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European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

Sean D Pokorney, Diane Bloom, Christopher B Granger, Kevin L Thomas, Sana M Al-Khatib, Mayme L Roettig, John Anderson, Mitchell T Heflin, Bradi B Granger
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation is associated with stroke, yet approximately 50% of patients are not treated with guideline-directed oral anticoagulants (OACs). AIMS: Given that the etiology of this gap in care is not well understood, we explored decision-making by patients and physicians regarding OAC use for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a descriptive qualitative study among providers ( N=28) and their patients with atrial fibrillation for whom OACs were indicated ( N=25)...
November 12, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Liesbet Van Bulck, Koen Luyckx, Eva Goossens, Leen Oris, Philip Moons
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November 5, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Ming-Fen Tsai, Shiow-Luan Tsay, Debra Moser, Tsuey-Yuan Huang, Feng-Chun Tsai
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery bypass grafting is one of the most common interventional revascularisation procedures used to treat coronary artery disease worldwide. With a wide variability in postoperative cardiac symptoms, identification of symptom trajectories during the 3-month postoperative recovery period may improve clinicians' abilities to support symptom recovery. AIMS: To identify distinct trajectories of cardiac symptoms seen over time in a cohort of patients during the 3-month post-coronary artery bypass grafting period, and determine clinical characteristics associated with different symptom trajectories postoperatively...
October 31, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Irene Instenes, Bengt Fridlund, Hege A Amofah, Anette H Ranhoff, Leslie Sp Eide, Tone M Norekvål
BACKGROUND: Delirium affects nearly half of octogenarian patients after aortic valve replacement, resulting in impaired cognition, reduced awareness and hallucinations. Although healthcare professionals and relatives are often present during episodes, the nature of interactions with them is scarcely studied, and little is known about their long-term experiences. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore and describe how octogenarian patients with post-aortic valve replacement delirium experience interactions with healthcare professionals and relatives within the first year and four years later...
October 31, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Polly Wc Li, Doris Sf Yu
BACKGROUND: Prolonged delay in seeking medical attention for acute myocardial infarction persists as a global phenomenon, which limits effective disease management. The effects of previous mass-media campaigns and psycho-educations have been minimal. AIMS: This study aimed to develop a modeling-based narrative intervention, and to examine its feasibility and preliminary effects on care-seeking behavioral intention in Chinese acute myocardial infarction patients...
October 29, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Lien Desteghe, Lara Engelhard, Johan Vijgen, Pieter Koopman, Dagmara Dilling-Boer, Joris Schurmans, Michiel Delesie, Paul Dendale, Hein Heidbuchel
BACKGROUND: The knowledge level of atrial fibrillation patients about their arrhythmia, its consequences and treatment is poor. The best strategy to provide education is unknown. AIM: To investigate the effect of reinforced targeted in-person education using the Jessa Atrial fibrillation Knowledge Questionnaire (JAKQ). METHODS: Sixty-seven atrial fibrillation patients were randomized to standard care (including brochures) or targeted education...
October 17, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Kristina Luhr, Ann C Eldh, Kersti Theander, Marie Holmefur
BACKGROUND: Self-management strategies are crucial to patients with long-term conditions and can presumably promote patient participation, given that to patients, patient participation connotes opportunities for self-care (along with being engaged in an exchange of knowledge, a phrasing of joint goals and planning of care). So far, limited attention has been given to what components support self-management and what outcomes can be achieved. An exclusive self-management programme in primary healthcare entailed assessing its influence on patient participation...
October 2, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Jeroen Ml Hendriks, Hein Heidbüchel
The 2016 European Society of Cardiology guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation recommends integrated care in the treatment of atrial fibrillation and follows a patient-centred, multidisciplinary team approach. Nurses and allied health professionals have a significant role to play in the management of chronic conditions such as atrial fibrillation, which is underlined by this guideline and the integrated care approach. In this article, members of the task force writing committee highlight significant evidence from this particular guideline as well as clinical implications for nurses and allied health professionals in their daily work with atrial fibrillation patients and their caregivers...
September 27, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Hiroshi Saito, Nobuyuki Kagiyama, Noriko Nagano, Kozue Matsumoto, Kenji Yoshioka, Yoshiko Endo, Akihiro Hayashida, Yuya Matsue
BACKGROUND: Social isolation has been reported to be associated with decreased quality of life and the onset of organic diseases. The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of social isolation in patients with heart failure and whether it is associated with rehospitalization. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study included consecutive patients aged ⩾55 years who were hospitalized due to heart failure. Social isolation was assessed using total scores less than 12 on an abbreviated version of the Lubben Social Network Scale...
September 25, 2018: 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
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October 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Maaike Brons, Stefan Koudstaal, Folkert W Asselbergs
INTRODUCTION: Non-invasive telemonitoring programmes detecting deterioration of heart failure are increasingly used in heart failure care. AIM: The aim of this study was to compare different monitoring algorithms used in non-invasive telemonitoring programmes for patients with chronic heart failure. METHODS: We performed a systematic literature review in MEDLINE (PubMed) and Embase to identify published reports on non-invasive telemonitoring programmes in patients with heart failure aged over 18 years...
October 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
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...
October 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
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...
October 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
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