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New 2018 Cholesterol Guideline: Enhanced Risk Estimation and Therapeutic Options Drive Shared Decision Making.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Mar/Apr;34(2):103-105

Cheryl R. Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, ANP, FAHA, FPCNA, FAAN Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland. Lola Coke, PHD, ACNS-BC, RN-BC, FAHA, FPCNA, FAAN Associate Professor, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois.

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February 2019

PCNA 4 Pages - March April 2019.

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Katy Walter

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Mar/Apr;34(2):99-102

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February 2019

Barriers and Predictors Associated With Accessing Oral Healthcare Among Patients With Cardiovascular Disease in Australia.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Dec 21. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

Paula Sanchez, BN(Hons), GradDipNurs(AcuteCare), GradCert(IntCareNurs), RN PhD Candidate, Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University; South Western Sydney Local Health District; Centre for Oral Health Outcomes & Research Translation (COHORT), Liverpool; and Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, Liverpool, Australia. Yenna Salamonson, PhD, GradDipNEd, MA(Ed&Work), BSc, RN, CCU Cert Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University; Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, Liverpool; and Centre for Applied Nursing Research, Liverpool, Australia. Bronwyn Everett, PhD, MSc(Hons), BAppSc(Nurs), RN Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University; Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, Liverpool; and Centre for Applied Nursing Research, Liverpool Australia. Ajesh George, PhD, MPH, BDS Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University; South Western Sydney Local Health District; and Director, Centre for Oral Health Outcomes & Research Translation (COHORT), Liverpool; Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, Liverpool; and Honorary Associate Professor, The University of Sydney, Australia.

Background: Periodontal disease is associated with cardiovascular disease, and patients should be aware of this risk and seek dental care.

Objective: In this study, the authors sought to identify the barriers and predictors for seeking oral healthcare among patients with cardiovascular disease.

Methods: With the use of a cross-sectional descriptive study design, 307 patients with cardiovascular disease attending cardiac rehabilitation/outpatient cardiac clinics were surveyed between 2016 and 2017 in Sydney, Australia. Read More

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December 2018

Caregiver Contribution to Self-care in Patients With Heart Failure: A Qualitative Descriptive Study.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Mar/Apr;34(2):E28-E35

Angela Durante, MSN, RN PhD Student, Department of Biomedicine and Prevention University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy. Marco Paturzo, PhD, RN Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy; Military Nurse (current), CELIO Military Hospital of Rome, Italy. Antonella Mottola, PhD, RN Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy; Nurse Manager (current), San Pio Hospital, Benevento, Italy. Rosaria Alvaro, MSN, RN, FESC Professor, Department of Biomedicine and Prevention University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy. Victoria Vaughan Dickson, PhD, CRNP, FAHA, FAAN Associate Professor, New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. Ercole Vellone, PhD, RN, FESC Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedicine and Prevention University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy.

Background: Caregiver contribution to heart failure (HF) self-care maintenance and management is important in HF care. Literature remains unclear regarding which practices caregivers perform to contribute to self-care for patients with HF, especially in Southern Europe.

Objective: The objective of this study was to describe caregiver contributions to HF self-care maintenance (ie, treatment adherence and symptom monitoring) and management (ie, managing HF symptoms when they occur). Read More

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December 2018
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Can Computerized Cognitive Training Improve Cognition in Patients With Heart Failure?: A Review.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Mar/Apr;34(2):E19-E27

Zhong Jie Kua, MPsychClin Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychology, Changi General Hospital, Singapore. Michael Valenzuela, PhD Associate Professor, Brain & Mind Research Institute, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Australia. YanHong Dong, PhD Research Assistant Professor, Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies and Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, and Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), School of Psychiatry, UNSW Medicine, The University of New South Wales, Australia.

Background: Cognitive impairment is highly prevalent in patients with heart failure (HF), negatively impacting self-care and consequently increasing mortality. Although computerized cognitive training (CCT) has been found to be efficacious in improving cognition in older adults, little is known about the efficacy of CCT in patients with HF.

Purpose: This brief systematic review examined the feasibility and efficacy of CCT on cognitive functioning in patients with HF. Read More

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December 2018

Malignant and Benign Phenotypes of Multimorbidity in Heart Failure: Implications for Clinical Practice.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Dec 17. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Lei Chen, PhD Research Fellow, Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. Yih-Kai Chan, PhD Research Fellow, Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. Lucy Busija, PhD Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Health and Ageing, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. Tone M. Norekval, PhD Professor, Department of Heart Disease, Haukeland University Hospital; and Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway. Barbara Riegel, PhD Professor, Biobehavioral Health Sciences Department, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Simon Stewart, PhD Professor, Cardiology Unit, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, Australia.

Background: The impact of different patterns of multimorbidity in heart failure (HF) on health outcomes is unknown.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that, independent of the extent of comorbidity, there are distinctive phenotypes of multimorbidity that convey an increased risk for premature mortality in patients hospitalized with HF.

Methods: We analyzed the clinical profile and health outcomes of 787 patients hospitalized with HF participating in a multidisciplinary HF management program with a minimum 12-month follow-up. Read More

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December 2018
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Healthcare Providers' Perceived Communication Barriers to Offering Palliative Care to Patients With Heart Failure: An Integrative Review.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Mar/Apr;34(2):E9-E18

Marianne K. Schallmo, DNP, ANP-BC Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Purdue University Northwest, Hammond, Indiana. Sharon Dudley-Brown, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN Associate Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, University of Delaware, Newark. Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, BA, FAAN Dean of Nursing, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.

Context: Heart failure is a chronic complex syndrome that is common and burdensome. International clinical practice guidelines recommend that healthcare providers communicate palliative care options with patients with heart failure.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to conduct an integrative review to evaluate how healthcare providers perceived communication barriers to offering information to individuals in the palliative phase of heart failure. Read More

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December 2018
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Direct-Thrombin Inhibitor Utilization in Patients With Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia and Undergoing Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis: A Summary of Published Case Reports.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Hisham A. Badreldin, PharmD, BCPS, ASH-CHC Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, and Cardiovascular Clinical Pharmacist, King Abdulaziz Cardiac Center, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Ghada Albassam, PharmD Teaching Assistant of Pharmacy Practice, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, and Pharmacist, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Maha Aldoughaim, PharmD Teaching Assistant of Pharmacy Practice, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, and Pharmacist, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Majed Alyami, PharmD, BCPS, ASH-CHC Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, and Clinical Pharmacist, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) is one of the emerging venous thromboembolism management modalities. There are fairly limited data regarding the use of direct-thrombin inhibitors (DTIs) in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and undergoing CDT.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to provide a summary of the available evidence supporting the use of DTIs in patients undergoing CDT. Read More

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December 2018
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Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Liaison Report.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Jan/Feb;34(1):9-10

Anne M. Fink, PhD, RN, FAHA Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago. Ruth E. Taylor-Piliae, PhD, RN, FAHA Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Arizona, Tucson.

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December 2018
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Nurses Are Key in Preventing Deadly Diagnostic Errors in Cardiovascular Diseases.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Jan/Feb;34(1):6-8

Kelly T. Gleason, PhD, RN Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. Penny Greenberg, MS, RN, CPPS Senior Program Director, Patient Safety Services, Controlled Risk Insurance Company Strategies Boston, Massachusetts. Cheryl R. Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, ANP, FAAN Professor, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.

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December 2018
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Protecting the Evidence Base in a Predatory Environment.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Jan/Feb;34(1):4-5

Harleah G. Buck, PhD, RN, FPCN, FAAN Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa. Randy Polo, JD, MA Research & Education Librarian, Shimberg Health Sciences Library, College of Nursing Liaison, University of South Florida, Tampa. Cheryl H. Zambroski, PhD, RN Director, Undergraduate Student Success, and Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa.

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December 2018
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J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Jan/Feb;34(1):1-3

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December 2018

Widened QRS-T Angle May Be a Measure of Poor Ventricular Stretch During Exercise Among On-duty Firefighters.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Dillon J. Dzikowicz, BS, RN Doctoral (PhD) Student, School of Nursing, University of Rochester, New York. Mary G. Carey, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Rochester, New York.

Background: The spatial QRS-T angle is a measure of repolarization heterogeneity and may be a predictor of poor ventricular health. It is unknown whether a relationship exists between QRS-T angle and blood pressure (BP) during exercise.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential relationship between QRS-T angle and BP during exercise, which may be indicative of ventricular stretch. Read More

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December 2018
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Evaluating Perceptions of Self-efficacy and Quality of Life in Patients Having Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Their Family Caregivers.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Patricia Thomson, PhD, RN, MA, MPH Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, University of Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom. Kate Howie, BSc Teaching Fellow, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom. A.R.M. Mohan, PhD, MPH Research Assistant, Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, Institute of Social Marketing, University of Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom. Misook L. Chung, PhD, RN Professor, College of Nursing, University of Kentucky, Lexington.

Background: Self-efficacy is a critical factor for quality of life in patients who undergo coronary artery bypass grafting, as well as for their family caregivers. However, there is lack of knowledge about whether patients' self-efficacy and caregivers' perceptions of patient self-efficacy are associated with quality of life in patient and caregiver dyads.

Objectives: The aims of this study were to compare self-efficacy and quality of life between patients and family caregivers and to examine whether patients' and caregivers' perceptions of patient self-efficacy were associated with their own and their partner's quality of life in patient and caregiver dyads who were waiting for patients' coronary artery bypass grafting. Read More

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November 2018
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Heart Failure Symptom Biology in Response to Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Mar/Apr;34(2):174-182

Christopher S. Lee, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, FHFSA Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. James O. Mudd, MD Associate Professor, Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cardiovascular Institute, Portland. Karen S. Lyons, PhD, FGSA Associate Professor, Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Quin E. Denfeld, PhD, RN Assistant Professor, Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing, Portland. Corrine Y. Jurgens, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, FHFSA Associate Professor, Stony Brook University School of Nursing, New York. Bradley E. Aouizerat, MS, PhD Professor, New York University School of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Jill M. Gelow, MD, MPH Cardiologist, Providence Health, Portland, Oregon. Christopher V. Chien, MD Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina REX Healthcare, Raleigh. Emily Aarons Undergraduate Research Fellow, Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Kathleen L. Grady, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, FHFSA Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.

Background: We have a limited understanding of the biological underpinnings of symptoms in heart failure (HF), particularly in response to left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation.

Objective: The aim of this study was to quantify the degree to which symptoms and biomarkers change in parallel from before implantation through the first 6 months after LVAD implantation in advanced HF.

Methods: This was a prospective cohort study of 101 patients receiving an LVAD for the management of advanced HF. Read More

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November 2018
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Heart Failure Care Dyadic Typology: Initial Conceptualization, Advances in Thinking, and Future Directions of a Clinically Relevant Classification System.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Mar/Apr;34(2):159-165

Harleah G. Buck, PhD, RN, FPCN, FAAN Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa. Judith Hupcey, EdD, CRNP, FAAN Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research, College of Nursing, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park. Raul Juárez-Vela, PhD, MSc, RN Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University San Jorge, and Researcher, IIS-Aragón, Hospital Clinico Lozano Blesa, Zaragoza, Spain. Ercole Vellone, PhD, RN, FESC Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy. Barbara Riegel, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA Edith Clemmer Steinbright Professor of Gerontology, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Background: Heart failure (HF) dyadic self-care science is advancing rapidly, as evidenced by recent theoretical work, literature reviews, and multiple empiric studies. Typologies, once considered archaic, are now viewed as person-oriented classification systems that allow a whole-system view of information patterns. This whole-system view is particularly needed to understand complex tasks like dyadic HF self-care. Read More

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A Situation-Specific Theory of Caregiver Contributions to Heart Failure Self-care.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Mar/Apr;34(2):166-173

Ercole Vellone, PhD, RN, FESC Assistant Professor in Nursing Science, Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University of Rome "Tor Vergata," Italy. Barbara Riegel, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN Edith Clemmer Steinbright Professor of Gerontology, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia. Rosaria Alvaro, MSN, RN, FESC Professor in Nursing Science, Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University of Rome "Tor Vergata," Italy.

Background: The literature on caregiver contributions to heart failure (HF) patient self-care has grown rapidly during the last few years, but theory guiding this growth is lacking.

Objective: The purpose of this article is to describe a Situation-Specific Theory of Caregiver Contributions to HF Self-care.

Results: We describe theoretical assumptions, the process by which caregivers contribute to HF self-care, factors influencing caregiver contributions to HF self-care, known predictors (caregiver, patient, and dyadic related) and outcomes of caregiver contributions to HF. Read More

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October 2018
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Commentary on "Acute Lower Leg Heating Increases Exercise Capacity in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease".

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Mar/Apr;34(2):134-136

Benjamin E. Young, BS Doctoral Student, Department of Kinesiology, University of Texas at Arlington. Paul J. Fadel, PhD Professor, Department of Kinesiology; and Associate Dean for Research, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, University of Texas at Arlington.

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October 2018

Comparison of Home and Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measurements in Association With Preclinical Hypertensive Cardiovascular Damage.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Mar/Apr;34(2):106-114

Ting-Tse Lin, MD Lecturer, Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine and Hospital Hsin-Chu Branch; and Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. Jimmy Jyh-Ming Juang, MD, PhD Associate Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine and Hospital, Taipei. Jen-Kuang Lee, MD, PhD Lecturer, Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine and Hospital, Taipei. Chia-Ti Tsai, MD, PhD Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine and Hospital, Taipei. Chen-Huan Chen, MD, PhD Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medical Education, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan. Wen-Chung Yu, MD, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital; and Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. Hao-min Cheng, MD, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital; and Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. Yen-Wen Wu, MD, PhD Professor, Cardiology Division of Cardiovascular Medical Center and Department of Nuclear Medicine, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan. Yu-Wei Chiu, MD Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan. Chi-Tai Kuo, MD, PhD Professor, Cardiovascular Department, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan. Jin-Jer Chen, MD, PhD Professor, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan. Zhih-Cherng Chen, MD Associate Professor, Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan. Wei-Ting Chang, MD Assistant Professor, Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan. Ping-Yen Liu, MD, PhD Professor, Division of Cardiology, Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan. Po-wei Chen, MD Attending Physician, Division of Cardiology, Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan. Hsueh-Wei Yen, MD Lecturer, Division of Cardiology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Taiwan. Ying-Chih Chen, MD Attending Physician, Division of Cardiology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Taiwan. Wei-Kung Tseng, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, E-Da Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Fu-Tien Chiang, MD, PhD Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine and Hospital, Taipei. Cho-Kai Wu, MD, PhD Associate Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine and Hospital, Taipei.

Objective: To evaluate whether home or ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring was associated with preclinical hypertensive cardiovascular target organ damage (TOD).

Methods: We enrolled participants with prehypertension and stage 1 hypertension from 11 medical centers within the Taiwan hypertension-associated cardiac disease consortium. Recordings of clinical BP measurement, ambulatory BP monitoring for 24 hours, and home BP monitoring during morning and evening were made. Read More

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October 2018
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A Tailored Dietary Sodium Intervention Using Technology and Psychosocial Support: A Pilot Study.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Mar/Apr;34(2):137-140

Seongkum Heo, PhD, RN Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock. Jean McSweeney, PhD, RN Professor and Associate Dean for Research, College of Nursing, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock. T. Elaine Prewitt, DrPH Associate Professor, College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock. Jeannette Y. Lee, PhD Professor, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock Debra K. Moser, PhD, RN Professor and Gill Chair of Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Kentucky, Lexington. Allison Shaw-Devine, MD Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock. Audrey Morell, MNSc, APRN, FNP-BC Nurse practitioner in Electrophysiology, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS), Little Rock, Arkansas. JinShil Kim, PhD, RN Professor, College of Nursing, Gachon University, Incheon, South Korea. Karen H. K. Yeary, PhD Associate Professor, College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock.

Background: In patients with heart failure (HF), high dietary sodium intake is common and associated with HF symptoms, poor health-related quality of life (HRQOL), and high hospitalization rates.

Purpose: The aims of this study were to examine the feasibility of a tailored dietary intervention with a practical tool (MyFitnessPal) and to obtain preliminary data about the effects on sodium intake, factors affecting sodium intake (knowledge, skills, experiences, confidence, perceived benefits and barriers, and depressive symptoms), HF symptoms, and HRQOL.

Methods: A 6-session intervention was delivered to 11 participants. Read More

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October 2018
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Association Between Medication Adherence and Admission Blood Pressure Among Patients With Ischemic Stroke.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Mar/Apr;34(2):E1-E8

Min-Jie Chen, BSc Master Student, School of Nursing, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. Chan-Chan Wu, BSc Master Student, School of Nursing, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. Li-Hong Wan, PhD, RN Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. Guan-Yang Zou, PhD Research Fellow, Mphil Institute for Global Health and Development, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Susan Holli Neidlinger, PhD, RN Chief Professor and Academic Leader, School of Nursing, Xinhua College of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.

Background: Poor medication adherence is one of the most important factors underlying uncontrolled blood pressure, and ensuing hypertension is the leading risk factor for stroke. However, the influence of prestroke medication nonadherence on the admission blood pressure of patients with hypertension who have had an ischemic stroke remains unclear.

Objective: The aims of this study were to explore the influence of medication nonadherence on the admission blood pressure of patients with hypertension who have had an ischemic stroke and to analyze the reasons for medication nonadherence preceding stroke. Read More

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October 2018
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Existentially Oriented Group Intervention for Patients With Heart Failure: Intervention Development and Preliminary Assessment.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Mar/Apr;34(2):141-146

Noa Vilchinsky, PhD Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. Yaffit Horowitz, MA MA Student, Department of Psychology, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. Ilanit Hasson-Ohayon, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. Eran Bar-Kalifa, PhD Senior Lecturer, Psychology Department, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel. Tatiana Berlin, MD Director of the HF clinic, The HF Clinic, Department of Cardiology, Meir Medical Center, Kefar Saba; and Sourasky School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Ramat-Aviv, Israel. Morris Mosseri, MD Head of the Cardiology Department, The HF Clinic, Department of Cardiology, Meir Medical Center, Kefar Saba; and Sourasky School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Ramat-Aviv, Israel.

Background: Patients with heart failure (HF) cope with a chronic, life-threatening, particularly disabling medical condition. Their well-being is considered to be at a greater risk than that of patients with any other cardiovascular disease, and their psychological distress is associated with a worse prognosis. These patients are often preoccupied with existential concerns such as fear of death, loneliness, and a loss of sense of meaning. Read More

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October 2018
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Social Risk and Mortality: A Cohort Study in Patients With Advanced Heart Failure.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Jan/Feb;34(1):E8-E15

Caterina Checa, MSc, RN PhD Student, Primary Healthcare University Research Institute IDIAP-JordiGol; and Primary Healthcare Centre Dreta de l'Eixample, Barcelona; and Departament de Pediatria, Obstetricia i Ginecologia i Medicina Preventiva, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain. Rosa Abellana, PhD Statistician, Primary Healthcare University Research Institute IDIAP-JordiGol, Barcelona, Spain. Jose-Maria Verdú-Rotellar, MD, PhD Senior Researcher, Primary Healthcare University Research Institute IDIAP-JordiGol, Barcelona; Departament de Pediatria, Obstetricia i Ginecologia i Medicina Preventiva, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra; and Institut Català de la Salut, Barcelona, Spain. Anna Berenguera, PhD Senior Researcher, Primary Healthcare University Research Institute IDIAP-JordiGol, Barcelona; and Departament de Pediatria, Obstetricia i Ginecologia i Medicina Preventiva, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain. Mar Domingo, MD, PhD Senior Researcher, Primary Healthcare University Research Institute IDIAP-JordiGol; and Institut Català de la Salut, Barcelona; and Heart Failure Unit, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona, Spain. Esther Calero, MSc, RN PhD Student, Primary Healthcare University Research Institute IDIAP-JordiGol; and Institut Català de la Salut, Barcelona, Spain. Miguel-Angel Muñoz Pérez, MD, PhD Senior Researcher, Primary Healthcare University Research Institute IDIAP-JordiGol, Barcelona; Departament de Pediatria, Obstetricia i Ginecologia i Medicina Preventiva, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra; and Institut Català de la Salut, Barcelona, Spain.

Background: Heart failure (HF) is a chronic condition that usually leads to death a few years after diagnosis. Although several clinical factors have been found to be related to increased mortality, less is known about the impact of social context, especially at the end stage of the disease. Knowing about social context is important to properly classify risk and provide holistic management for patients with advanced HF. Read More

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October 2018

Risk Factors for Post-Acute Coronary Syndrome Depression: A Meta-analysis of Observational Studies.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Jan/Feb;34(1):60-70

Mei-zhen Yuan, MD Clinical Nurse, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital, Chongqing Medical University, China. Qin Fang, MD Associate Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital, Chongqing Medical University, China. Guang-wei Liu, MD Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, The First Affiliated Hospital, Chongqing Medical University, China. Min Zhou, MD Clinical Nurse, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital, Chongqing Medical University, China. Jian-mei Wu, MD Clinical Nurse, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital, Chongqing Medical University, China. Chun-yun Pu, MD Clinical Nurse, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital, Chongqing Medical University, China.

Background: The incidence of depression is very common among patients with post-acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and leads to adverse outcomes.

Aims: The aim of this meta-analysis was to detect risk factors for depression among patients with ACS and to provide clinical evidence for its prevention.

Methods: The authors followed the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guideline to search the PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE, and EBSCO databases from January 1996 to March 2018. Read More

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October 2018
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Eliminating Cardiovascular Health Disparities: There Has Been Progress, but There Is More to Do!

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Lola A Coke

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Nov/Dec;33(6):506-508

Lola A. Coke, PhD, ACNS-BC, CVRN-BC, FAHA, FPCNA, FAAN Associate Professor and Clinical Nurse Specialist, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois.

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October 2018
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Introducing Our New Associate Editors.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Nov/Dec;33(6):505

Barbara Riegel, PhD, RN, FPCNA, FAHA, FAAN Edith Clemmer Steinbright Professor of Gerontology, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia. Debra K. Moser, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN Professor and Linda C. Gill Chair of Cardiovascular Nursing, Assistant Dean for the PhD Program and Scholarly Affairs, and Director of the RICH Heart Program, College of Nursing, University of Kentucky, Lexington.

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October 2018
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PCNA News.

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J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Nov/Dec;33(6):501-504

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October 2018
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Individualized Family-Centered Developmental Care: An Essential Model to Address the Unique Needs of Infants With Congenital Heart Disease.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Jan/Feb;34(1):85-93

Amy Lisanti, PhD, RN, CCNS, CCRN-K NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing; and Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Scientist, Cardiac Nursing at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dorothy Vittner, PhD, RN Nurse Scientist, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford; and Faculty, School of Nursing and an Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut School of Nursing, Storrs. Barbara Medoff-Cooper, PhD, RN Professor, Univeristy of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia. Jennifer Fogel, M.S.CCC-SLP/L Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist, Advocate Children's Hospital, Oak Lawn, Illinois. Gil Wernovsky, MD Senior Consultant in Cardiac Critical Care and Pediatric Cardiology, Children's National Health System, Washington, District of Columbia. Samantha Butler, PhD Developmental and Clinical Psychologist Director, Boston Children's; and Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Background: Infants born with critical congenital heart disease (cCHD) who require surgical intervention in the newborn period are often hospitalized in a cardiac intensive care unit (CICU). Cardiac surgery and the CICU environment are traumatic to infants and their families. Infants are exposed to overwhelming stress, which can result in increased pain, physiologic instability, behavioral disorganization, disrupted attachment, and altered brain development. Read More

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January 2020
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Psychometric Testing of the Revised Self-Care of Heart Failure Index.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Mar/Apr;34(2):183-192

Barbara Riegel, PhD, RN, FAAN Edith Clemmer Steinbright Professor of Gerontology, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Claudio Barbaranelli, PhD Professor of Psychometry, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Beverly Carlson, PhD, RN, FAHA Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, San Diego State University, California. Kristen A. Sethares, PhD, RN, CNE, FAHA Professor, School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Marguerite Daus, BSN, RN Doctoral Student, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia. Debra K. Moser, PhD, RN, FAAN Professor and Linda C. Gill Chair of Cardiovascular Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Kentucky, Lexington. Jennifer Miller, PhD, RN Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Kentucky, Lexington. Onome Osokpo, MSN, RN Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Doctoral Fellow, Research on Vulnerable Women, Children and Families (T32NR007100), University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia. Solim Lee, MSN, RN PhD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia. Stacey Brown, MA Project Manager, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia. Ercole Vellone, PhD, RN, FESC Assistant Professor, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy.

Background: Self-care is essential in people with chronic heart failure (HF). The process of self-care was refined in the revised situation specific theory of HF self-care, so we updated the instrument measuring self-care to match the updated theory. The aim of this study was to test the psychometric properties of the revised 29-item Self-Care of Heart Failure Index (SCHFI). Read More

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October 2018
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Correlates of Endothelial Function in Older Adults With Untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Jan/Feb;34(1):E1-E7

Christopher C. Imes, PhD University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pennsylvania. Lynn M. Baniak, PhD University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pennsylvania. JiYeon Choi, PhD University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pennsylvania; and Yonsei University College of Nursing, Seoul, Korea. Faith S. Luyster, PhD University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pennsylvania. Jonna L. Morris, BSN University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pennsylvania. Dianxu Ren, MD, PhD University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pennsylvania. Eileen R. Chasens, PhD University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pennsylvania.

Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a highly prevalent and consequential sleep disorder in older adults. Untreated moderate to severe OSA substantially increases the risk for hypertension and cardiovascular disease (CVD), which can be attributed to the accelerated progression of atherosclerosis and endothelial dysfunction.

Objective: The aim of this study was to identify factors that can function as correlates of endothelial function in older adults with untreated, moderate to severe OSA and CVD or CVD risk factors. Read More

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January 2020
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Relationship Between Types of Social Support, Coping Strategies, and Psychological Distress in Individuals Living With Congenital Heart Disease.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Jan/Feb;34(1):76-84

Mi-Yeon Kim, PhD, RN Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary in Qatar. Joy L. Johnson, PhD, RN, FCAHS Vice President, Research Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada. Richard Sawatzky, PhD, RN Professor, School of Nursing, Trinity Western University, British Columbia; and Research Scientist, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, Providence Health Care, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Background: Many people with congenital heart disease (CHD) experience psychological distress related to medical complications and psychosocial issues related to the disease. Although studies show that social support and coping strategies are closely associated with psychological distress in people struggling with different chronic health challenges, very little is known about whether the same factors hold true for the psychological distress of people living with CHD.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between types of social support, coping strategies, and psychological distress for individuals living with CHD. Read More

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October 2018

Symptom Perception, Evaluation, Response to Symptom, and Delayed Care Seeking in Patients With Acute Heart Failure: An Observational Study.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Jan/Feb;34(1):36-43

Akiko Okada, MN, RN Graduate student, Graduate School of Nursing, Kitasato University, Sagamihara, Japan. Miyuki Tsuchihashi-Makaya, PhD, RN Professor, School of Nursing, Kitasato University, Sagamihara, Japan. JungHee Kang, BS, BSN Graduate student, College of Nursing/College of Public Health, University of Kentucky, Lexington. Yoshiyuki Aoki, RN Staff nurse, Department of Nursing, Saku Central Hospital Advanced Care Center, Japan. Mariko Fukawa, MN, RN Staff nurse, Department of Nursing, Odawara Cardiovascular Hospital, Japan. Shiho Matsuoka, MS, RN Graduate student, Section of Liaison Psychiatry & Palliative Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine & Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical & Dental University, Japan.

Background: Exacerbation of heart failure (HF) requires early intervention to prevent hospital admission and to reduce mortality. Early care seeking requires that patients perceive symptoms, accurately evaluate perceived symptoms, and respond appropriately. How perception, evaluation, and response to symptoms are associated with delay in seeking care for worsening symptoms has rarely been studied. Read More

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October 2018
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Sexual Counseling Provided by Cardiovascular Nurses: Attitudes, Beliefs, Perceived Barriers, and Proposed Solutions.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Nov/Dec;33(6):E24-E30

Fadime Gök, PhD Assistant Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Surgical Nursing Department, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey. Fatma Demir Korkmaz, PhD Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Surgical Nursing Department, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey.

Background: Although sex lives of patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) are affected in various ways and degrees, nurses working with these patients refrain from talking about sexual matters with their patients or encounter barriers trying to do so.

Objective: The purpose of this descriptive study was to identify attitudes and beliefs of cardiovascular nurses regarding talking to their patients about sexual problems, perceived barriers, and proposed solutions.

Methods: The sample included 170 nurses working for the cardiology and cardiac surgery departments of 1 university hospital, 2 ministry of health hospitals, and 2 private hospitals in Turkey. Read More

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October 2018
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Comparison Between Non-High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol to Estimate Cardiovascular Risk Using a Multivariate Model.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Nov/Dec;33(6):E17-E23

Antonio Palazón-Bru, PhD Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine, Miguel Hernández University, San Juan de Alicante, Spain. Julio Antonio Carbayo-Herencia, MD, PhD Associated Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine, Miguel Hernández University, San Juan de Alicante; and Lipids Unit, Quironsalud Hospital, Albacete, Spain. Marta Simarro-Rueda, MD, PhD General Practitioner, Zone IV Primary Care Health Centre, Health System of Castilla la Mancha, Albacete, Spain. Luis Miguel Artigao-Ródenas, MD, PhD General Practitioner, Zone III Primary Care Health Centre, Health System of Castilla la Mancha, Albacete, Spain. Juan Antonio Divisón-Garrote, MD, PhD Professor, Cathedra of Primary Health Care, Catholic University of Murcia, Spain. Francisca Molina-Escribano, MD, PhD General Practitioner, Casas Ibañez Primary Care Health Centre, Health System of Castilla la Mancha, Albacete, Spain. Isabel Ponce-García, MD, PhD General Practitioner, Alcadozo Primary Care Health Centre, Health System of Castilla la Mancha, Albacete, Spain. Vicente Francisco Gil-Guillén, MD, PhD Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine, Miguel Hernández University, San Juan de Alicante, Spain.

Background: Although studies exist comparing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) in the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD), most have limitations in the mathematical models used to evaluate their prognostic power adjusted for the other risk factors (cardiovascular risk).

Objective: The aim of this study was to compare LDL-C and non-HDL-C in patients with CVD to determine whether both parameters predict CVD similarly.

Methods: A cohort of 1322 subjects drawn from the general population of a Spanish region was followed between 1992 and 2006. Read More

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October 2018
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Experiences of Undergoing Enhanced External Counterpulsation in Patients With Refractory Angina Pectoris: A Qualitative Study.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Mar/Apr;34(2):147-158

Eline Wu, MNSc, RN Registered Nurse, Heart and Vascular Theme, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. Anders Broström, PhD, RN Professor, Jönköping University, Sweden. Jan Mårtensson, PhD, RN Professor, Jönköping University, Sweden.

Background: Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) is a noninvasive treatment recommended for patients with refractory angina pectoris (RAP), which generally includes 35 one-hour sessions over 7 weeks. No study has described how patients experience the time before, during, and between sessions, as well as the time after EECP treatment.

Objective: The aim of this study was to describe how patients with RAP experience EECP treatment. Read More

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October 2018
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The Relationship Among Health Beliefs, Depressive Symptoms, Medication Adherence, and Social Support in African Americans With Hypertension.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Jan/Feb;34(1):44-51

Telisa Spikes, MSN, RN Predoctoral Fellow, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Melinda Higgins, PhD Associate Research Professor, Biostatistics, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Arshed Quyyumi, MD, FACC, FRCP Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Carolyn Reilly, PhD, RN, CHFN, FAHA Associate Clinical Professor, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Pricilla Pemu, MD, MSCR, FACP Professor, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. Sandra Dunbar, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA, FPCNA Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Advancement, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

Background: African Americans are disproportionately affected by hypertension and have lower medication adherence when compared to other racial groups. Antecedent factors such as beliefs surrounding hypertension, the presence or absence of social support, and depressive symptoms have not been extensively studied collectively in relation to hypertension medication adherence in African Americans.

Objective: To determine the associations among demographic and clinical factors, depressive symptoms, hypertension beliefs, and social support with blood pressure medication adherence in middle-aged African American adults with a diagnosis of hypertension. Read More

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October 2018

The Experiences of Younger Individuals Living With Heart Failure.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Nov/Dec;33(6):E9-E16

Alison Walsh, PhD, RN, OCN, CNE Nurse Educator/NCLEX Specialist, Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI). Lisa Kitko, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN Associate Professor, College of Nursing, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park. Judith Hupcey, EdD, FAAN Associate Dean for Graduate Education, College of Nursing, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

Background: Heart failure (HF) impacts 1.7 million Americans between the ages of 20 and 59 years, but limited research exists addressing the issues unique to this age group.

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the experiences of younger persons living with HF. Read More

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October 2018

Psychosocial Adjustment and Quality of Life in Patients With Peripartum Cardiomyopathy.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Jan/Feb;34(1):20-28

Lindsey Rosman, PhD Research Fellow, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut. Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Brown University Medical School & The Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island. John Cahill, MD Associate Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. Samuel F. Sears, PhD Professor, Departments of Cardiovascular Sciences and Psychology, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.

Background: Psychological distress can adversely affect heart failure prognosis, yet the immediate and ongoing challenges faced by women diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) are not well studied.

Objective: We examined psychological distress and quality of life in a large, national sample of patients with PPCM and evaluated whether these characteristics differ among newly diagnosed (0-1 year), short-term (2-4 years), and long-term (5-10 years) survivors.

Methods: One hundred forty-nine patients with PPCM (mean age, 33. Read More

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October 2018
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Translation and Cross-cultural Adaptation of the Chinese Version of the Self-care of Hypertension Inventory in Older Adults.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Mar/Apr;34(2):124-129

Qiao Zhao, BN Postgraduate Student, School of Nursing, Nantong University, China. Yujie Guo, PhD, RN Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Nantong University, China. Yu Gu, MSN, RN Deputy Section Chief, Infection Control Department, the People's Hospital of Rugao, Nantong, China. Lei Yang, BN Postgraduate Student, School of Nursing, Nantong University, China.

Background: Hypertension is highly prevalent among the older adults. Self-care is an effective method for the secondary prevention of hypertension, but until now, there has been no specialized instrument to evaluate the ability for self-care in elderly Chinese patients with hypertension.

Objectives: The aims of this study were to cross-culturally translate the Self-care of Hypertension Inventory into Chinese and apply it to elderly patients with preliminary hypertension. Read More

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September 2018
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Public Reporting of Cardiac Outcomes for Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Systematic Review of the Evidence.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Mar/Apr;34(2):115-123

Pamela B. de Cordova, PhD, RN-BC Assistant Professor, Research Faculty, New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Newark. Mary L. Johansen PhD, NE-BC, RN Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Director, New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Newark. Kathryn A. Riman BS, RN Undergraduate Honors Nursing Student, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Newark. Jeannette Rogowski PhD University Professor, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick.

Background: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is recognized by both the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology as an optimal therapy to treat patients experiencing acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. A health policy aimed at improving outcomes for the patient with AMI is public reporting of whether a patient received a PCI.

Objective: A systematic review was conducted to evaluate the effect of public reporting for patients with AMI, specifically for those patients who receive PCI. Read More

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September 2018
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Dietary Vitamin C Deficiency Is Associated With Health-Related Quality of Life and Cardiac Event-free Survival in Adults With Heart Failure.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Jan/Feb;34(1):29-35

Jia-Rong Wu, PhD, RN, FAHA Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Eun Kyeung Song, PhD, RN Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Korea. Debra K. Moser, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN Professor and Gill Endowed Chair of Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Kentucky, Lexington. Terry A. Lennie, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Faculty Affairs, College of Nursing, University of Kentucky, Lexington.

Background: Vitamin C deficiency is prevalent in adults with heart failure (HF). Little is known about the relationship of dietary vitamin C deficiency with health outcomes in adults with HF.

Objective: The study's aim was to determine the relationships of vitamin C deficiency measured at baseline with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and cardiac event-free survival in patients with HF measured 1 year later. Read More

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January 2020
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Differences in Obesity Among Black and White Children, Adolescents, and Adults With Congenital Heart Disease.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Jan/Feb;34(1):71-75

Jamie L. Jackson, PhD Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Psychology, Center for Biobehavioral Health, Nationwide Children's Hospital; and Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Tondi Harrison, PhD, RN Associate Professor, College of Nursing, The Ohio State University, Columbus. Sarah A. Keim, PhD, MA, MS Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Epidemiology, Center for Biobehavioral Health, Nationwide Children's Hospital; and Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, and Division of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Background: Congenital heart disease (CHD) survivors have an elevated risk for obesity-related comorbidities, but little is known about racial differences in obesity rates for this population.

Objective: The authors aimed to compare rates of obesity in CHD survivors to national estimates using National Health and Nutrition Examination Assessment Survey (NHANES) and to characterize racial disparities in obesity among CHD survivors across age ranges.

Methods: Retrospective chart review included 4496 CHD survivors (4050 white and 446 black) with a range of lesion severities from a pediatric and an adult medical center. Read More

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September 2018

Inadequate Communication Exacerbates the Support Needs of Current and Bereaved Caregivers in Advanced Heart Failure and Impedes Shared Decision-making.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Jan/Feb;34(1):11-19

Donna Fitzsimons, PhD, RN, BSc Professor and Head, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom; and All Ireland Institute for Hospice and Palliative Care, Harrold's Cross, Dublin. Leanne C. Doherty, PhD, BSc Research Fellow, School of Nursing, Institute of Nursing & Health Research, Ulster University, Newtownabbey, United Kingdom; and All Ireland Institute for Hospice and Palliative Care, Harrold's Cross, Dublin. Mary Murphy, PhD, MSc, BSc Resuscitation Officer, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, United Kingdom. Lana Dixon, MD, BSc Consultant Cardiologist, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, United Kingdom. Patrick Donnelly, MD, BSc Consultant Cardiologist, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, United Kingdom. Kenneth McDonald, MD, BSc Consultant Cardiologist, St Vincent's Healthcare Group, Dublin, Ireland. Sonja McIlfatrick, PhD, BSc Professor and Head of Nursing, Institute of Nursing & Health Research, Ulster University, Newtownabbey, United Kingdom; and All Ireland Institute for Hospice and Palliative Care, Harrold's Cross, Dublin.

Background: Clinicians face considerable challenges in identifying patients with advanced heart failure who experience significant symptom burden at the end of life. Often, these patients are cared for in the community by a loved one who has limited access to support from specialist services, including palliative care.

Aim: The aims of this study were to explore caregivers' experience when caring for a loved one with advanced heart failure at the end of life and to identify any unmet psychosocial needs. Read More

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August 2018
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Depressive Symptoms in Women With Coronary Heart Disease: A Systematic Review of the Longitudinal Literature.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Jan/Feb;34(1):52-59

Sydney A. Buckland, PhD(c), APRN PhD Candidate, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha. Bunny Pozehl, PhD, APRN Professor and Dorothy Hodges Olson Endowed Chair in Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha. Bernice Yates, PhD, RN Professor Emeritus, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha.

Background: Interpreting studies about women with coronary heart disease and depressive symptoms is challenging: women continue to be underrepresented in research; data are often not presented separately by sex; many studies do not examine depressive symptoms longitudinally, leaving our understanding incomplete; and the use of multiple depressive symptom assessment instruments makes comparisons between studies problematic.

Purpose: The authors of this systematic review examined 20 longitudinal descriptive studies on women with coronary heart disease and depressive symptoms, including prevalence of elevated symptoms, changes in symptoms over time, findings in women versus men, and findings based on assessment instruments.

Conclusions: The prevalence of elevated depressive symptoms in women was 35. Read More

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August 2018
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Factors Associated With Continued Smoking in Lebanese Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Jan/Feb;34(1):94-98

Samar Noureddine, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN Professor, Hariri School of Nursing, American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Angela Massouh, PhD, RN Assistant Professor, Hariri School of Nursing, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

Background: Smoking in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) increases their risk for recurrent events and death.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to describe the smoking trajectory among patients hospitalized with ACS and associated factors.

Methods: Forty patients with ACS who were smokers were interviewed in the hospital about smoking history, nicotine dependence, depression, self-efficacy, and social support. Read More

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August 2018
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Health Beliefs and Medication Adherence in Omanis With Hypertension.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Nov/Dec;33(6):518-526

Huda Al-Noumani, PhD, RN Assistant Professor, Department of Adult Health and Critical Care, College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman. Jia-Rong Wu, PhD, RN Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Debra Barksdale, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN Professor, School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. George Knafl, PhD Professor, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Esra AlKhasawneh, PhD, RN, FAAN Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman. Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN Professor, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Background: Patients' health beliefs are essential to improve medication adherence among patients with hypertension.

Objective: Our objective was to examine the relationship between (1) patients' beliefs about hypertension, medication, and self-efficacy and medication adherence and (2) medication adherence and blood pressure control in Oman.

Methods: This cross-sectional study included 215 participants with hypertension. Read More

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November 2019
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Self-care: An Update on the State of the Science One Decade Later.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Sep/Oct;33(5):404-407

Barbara Riegel, PhD, RN, FAAN Edith Clemmer Steinbright Professor of Gerontology, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Debra K. Moser, PhD, RN, FAAN Professor and Linda C. Gill Chair of Cardiovascular Nursing, University of Kentucky, Lexington.

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August 2018
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PCNA News.

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J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Sep/Oct;33(5):401-403

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