Samuel F. Sears
East Carolina University
Quality of lifePsychiatryInternal medicinePsychosocialCardiologyIntensive care medicinePhysical therapyEmergency medicinePsychological interventionImplantable cardioverter-defibrillatorHeart failureDepression (differential diagnoses)Atrial fibrillationQuality of life (healthcare)Shock (circulatory)In patientMedical emergencyAnxietyClinical psychologyMedicine
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BACKGROUND The patient experience of heart failure involves a multi-impact symptom response with functional limitations, psychological changes, and significant treatment burden. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the change in patient-reported outcomes in newly diagnosed patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) prescribed a wearable cardioverter defibrillator. METHODS Adults hospitalized for new-onset heart failure, due to ischemic or nonischemic cardiomyopat...
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#1JoAnn Lindenfeld (VUMC: Vanderbilt University Medical Center)H-Index: 60
#2Michael R. Zile (MUSC: Medical University of South Carolina)H-Index: 103
Last. Sara C. PaulH-Index: 3
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Summary null null Background null Previous studies have suggested that haemodynamic-guided management using an implantable pulmonary artery pressure monitor reduces heart failure hospitalisations in patients with moderately symptomatic (New York Heart Association [NYHA] functional class III) chronic heart failure and a hospitalisation in the past year, irrespective of ejection fraction. It is unclear if these benefits extend to patients with mild (NYHA functional class II) or severe (NYHA functi...
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#1Murrium I. Sadaf (Yale University)H-Index: 5
#2James O'Bryan (VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)
Last. Anil K. GehiH-Index: 23
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Abstract null null Objective null In the United States, atrial fibrillation (AF) accounts for over 400,000 hospitalizations annually. Emergency Department (ED) physicians have few resources available to guide AF/AFL (atrial flutter) patient triage, and the majority of these patients are subsequently admitted. Our aim is to describe the characteristics and disposition of AF/AFL patients presenting to the University of North Carolina (UNC) ED with the goal of developing a protocol to prevent unnec...
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#1Khaldoun G. Tarakji (Cleveland Clinic)H-Index: 27
#2Amir Zaidi (Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)H-Index: 13
Last. Abdul R. Maher (University of Birmingham)H-Index: 7
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Abstract: null null Background null High adherence to remote monitoring (RM) in pacemaker (PM) patients improves outcomes; however, adherence remains suboptimal. Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) technology in newer-generation PMs enables communication directly with patient-owned smart devices using an app without a bedside console. null null null Objective null To evaluate the success rate of scheduled RM transmissions using the app compared to other RM methods. null null null Methods null The BlueSy...
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#2T Sarina (USYD: University of Sydney)
Last. C. Semsarian (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 2
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The broad impact of the COVID-19 on self-reported daily behaviors and health in Chinese and US samples remains unknown. This study aimed to compare physical and mental health between people from the United States (U.S.) and China, and to correlate mental health parameters with variables relating to physical symptoms, knowledge about COVID-19, and precautionary health behaviors. To minimize risk of exposure, respondents were electronically invited by existing study respondents or by data sourcing...
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#1JoAnn Lindenfeld (VUMC: Vanderbilt University Medical Center)H-Index: 60
#2Richa Gupta (VUMC: Vanderbilt University Medical Center)H-Index: 1
Last. Faiez Zannad (University of Lorraine)H-Index: 111
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Abstract Objectives The aim of this study was to assess sex differences in the efficacy and safety of baroreflex activation therapy (BAT) in the BeAT-HF (Baroreflex Activation Therapy for Heart Failure) trial. Background Patients were randomized 1:1 to receive guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) alone (control group) or BAT plus GDMT. Methods Pre-specified subgroup analyses including change from baseline to 6 months in 6-min walk distance (6MWD), quality of life (QoL) assessed using the Mi...
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#1Connor Tripp (ECU: East Carolina University)H-Index: 2
#2Anil K. Gehi (UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)H-Index: 23
Last. Samuel F. Sears (ECU: East Carolina University)H-Index: 52
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BACKGROUND The patient experience of atrial fibrillation (AF) involves several daily self-care behaviors and ongoing confidence to manage their condition. Currently, no standardized self-report measure of AF patient confidence exists. The purpose of this study is to provide preliminary support for the reliability and validity of a newly developed confidence in AF management measure. METHODS This study provides preliminary analysis of the Confidence in Atrial FibriLlation Management (CALM) scale,...
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#1Lieke M. van den Heuvel (USYD: University of Sydney)
#2T Sarina (USYD: University of Sydney)
Last. Ingles
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Background: Genetic heart diseases often affect young people, can be clinically heterogeneous and pose an increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). The implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is a lifesaving therapy. Impacts on prospective and long-term psychological and health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) after ICD implant in patients with genetic heart diseases are unknown. We investigate the psychological functioning and HR-QoL over time in patients with genetic heart diseases wh...
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