Marjorie Funk

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Barbara J. Drew, RN, PhD, FAHA, Chair; Michael J. Ackerman, MD, PhD, FACC; Marjorie Funk, RN, PhD, FAHA; W. Brian Gibler, MD, FAHA; Paul Kligfield, MD, FAHA, FACC; Venu Menon, MD, FAHA, FACC; George J. Philippides, MD, FAHA, FACC; Dan M. Roden, MD, FAHA, FACC; Wojciech Zareba, MD, PhD, FACC; on behalf of the American Heart Association Acute Cardiac Care(More)
In this prospective study we sought to establish the incidence and nature of lower limb ischemia in patients undergoing treatment with intraaortic balloon pump (IABP) counterpulsation and to determine risk factors for its development. The sample was composed of all 258 balloon catheter insertions or attempted insertions for IABP therapy in 249 patients(More)
This study explores gender differences in symptom presentation associated with coronary heart disease (CHD). In this prospective study, nurse data collectors directly observed 550 patients as they presented to the Emergency Department (ED) of Yale-New Haven Hospital. The final sample included 217 patients (41% women) diagnosed with CHD (acute coronary(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the potential value of more frequent QT interval measurement in hospitalized patients. DESIGN We performed a prospective, observational study. SETTING All adult intensive care unit and progressive care unit beds of a university medical center. PATIENTS All patients admitted to one of six critical care units over a 2-month period were(More)
We examined gender and age differences for chief symptom complaints in a population-based sample of 881 women (43%) and 1,192 men (57%) hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Women, in particular older women, were less likely than men to have a chief complaint of chest pain associated with AMI. Overall, a large proportion of women and men whose(More)
BACKGROUND Symptoms, a key element in the patient's decision to seek care, are critical to appropriate triage, and influence decisions to pursue further evaluation and initiation of treatment. Although many studies have described symptoms associated with acute coronary syndromes (ACS), few, if any, have examined symptom predictors of ACS and whether they(More)
Individuals with a chronic illness such as sickle cell disease are at risk for depression. Moreover, they are at risk for untreated depression. Depression may go untreated because of the stigma and high rates of disability associated with this chronic illness that most often affects African Americans in the United States. The purpose of this cross-sectional(More)
The goals of electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring in hospital settings have expanded from simple heart rate and basic rhythm determination to the diagnosis of complex arrhythmias, myocardial ischemia, and prolonged QT interval. Whereas Computerized arrhythmia analysis is automatic in cardiac monitoring systems, computerized ST-segment ischemia analysis is(More)
Health disparities are inequities in the health of different groups of people that may lead to needless pain, suffering, and premature death. The Yale-Howard Partnership Center on Reducing Health Disparities by Self and Family Management is part of a federally-funded initiative to foster the development of partnerships among researchers, faculty, and(More)
BACKGROUND The number of devices with alarms has multiplied in recent years, causing alarm fatigue in bedside clinicians. Alarm fatigue is now recognized as a critical safety issue. OBJECTIVE To determine if attitudes and practices related to clinical alarms have changed since 2005. METHODS The Healthcare Technology Foundation's Clinical Alarms(More)