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The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the Summit Participants and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the American College of Cardiology Foundation and American Heart Association. Background The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have jointly engaged in the development(More)
BACKGROUND Several therapies are guideline-recommended to reduce mortality in patients with heart failure (HF) and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction, but the incremental clinical effectiveness of these therapies has not been well studied. We aimed to evaluate the individual and incremental benefits of guideline-recommended HF therapies associated(More)
As telehealth plays an even greater role in global health care delivery, it will be increasingly important to develop a strong evidence base of successful, innovative telehealth solutions that can lead to scalable and sustainable telehealth programs. This paper has two aims: (1) to describe the challenges of promoting telehealth implementation to advance(More)
BACKGROUND It has been argued that only 12% of adults have the necessary health literacy to manage their health care effectively, which can lead to difficulties in self-care activities, such as medication adherence. Prior research suggests that health literacy may influence knowledge, self-efficacy and self-care, but this has not been fully examined. (More)
Background. Inadequate health literacy may be a barrier to gaining knowledge about heart failure (HF) self-care expectations, strengthening self-efficacy for self-care behaviors, and adhering to self-care behaviors over time. Objective. To examine if health literacy is associated with HF knowledge, self-efficacy, and self-care adherence longitudinally.(More)
OBJECTIVE (i) To compare the prevalence and severity of depressive symptoms between men and women enrolled in a large heart failure (HF) registry. (ii) To determine gender differences in predictors of depressive symptoms from demographic, behavioral, clinical, and psychosocial factors in HF patients. METHODS In 622 HF patients (70% male, 61 ± 13 years,(More)
This paper describes impedance technique and device types, discusses hemodynamic data parameters that are available, discusses the differences between impedance cardiography and data that are derived from invasive pulmonary artery catheters, and explains how nurses can apply bioimpedance cardiography in a variety of patient populations.
With the fast evolution of information technology, traditional healthcare is moving towards a more electronic stage. As a result, the e-Health term appears, and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) become a critical application of e-Health management systems. These computerized records have been widely used by clinicians, healthcare providers, patients, and(More)