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We explored the relations between positive expectations and adjustment, adherence, and health in cardiac transplant patients. Thirty-one patients and their nurse completed questionnaires before transplantation and at 3 times after surgery. As predicted, patients' self-reported positive expectations were generally associated with good mood, adjustment to the(More)
Disappointing results with pulmonary artery banding and subsequent correction led to the decision in 1977 that all infants presenting to our hospital with atrioventricular (AV) canal and evidence of severe heart failure, lack of growth, or pulmonary hypertension should have early operative correction. Since that time 24 consecutive infants have undergone(More)
The psychosocial adaptation of patients awaiting heart transplantation has not been defined. Forty-one patients (36 men, 5 women; mean age, 48 years) completed standardized questionnaires before transplantation to assess quality of life, physical symptoms, marital/social adjustment, psychiatric morbidity, coping, and compliance to medical regimens. Also,(More)
To determine the effect of beta blockade with propranolol on myocardial oxygen demands and postoperative arrhythmias in patients having coronary bypass operations, 50 patients with chronic stable angina undergoing operation were randomized in a double-blind fashion to receive either propranolol (60 mg every 6 hours) or a placebo. Drug administration began(More)
Heart transplantation in children has increased in the last 5 years because of the availability of cyclosporine and improved surgical techniques. The primary indications for transplantation in children are dilated cardiomyopathy and complex congenital heart disease. The major complications affecting morbidity and mortality are infection and rejection.(More)
The fields of heart and combined heart-lung transplantation continue to evolve, allowing treatment of more individuals with end-stage heart and lung disease. The postoperative course and rehabilitation phase may be arduous, emphasizing the importance of selecting candidates who meet specific medical and psychosocial criteria. Life-long immunosuppression and(More)
The Cognitive Dimensions Framework provides an accessible route to understanding the properties of information structures which may facilitate or hinder their usage. In this paper we report on the adaptation of the Cognitive Dimensions Questionnaire to assist with the evaluation of The POS Store, a software system. Although a Cognitive Dimensions(More)