Sandra B. Dunbar
American Heart Association
PsychiatryAmbulatory careInternal medicineDistressPsychosocialCardiologyNaturalistic decision-makingIntensive care medicinePsychological interventionImplantable cardioverter-defibrillatorPatient educationSocial supportDiseaseComorbidityMEDLINEQuality of life (healthcare)Context (language use)Emergency departmentCardiovascular nursingSodium bloodClinical cardiologySodium reductionSaturated fat and cardiovascular disease controversyFamily medicineMedicineGerontology
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#1Vicki L. ZeiglerH-Index: 1
#2Daniel B. MarkH-Index: 136
Last. Diane L. CarrollH-Index: 1
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#1Sandra B. Dunbar (AHA: American Heart Association)H-Index: 2
#2Cynthia M. Dougherty (AHA: American Heart Association)H-Index: 1
Last. Vicki L. Zeigler (AHA: American Heart Association)H-Index: 1
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Significant mortality benefits have been documented in recipients of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs); however, the psychosocial distress created by the underlying arrhythmia and its potential treatments in patients and family members may be underappreciated by clinical care teams. The disentanglement of cardiac disease and device-related concerns is difficult. The majority of ICD patients and families successfully adjust to the ICD, but optimal care pathways may require additional...
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#2Linda Van HornH-Index: 99
Last. Ralph L. SaccoH-Index: 157
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#1Barbara Riegel (AHA: American Heart Association)H-Index: 107
#2Debra K. Moser (AHA: American Heart Association)H-Index: 97
Last. David J. Whellan (AHA: American Heart Association)H-Index: 66
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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 is widespread in aging populations across the world.1 The burden of HF is manifested in poor quality of life (QOL)2,3 and early mortality.4 In addition, there are >3 million ambulatory care and emergency department visits5 and well over 1 million hospitalizations for HF in the United States annually,6 wh...
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