Ann Palliat Med 2021 May;10(5):5568-5579
Department of Nursing, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
Background: Valvular heart disease (VHD) is a leading cause of heart diseases and death, and heart valve replacement (HVR) plays a fundamental role in treating valve disease and improving the function of valves. The lack of continuity of care (CC, also known as transitional care) for postoperative patients after discharge often results in a variety of complications, bringing severe pain to the patients and diminishing their quality of life.
Methods: We systematically searched for relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in Cochrane databases, PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, Web of Science, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (CBM), Chongqing VIP, and Wanfang Data. Read More