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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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Executive summary: HFSA 2006 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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Family Influences on Heart Failure Self-care and Outcomes
Many patient education guidelines for teaching heart failure patients recommend inclusion of the family; however, family-focused interventions to promote self-care in heart failure are few. ThisExpand
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Heart failure: evaluation and care of patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction.
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2012 ACCF/AHA/HRS Focused Update of the 2008 Guidelines for Device-Based Therapy of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association
2012 WRITING GROUP MEMBERS* Cynthia M. Tracy, MD, FACC, FAHA, Chair; Andrew E. Epstein, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHRS, Vice Chair*; Dawood Darbar, MD, FACC, FHRS†; John P. DiMarco, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS*‡;Expand
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Health literacy, self-efficacy, food label use, and diet in young adults.
OBJECTIVES To examine relationships among health literacy, self-efficacy, food label use, and dietary quality in young adults aged 18-29. METHODS Health literacy, self-efficacy, food label use, andExpand
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Family education and support interventions in heart failure: a pilot study.
BACKGROUND Self-management of dietary sodium restriction by persons with heart failure (HF) is difficult and usually occurs within the home setting and within a family context. OBJECTIVE To compareExpand
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Effect of a Psychoeducational Intervention on Depression, Anxiety, and Health Resource Use in Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Patients
Background: Psychological responses have been reported for some patients after the insertion of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). This study tested the effects of a psychoeducationalExpand
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Sodium, Blood Pressure, and Cardiovascular Disease: Further Evidence Supporting the American Heart Association Sodium Reduction Recommendations
Recent reports of selected observational studies and a meta-analysis have stirred controversy and have become the impetus for calls to abandon recommendations for reduced sodium intake by the USExpand
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Length of Residence in the United States is Associated With a Higher Prevalence of Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Immigrants: A Contemporary Analysis of the National Health Interview Survey
Background Cardiometabolic risk (CMR) factors including hypertension, overweight/obesity, diabetes mellitus, and hyperlipidemia are high among United States ethnic minorities, and the immigrantExpand
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