic symptoms, as well as the confidence in one's ability to carry out such behaviours. Given the social context of self-care behaviours in heart failure, there has been increasing interest in social support as a predictor of self-care. AIM: The goal of the present study was to examine the role of social support in self-care across time for persons with heart failure...
March 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609482/heartbeat
#15
Mary Kerins, Mariela Acuna Mora
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609481/why-is-ethnicity-important-in-cardiovascular-care
#16
Chantal F Ski, David R Thompson, Donna Fitzsimons, Kathryn King-Shier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384387/racial-differences-in-dietary-antioxidant-intake-and-cardiac-event-free-survival-in-patients-with-heart-failure
#17
Jia-Rong Wu, Eun Kyeung Song, Debra K Moser, Terry A Lennie
BACKGROUND: Heart failure is a chronic, burdensome condition with higher re-hospitalization rates in African Americans than Whites. Higher dietary antioxidant intake is associated with lower oxidative stress and improved endothelial function. Lower dietary antioxidant intake in African Americans may play a role in the re-hospitalization disparity between African American and White patients with heart failure. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine the associations among race, dietary antioxidant intake, and cardiac event-free survival in patients with heart failure...
April 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359961/investigating-relationships-between-ancestry-lifestyle-behaviors-and-perceptions-of-heart-disease-and-breast-cancer-among-canadian-women-with-british-and-with-south-asian-ancestry
#18
Kimberley D Curtin, Tanya R Berry, Kerry S Courneya, Kerry R McGannon, Colleen M Norris, Wendy M Rodgers, John C Spence
BACKGROUND: Ethnic minority groups including Asians in Canada have different knowledge and perceptions of heart disease and breast cancer compared with the ethnic majority group. AIM: Examine relationships between perceptions of heart disease and breast cancer, and lifestyle behaviors for Canadian women with British and with South Asian ancestry. METHODS: Women with South Asian ( n = 170) and with British ( n = 373) ancestry ( Mage = 33.01, SD = 12...
April 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490488/heartbeat
#19
Gabrielle McKee, Harleah Buck
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29087216/understanding-experiences-of-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-one-year-follow-up
#20
Jennifer Baumbusch, Sandra B Lauck, Leslie Achtem, Tamar O'Shea, Sarah Wu, Davina Banner
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is the treatment of choice for frail, older adults with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. Although research about long-term clinical outcomes is emerging, there is limited evidence from the perspectives of patients and family caregivers on their perceived benefits and challenges after TAVI. AIMS: The aim of this study was to describe older adults and family caregivers' perspectives on undergoing TAVI at one year post-procedure...
March 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
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