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HFSA 2010 Comprehensive Heart Failure Practice Guideline.
Heart failure (HF) is a syndrome characterized by high mortality, frequent hospitalization, reduced quality of life, and a complex therapeutic regimen. Knowledge about HF is accumulating so rapidlyExpand
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State of the science: promoting self-care in persons with heart failure: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association.
Self-care is advocated as a method of improving outcomes from heart failure (HF), the final common pathway for several prevalent illnesses, including hypertension and coronary artery disease. HF isExpand
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Psychometric testing of the self-care of heart failure index.
BACKGROUND Self-care is believed to improve outcomes in heart failure (HF) patients. However, research testing this assumption is hampered by difficulties in measuring self-care. The purpose of thisExpand
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Impact of Symptom Prevalence and Symptom Burden on Quality of Life in Patients with Heart Failure
Background: Heart failure is an escalating health problem around the world. Despite significant scientific advances, heart failure patients experience multiple physical and psychological symptomsExpand
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Women’s Early Warning Symptoms of Acute Myocardial Infarction
Background—Data remain sparse on women’s prodromal symptoms before acute myocardial infarction (AMI). This study describes prodromal and AMI symptoms in women. Methods and Results—Participants wereExpand
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Causes of delay in seeking treatment for heart attack symptoms.
With the advent of thrombolytic therapy and other coronary reperfusion strategies, rapid identification and treatment of acute myocardial infarction greatly reduces mortality. Unfortunately, manyExpand
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Cardiovascular Health: The Importance of Measuring Patient-Reported Health Status A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association
The principal goals of health care are to help people “live longer and live better,” that is, to optimize both survival and health. In the American Heart Association’s (AHA) special report, “DefiningExpand
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Compliance in heart failure patients: the importance of knowledge and beliefs.
AIMS Non-compliance in patients with heart failure (HF) contributes to worsening HF symptoms and may lead to hospitalization. Several smaller studies have examined compliance in HF, but all wereExpand
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Reducing Delay in Seeking Treatment by Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome and Stroke: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Stroke
Patient delay in seeking treatment for acute coronary syndrome and stroke symptoms is the major factor limiting delivery of definitive treatment in these conditions. Despite decades of research andExpand
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Gender differences in reasons patients delay in seeking treatment for acute myocardial infarction symptoms.
Patients (n = 194) with confirmed acute myocardial infarction (AMI) were interviewed to determine sociodemographic, clinical, social, behavioral, cognitive and emotional factors that contribute toExpand
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