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Nursing Update: Special Issue: Chronic Illness and Cardiovascular Disease

Chronic Illness - Focus on Cardiovascular disease March 2021

This is a special issue on nursing management and resources for Cardiovascular diseases. It has a focus on chronic cardiovascular disorders affecting many patients
As much as possible full text is listed and some resources can be freely accessible. However, most articles will require an SVHM log in for offsite access

Libguides on Chronic Illness: Chronic Illness - Focus on Diabetes
Other Special Issues in the collection are available here: Special Issues on Nursing Update

Related Library subject guides: Cardiology

These special issues on Chronic Illness will be updated regularly. Please contact Anna Lovang, if you would like to contribute or have suggestions on adding resources for these issues. You can also sign up to receive regular notices on new updates. 


Cardiovascular disease - Risk factors, intervention and management

Australian Institute on Health and Welfare

Cardiovascular disease, 2020

Socioeconomic inequalities in cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease, 2019

Leading cause of premature mortality in Australia fact sheet: Coronary heart disease, 2015

Atrial fibrillation in Australia

Risk factors

Cardiovascular disease risk assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults aged under 35 years: a consensus statement.
Agostino JW,  et al. Medical Journal of Australia. 212(9):422-427, 2020 05.

Ultra-processed food intake and risk of cardiovascular disease: prospective cohort study (NutriNet-Santé)​ Systematic Review
Bernard Srour et al. BMJ 2019;365:l 1451.

A systematic review of community nursing interventions focusing on improving outcomes for individuals exhibiting risk factors of cardiovascular disease Tan, See et al. Journal of Advanced Nursing, Issue: Volume 76(1), January 2020, p 47-61.

Understanding perceptions of health, lifestyle risks and chronic disease in middle age.
Halcomb, Elizabeth, Ashley, Christine, Middleton, Rebekkah, et al. J Clin Nurs. 2021; doi:10.1111/jocn.15711.

Interventions and management for cardiovascular patients

Interventions to empower cardiorenal patients: A systematic review, 2022 
Ania-Gonzalez N., Olano-Lizarraga M. & Vazquez-Calatayud M. (2022). Journal of Advanced NursingJ. Adv. Nurs.78, 363-376

The effects of a nurse-led lifestyle intervention program on cardiovascular risk, self-efficacy and health promoting behaviours among patients with metabolic syndrome: Randomized controlled trial, 2020  Zheng, Xujuan et al. International Journal of Nursing Studies, Vol. Volume 109, September 2020.

Effectiveness of the nurse-led Activate intervention in patients at risk of cardiovascular disease in primary care: a cluster-randomised controlled trial, 2020 Heleen Westland et al. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Volume 19, Issue 8, 1 December 2020

Cardiac disease and stroke: Practical implications for personalised care in cardiac-stroke patients. A state of the art review supported by the Association of Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions, 2020 Jeroen Hendriks, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Volume 19, Issue 6, 1 August 2020

Outcomes of nurse practitioner-led care in patients with cardiovascular disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis 
Smigorowsky MJ, Sebastianski M, Sean McMurtry M, Tsuyuki RT, Norris CM. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 76(1):81-95, 2020.

Cardiovascular nurses' adherence to practice standards in in‐hospital telemetry monitoring, 2019
Nina Fålun et al. Volume25, Issue1, January 2020.

Research & Training
**NEW Nurse Faculty Experiences Teaching Chronic Illness Self-Management Concepts: An Exploratory Study, 2021
Lam CK, Copel LC, Deveneau L. Nurs Educ Perspect. 2021 Nov-Dec 01;42(6):344-349

Cardiovascular Nursing Science Priorities: A Statement From the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, 2020  Piano, Mariann al. The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Issue: Volume 33(4), July/August 2018.

The effect of knowledge brokering on nurses' empathy with patients receiving cardiac care: A study protocol, 2020
Atefeh Galehdarifard et al. BMC Health Services Research volume 20, Article number: 680 (2020) 

Advancing cardiovascular care through nursing research, quality improvement, and evidence-based practice
Diana-Lyn Baptiste, Quanlei Li, Jennifer L. Milesky, Rebecca Wright, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD, USA. Shanghai Chest, 2019.

Guidelines and practice tools

Australian Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes
National Heart Foundation of Australia & Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, 2016.

Acute Coronary Syndromes Guidelines (2016)
Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Practice Standards for Australian Cardiovascular Nurses, 2020
Copyright © 2020 Australasian Cardiovascular Nursing College

Nurses’ use of monitors in patient surveillance: an ethnographic study on a coronary care unit, 2019
Gerður Rán Freysdóttir, Kristín Björnsdóttir, Margrét Hrönn Svavarsdóttir.  European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Volume 18, Issue 4, 1 April 2019.

An mHealth intervention to improve nurses' atrial fibrillation and anticoagulation knowledge and practice: the EVICOAG study, 2019
Caleb C Ferguson. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Volume:18, Issue:1, Page(s):7

Cardiac Monitoring: Hospital-wide Education and Staff Competence
Crimlisk, Janet T. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing. Issue: Volume 34(3), May/June 2015, p 170-175.


European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
British journal of Cardiac Nursing
International Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing -
 Limited Open Access 
American Journal of Cardiology 
European Heart Journal 
European Journal of Heart Failure 
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology 
Heart, Lung and Circulation 
Journal of the American College of Cardiology

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How coronary artery catheterisation has influenced cardiovascular nursing – An historical Australian perspective, 2020 ABSTRACT ONLY
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Special Issue: Cardiovascular Nursing Research: Clinical Nursing Research, Vol, 29 (2) (pp 71-72), 2020 (ABSTRACT ONLY)
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**NEW  A Scoping Review of Health Literacy Measurement Tools in the Context of Cardiovascular Health
Rita Wai Yu Chan, Adnan Kisa. Health Education & Behavior. Volume: 46 issue: 4, page(s): 677-688, Aug 2019.
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Cardiovascular disease - specific disorders & nursing assessment

Cardiac, Cardiovascular Nursing Health assessment

Nursing Assessment of the Cardiovascular System
Nursecepts (website), 2017. 

Chest Pain Assessment: What to Do When Your Patient Has Chest Pain
(AU. Publisher: Ausmed, 2020, Online CPD)

Heart Failure


Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: A Pharmacologic Review, 2022
Joseph J., Choudhury A., Kane S.P. Orthop. Nurs.. 2022;41(4):289-292. 

The Impact of Motivational Interviewing on Self-care and Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure, 2022
Garcimartin P., Astals-Vizcaino M., Badosa N., et al. J. Cardiovasc. Nurs.. 2022;37(5):456-464

Nurse-Led Positive Psychology Intervention Is Feasible in Patients With Heart Failure
Taylor, Erin; Sparks, Denise; Rukavina, Madeline; Biddle, Martha P; Wells, Gretchen L. The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing: 3/4 2021 - Volume 36 - Issue 2 - p 131-135.

Mackay Heart Failure Study: examining the root causes, compliance with guideline-based therapy and prognosis AUS
Heart, Lung and Circulation:2021:30(9):1302-08 

Cardiovascular disease: various issues

Cardiomyopathies 1: classification, pathophysiology and symptoms. 
Cardiomyopathies 2: diagnosis, treatment and practice implications
Selina Jarvis, Nursing Times [online]; 2019, 115: 7, 38-42.
Accessible through Nursing TimesNet with a free weekly subscription. See: Cardiomyopathies 1 & 2

Efficacy of Mobile Health for Self-management of Cardiometabolic Risk Factors: A Theory-Guided Systematic Review
Delva, Sabianca. The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.Issue: Volume 36(1), January/February 2021, p 34-55.

Cardiac arrhythmias amongst hospitalised Coronavirus 2019 (COVID‐19) patients: Prevalence, characterisation, and clinical algorithm to classify arrhythmic risk
Moshe Rav‐Acha et al. International Journal of Clinical Practice. Volume75, Issue4, April 2021,e13788.

A narrative review of how sleep-related breathing disorders and cardiovascular diseases are linked.
Moon C., Phelan C.H., Lauver D.R., Bratzke L.C. Clinical Nurse Specialist. 30 (6) (pp 347-362), 2016. Date of Publication: 01 Nov 2016.

Impact of frailty on health-related quality of life 1 year after transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Jeannette A Goudzwaard. Age and Ageing 2020; 49: 989–994.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Experiencing In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: More Data Are Needed
Published ahead of print April 12th. Barros, Andrew J. et al. Critical Care Medicine.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Futile in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Experiencing In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest?
Shah P, Smith H, Olarewaju A, et al: Crit Care Med 2021; 49:201–208.

Qualitative analysis of reasons for hospitalization for severe hypoglycemia among older adults with diabetes.
Pasciak WE, Berg DN, Cherlin E, Fried T, Lipska KJ.BMC geriatr.. 2021;21(1):318.


Nurses' competency in electrocardiogram interpretation in acute care settings: A systematic review. 
Chen Y., Kunst E., Nasrawi D., Massey D., Johnston A.N.B., Keller K., et al (2022). Journal of Advanced NursingJ. Adv. Nurs.78, 1245-1266.

Instant electrocardiogram feedback with a new digital technique reduces symptoms caused by palpitations and increases health-related quality of life (the RedHeart study) Carina Carnlöf, Karin Schenck-Gustafsson, Mats Jensen-Urstad, Per Insulander. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, March 2021.

A Case of Tachycardia and Shortness of Breath
Nicole Kupchik, et al. AJN, American Journal of Nursing. Issue: Volume 120(10), October 2020, p 47-49.

**NEW**  Series on Electrocardiogram

Jarvis S (2021) Nursing Times [online] Accessible through Nursing TimesNet online with a free guest (weekly) subscription. 

Electrocardiogram 1: purpose, physiology and practicalities, 2021
Electrocardiogram 2: interpretation and signs of heart disease, 2021
Electrocardiogram 3: cardiac rhythm and conduction abnormalities, 2021


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