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Telehome monitoring in patients with cardiac disease who are at high risk of readmission.
Patients with chronic conditions are heavy users of the health care system. There are opportunities for significant savings and improvements to patient care if patients can be maintained in theirExpand
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Determination of the burden of care in families of cardiac surgery patients.
"Burden of care" is a term that describes the effects of the multifaceted stressors associated with providing care to an ill family member. Descriptions of burden of care in acute care populations,Expand
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Using technology to create a medication safety net for cardiac surgery patients: a nurse-led randomized control trial.
PURPOSE Interactive voice response (IVR) technology was used to increase medication compliance and reduce adverse events (hospitalization and emergency visits) in post-cardiac surgery patients. Expand
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Effects of caffeinated vs. non-caffeinated alcoholic beverage on next-day hangover incidence and severity, perceived sleep quality, and alertness.
AIMS Beliefs about the effects of mixing caffeine and alcohol on hangover or sleep may play a role in motivation to consume these mixtures; therefore, information is needed about actual effects. WeExpand
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Telemonitoring for Seniors with Chronic Heart Failure: Patient Self-Care, Empowerment, and Adoption Factors
Telemonitoring (TM) represents a promising technology for the management of chronic diseases. Expand
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Hospitalization Costs of Primary Stenting Versus Thrombolysis in Acute Myocardial Infarction: Cost Analysis of the Canadian STAT Study
Background—We previously showed that primary stenting was more effective than accelerated tPA in reducing the 6-month composite of death, reinfarction, stroke, or repeat revascularization forExpand
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Educational and support needs of patients and their families awaiting cardiac surgery.
OBJECTIVE To identify and explore the learning and support needs of patients and families during the waiting period before cardiac surgery. DESIGN Prospective, cross-sectional cohort survey design.Expand
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Early release following cardiac surgery.
Early release following cardiac surgery can be facilitated by the implementation of a standard protocol for pre- and postoperative care. This protocol involves aggressive pharmacologic therapyExpand
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Association of Implementation of Practice Standards for Electrocardiographic Monitoring With Nurses’ Knowledge, Quality of Care, and Patient Outcomes: Findings From the Practical Use of the Latest
Background— Although continuous electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring is ubiquitous in hospitals, monitoring practices are inconsistent. We evaluated implementation of American Heart AssociationExpand
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The Ottawa telehealth project.
OBJECTIVE To examine the telehealth system as a means of improving access to cardiac consultations and specialized health services in remote areas of Ontario. METHODS The University of Ottawa HeartExpand
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