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Timely recognition of palliative care needs of patients with advanced chronic heart failure: a pilot study of a Dutch translation of the Needs Assessment Tool: Progressive Disease - Heart Failure (NAT:PD-HF).

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Feb 13:1474515119831510. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

7 Department of Cardiology, Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC+), The Netherlands.

Background:: The Needs Assessment Tool: Progressive Disease - Heart Failure (NAT:PD-HF) was developed to identify and triage palliative care needs in patients with chronic heart failure. A Dutch version is currently lacking.

Aims:: The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility and acceptability of a Dutch NAT:PD-HF in chronic heart failure outpatients; and to gain preliminary data regarding the effect of the NAT:PD-HF on palliative care referral, symptoms, health status, care dependency, caregiver burden and advance directives. Read More

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February 2019

Efficacy of a nurse-led lipid-lowering secondary prevention intervention in patients hospitalized for ischemic heart disease: A pilot randomized controlled trial.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Feb 13:1474515119831511. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

5 Bellvitge University Hospital and Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), Barcelona, Spain.

Background And Aims:: Lack of achievement of secondary prevention objectives in patients with ischaemic heart disease remains an unmet need in this patient population. We aimed at evaluating the six-month efficacy of an intensive lipid-lowering intervention, coordinated by nurses and implemented after hospital discharge, in patients hospitalized for an ischaemic heart disease event.

Methods:: Randomized controlled trial, in which a nurse-led intervention including periodic follow-up, serial lipid level controls, and subsequent optimization of lipid-lowering therapy, if appropriate, was compared with standard of care alone in terms of serum lipid-level control at six months after discharge. Read More

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February 2019

Effects of sarcopenia on functional improvement over the first year after cardiac surgery: a cohort study.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Feb 7:1474515118822964. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

1 Department of Nursing, National Taiwan University and National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan.

Background:: Sarcopenia is linked with poor postoperative outcomes.

Aims:: To evaluate the effects of sarcopenia on first-year functional changes after cardiac surgery.

Methods:: In this prospective cohort study, functional changes (physical activity levels in metabolic equivalent hours/week, 6-minute walking distance in metres, and grip strength in kg) from preoperative baseline to 1, 3, 6 and 12 months postoperatively were compared in adult patients with and without sarcopenia undergoing cardiac surgery at a tertiary medical centre. Read More

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February 2019

Nurse-performed venous sheath removal in patients undergoing radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation: a randomised study.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Feb 6:1474515119830297. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

2 Department of Cardiology, Ceske Budejovice Hospital, Czech Republic.

Background:: Catheter ablation procedures have recently become a widely accepted method for treating cardiac arrhythmias, and referrals for these procedures have been steadily increasing. As a result, it is now common that sheath removal is handled as a nursing procedure. Regardless of who performs the sheath removal, it is important to extract ablation sheaths without any early or late complications. Read More

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February 2019
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Measuring health status and symptom burden using a web-based mHealth application in patients with heart failure.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Jan 25:1474515119825704. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

2 Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA.

Background:: Symptoms of heart failure markedly impair a patient's health status. The aim of this study was to identify predictors of health status in a sample of racially and ethnically diverse patients with heart failure using a web-based mobile health application, mi.Symptoms. Read More

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January 2019

Telehealth interventions for the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Jan 22:1474515119826510. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

2 School of Health and Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University, UK.

Background:: Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a major cause of death worldwide. Cardiac rehabilitation, an evidence-based CHD secondary prevention programme, remains underutilized. Telehealth may offer an innovative solution to overcome barriers to cardiac rehabilitation attendance. Read More

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January 2019
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Sedentary lifestyle associated with mortality in rural patients with heart failure.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Jan 21:1474515118822967. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

5 University of Virginia, School of Nursing, USA.

Background:: The incidence of mortality five years after the onset of symptomatic heart failure is about 50%. Lifestyle behaviors differ substantially and likely lead to prognostic differences.

Aims:: We sought to determine the factors associated with all-cause mortality in patients with heart failure, particularly the impact of a sedentary lifestyle on mortality. Read More

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January 2019

The impact of person-centred care on patients' care experiences in relation to educational level after acute coronary syndrome: secondary outcome analysis of a randomised controlled trial.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Jan 17:1474515118821242. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

1 Institute of Health and Care Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Background:: Research supporting the benefits of person-centred care is growing, still knowledge about patients' experiences of person-centred care is limited.

Aim:: To evaluate the effects of person-centred care on patients' experiences of care, and also in relation to educational level, after an acute coronary syndrome.

Method:: A total of 199 patients aged less than 75 years, hospitalised for acute coronary syndrome, were randomly assigned to either standard cardiac care ( n=105) or person-centred care plus standard cardiac care ( n=94). Read More

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January 2019
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Towards prompt electrocardiogram acquisition in triage: Preliminary testing of a symptom-based clinical prediction rule for the Android tablet.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Jan 8:1474515118821023. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

4 College of Nursing, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

Background:: For patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome, international guidelines indicate that an Electrocardiogram (ECG) should be performed within 10 min of first medical contact, however success at achieving these guidelines is limited.

Aims:: The purpose of this study was to develop and perform initial testing of a clinical prediction rule embedded in a tablet application, and to expedite the identification of patients who require an electrocardiogram within 10 min.

Methods:: This derivation of the Acute Coronary Syndrome Application (AcSAP) comprised of three local studies, an unpublished audit and literature critique. Read More

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January 2019

Airflow limitation more than doubles the risk for hospitalization/mortality in patients with heart failure.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Jan 4:1474515118822373. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

2 College of Nursing, University of Kentucky, USA.

Background:: Comorbid chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is found in approximately one-third of patients with heart failure. Survival in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease generally decreases as lung function declines. However, the association between lung function, hospitalization and survival is less clear for patients with heart failure. Read More

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January 2019
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Gender difference of symptoms of acute coronary syndrome among Chinese patients: a cross-sectional study.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Dec 17:1474515118820485. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

5 LinYi People's Hospital, Nursing Administrative Department, China.

Background:: The incidence of acute coronary syndrome is increasing in China.

Objective:: To investigate gender differences in Chinese patients' acute coronary syndrome symptoms, attribution of symptoms and reasons for seeking medical service.

Methods:: This was a cross-sectional, multicentre study. Read More

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December 2018

Effect of cardiac rehabilitation on 24-month all-cause hospital readmissions: A prospective cohort study.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Dec 14:1474515118820176. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

1 Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Background:: Ageing populations and increasing survival following acute coronary syndrome has resulted in large numbers of people living with cardiovascular disease and at high risk of hospitalizations. Rising hospital admissions have a significant financial cost to the healthcare system.

Aim:: The purpose of this study was to determine whether cardiac rehabilitation is protective against long-term hospital readmission (frequency and length) following acute coronary syndrome. Read More

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December 2018

EJCN Reviewer of the year and CCNAP Networking Reception.

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Leonie Klompstra

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Dec;17(8):767

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December 2018
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Nurses' use of monitors in patient surveillance: an ethnographic study on a coronary care unit.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Nov 30:1474515118816930. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

3 School of Health Sciences, University of Akureyri, Iceland.

Background:: Physiological monitors are increasingly used for patient surveillance. Although nurses play a vital role in the observation, analysis and use of information obtained from these devices, difficulties in their use, coupled with the high frequency of false and nuisance monitor alarms, can lead to negative working conditions and threaten patient safety.

Aim:: With the purpose of promoting effective monitor use and ensuring patient safety, the aim was to explore both how cardiovascular nurses use monitors in patient surveillance and the effect that the monitors have on the nurses' work. Read More

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November 2018
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Exploring patient-provider decision-making for use of anticoagulation for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation: Results of the INFORM-AF study.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Nov 12:1474515118812252. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

6 Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC, USA.

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). Read More

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November 2018
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Illness identity: Capturing the influence of illness on the person's sense of self.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Nov 5:1474515118811960. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

1 KU Leuven Department of Public Health and Primary Care, KU Leuven - University of Leuven, Belgium.

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November 2018

Examining symptom trajectories that predict worse outcomes in post-CABG patients.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Oct 31:1474515118809906. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

5 Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Taiwan.

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. Read More

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October 2018
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'I hope you get normal again': an explorative study on how delirious octogenarian patients experience their interactions with healthcare professionals and relatives after aortic valve therapy.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Oct 31:1474515118810622. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

1 Department of Heart Disease, Haukeland University Hospital, Norway.

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. Read More

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October 2018
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A modeling-based narrative intervention to promote timely care-seeking in patients with acute myocardial infarction: A pilot randomized controlled trial and feasibility analysis.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Oct 29:1474515118810126. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

The Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

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. Read More

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October 2018
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Effect of reinforced, targeted in-person education using the Jessa Atrial fibrillation Knowledge Questionnaire in patients with atrial fibrillation: A randomized controlled trial.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Oct 17:1474515118804353. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

1 Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences, Hasselt University, Hasselt, Belgium.

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). Read More

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October 2018
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Effects of a self-management programme on patient participation in patients with chronic heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A randomized controlled trial.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Oct 2:1474515118804126. Epub 2018 Oct 2.

5 Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University, Sweden.

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. Read More

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October 2018
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EuroHeartCare 2018 - Tackling the complexity of cardiovascular care.

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Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Oct;17(7):667

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October 2018

The management of atrial fibrillation: An integrated team approach - insights of the 2016 European Society of Cardiology guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation for nurses and allied health professionals.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Sep 27:1474515118804480. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

3 Department of Cardiology, Antwerp University and University Hospital, Belgium.

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. Read More

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September 2018
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Social isolation is associated with 90-day rehospitalization due to heart failure.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Sep 25:1474515118800113. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

5 Department of Cardiology, Kameda Medical Center, Japan.

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. Read More

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September 2018
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Feasibility of clinical hypnosis for transesophageal echocardiography in children and adolescents.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Sep 19:1474515118803513. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

1 Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology Department, CHU Montpellier, France.

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. Read More

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September 2018
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Quality of life, demoralization syndrome and health-related lifestyle in cardiac transplant recipients - a longitudinal study in Taiwan.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Feb 18;18(2):149-162. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

4 Heart Center, Cheng-Hsin Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.

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. Read More

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February 2019

Development and effects of a self-management efficacy promotion program for adult patients with congenital heart disease.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Sep 10:1474515118800099. Epub 2018 Sep 10.

2 College of Nursing, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.

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. Read More

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September 2018
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Predictive models for identifying risk of readmission after index hospitalization for heart failure: A systematic review.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Dec 7;17(8):675-689. Epub 2018 Sep 7.

2 Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, University of California, Davis, USA.

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. Read More

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December 2018

Frailty in elderly patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Aug 29:1474515118796836. Epub 2018 Aug 29.

1 Department of Heart Disease, Bellvitge University Hospital, Spain.

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.

Methods: We prospectively included patients aged 75 years or older with STEMI undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Read More

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August 2018
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MOVE-HF: an internet-based pilot study to improve adherence to exercise in patients with heart failure.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Aug 21:1474515118796613. Epub 2018 Aug 21.

6 Department of Statistics, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, USA.

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. Read More

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August 2018
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Smoking cessation after nurse-coordinated referral to a comprehensive lifestyle programme in patients with coronary artery disease: a substudy of the RESPONSE-2 trial.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Aug 20:1474515118795722. Epub 2018 Aug 20.

2 Department of Cardiology, Academic Medical Centre, The Netherlands.

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. Read More

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August 2018
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The association between smoking and cardiometabolic risk among male adults with disabilities in Taiwan.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Aug 17:1474515118795602. Epub 2018 Aug 17.

1 Department of Cardiology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan.

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. Read More

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August 2018
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Both mental and physical health predicts one year mortality and readmissions in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators: findings from the national DenHeart study.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Aug 17:1474515118794598. Epub 2018 Aug 17.

7 Department of Cardiology, Odense University Hospital, Denmark.

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. Read More

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August 2018
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Indications for and outcome in patients with the wearable cardioverter-defibrillator in a nurse-based training programme: results of the Austrian WCD Registry.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Aug 1:1474515118790365. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

1 Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Graz, Austria.

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. Read More

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August 2018
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An mHealth intervention to improve nurses' atrial fibrillation and anticoagulation knowledge and practice: the EVICOAG study.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Aug 1:1474515118793051. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

4 Discipline of Pharmacy, University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

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. Read More

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August 2018
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EuroHeartCare 2018.

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Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Aug;17(1_suppl):S1-S120

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August 2018
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Algorithms used in telemonitoring programmes for patients with chronic heart failure: A systematic review.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Oct 29;17(7):580-588. Epub 2018 Jun 29.

1 Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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. Read More

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October 2018
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A cohort study examining the factors influencing changes in physical activity levels following an acute coronary syndrome event.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Jan 27;18(1):57-66. Epub 2018 Jun 27.

2 University of Kentucky College of Nursing, USA.

Background:: Low physical activity has long been identified as a risk factor for coronary heart disease.

Aims:: The aim of this study was to determine the factors that influence changes in the physical activity of patients following an acute coronary syndrome event.

Methods:: The prospective, inferential cohort design recruited patients admitted to hospital following an acute coronary syndrome event across five research sites. Read More

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January 2019
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Why some people do well and others don't. The role of sense of coherence in disease adaptation.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Dec 27;17(8):672-674. Epub 2018 Jun 27.

4 Department of Heart Disease, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway.

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December 2018
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Corrigendum.

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Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Jun 1:1474515118787675. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

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June 2018
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A five-year retrospective study of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in a north-east Italian urban area.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Jun 1:1474515118786677. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

1 Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Integrata di Udine, Italy.

Background: The reporting and analysing of data of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests encourages the quality improvement of the emergency medical services. For this reason, the establishment of a sufficiently large patient database is intended to allow analysis of resuscitation treatments for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and performances of different emergency medical services.

Aims: The aim of this study was to describe the demographics, characteristics, outcomes and determinant factors of survival for patients who suffered an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Read More

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June 2018
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The life and death construct in heart transplant patients.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Jun 1:1474515118785088. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

5 Faculty of Nursing, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Talavera de la Reina, Spain.

Background: The technological advances of medicine, and specifically the techniques of organ transplants, have allowed crossing the border of life and death. This is especially relevant in the case of heart transplant, since its symbolism requires a redefinition not only of these traditional concepts, but also of the body or of one's own identity.

Aims: To explore the experiences of patients after receiving a heart from a donor. Read More

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June 2018
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Factors associated with non-participation in and dropout from cardiac rehabilitation programmes: a systematic review of prospective cohort studies.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Jun 1:1474515118783157. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

1 Departamento de Psicología, Universidad Loyola Andalucía, Spain.

Background: Although evidence exists for the efficacy of cardiac rehabilitation programmes to reduce morbidity and mortality among patients with cardiovascular disease, cardiac rehabilitation programmes are underused. We aimed systematically to review the evidence from prospective cohort studies on factors associated with non-participation in and/or dropping out from cardiac rehabilitation programmes.

Methods: MedLine, Embase, Scopus, Open Grey and Cochrane Database were searched for relevant publications from inception to February 2018. Read More

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June 2018
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Developing nurses' skills in motivational interviewing to promote a healthy lifestyle in patients with coronary artery disease.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Jun 1:1474515118784102. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

6 Department of Cardiology, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Background: If nurses have the communication skills and the time, they can play an important role in increasing the intrinsic motivation of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) to change their lifestyle. Motivational Interviewing (Mo-Int) can be used to further support this role. However, few nurses are sufficiently proficient in applying Mo-Int skills. Read More

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June 2018
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Prescribed physical activity maintenance following exercise based cardiac rehabilitation: factors predicting low physical activity.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Jun 1:1474515118783936. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

2 Faculty of Health Science, Kristianstad University, Sweden.

Background: Physical activity is important to reduce mortality, morbidity and risk factors in patients with coronary heart disease. This report evaluates to what extent patients are still physically active following an exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation programme 12-14 months post-myocardial infarction and factors predicting why not.

Methods: Data from the National Quality Registry Swedeheart with post-myocardial infarction patients ( n=368) admitted from July 2012 to November 2014 were collected with outcomes of physical activity after 12-14 months. Read More

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June 2018
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Time to expand risk evaluation systems for cardiac surgery? Looking beyond physiological parameters.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Dec 13;17(8):760-766. Epub 2018 Jun 13.

4 National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Risk assessment in cardiac surgery traditionally consists of medical and physiological parameters. However, non-physiological factors have also been found to be predictive of poor outcomes following cardiac surgery. Therefore, the isolated focus on physiological parameters is questionable. Read More

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December 2018
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Facilitators and barriers to research participation: perspectives of Latinos with type 2 diabetes.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Dec 11;17(8):737-741. Epub 2018 Jun 11.

1 Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing, University of California Irvine, USA.

Background:: Latinos constitute 17% of the US population and are one of the largest ethnic groups; however, only 7.6% participate in research studies. There is a disproportionately high number of Latinos living with type 2 diabetes mellitus and are at increased risk for cardiovascular events. Read More

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December 2018
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Predictors of extubation failure after open-chest cardiac surgery based on routinely collected data. The importance of a shared interprofessional clinical assessment.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Dec 8;17(8):751-759. Epub 2018 Jun 8.

3 Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Integrata, Trieste, Italy.

Background:: Extubation failure (ExtF) is associated with prolonged hospital length of stay and mortality in adult cardiac surgery patients postoperatively. In this population, ExtF-related variables such as the arterial partial pressure of oxygen to fraction of inspired oxygen ratio (PaO/FiO), rapid shallow breathing index, cough strength, endotracheal secretions and neurological function have been sparsely researched.

Aim:: To identify variables that are predictive of ExtF and related outcomes. Read More

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December 2018
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