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Within this section, an overview of recently published studies across the multi-disciplinary health care arena, relating to the theme of supporting patients following invasive cardiovascular surgical procedures will be presented. Even though specific emphasis will be on highlighting evidence from randomized controlled trials, findings from studies using innovative designs will also be presented.

Hsu, M. Y., Chiang, C. W., & Chiou, A. F. (2021). The effects of a self-regulation programme on self-care behaviour in patients with heart failure: A randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Nursing Studies116, 103778.

 

Scheenstra, B., Mohansingh, C., Bongers, B. C., Dahmen, S., Wouters, Y. I., Lenssen, T. F., ... & Peyman, S. N. (2021). Personalized teleprehabilitation in elective cardiac surgery: a study protocol of the Digital Cardiac Counselling randomized controlled trial. European Heart Journal-Digital Health.

 

Burrai, F., Sanna, G. D., Moccia, E., Morlando, F., Cosentino, E. R., Bui, V., ... & Parodi, G. (2020). Beneficial effects of listening to classical music in patients with heart failure: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Cardiac Failure26(7), 541-549.

 

Carrington, M. J., & Zimmet, P. Z. (2021). Nurse co-ordinated health and lifestyle modification for reducing multiple cardio-metabolic risk factors in regional adults: outcomes from the MODERN randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.

 

Uysal, S., Lin, H. M., Trinh, M., Park, C. H., & Reich, D. L. (2020). Optimizing cerebral oxygenation in cardiac surgery: A randomized controlled trial examining neurocognitive and perioperative outcomes. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery159(3), 943-953.

 

Smith, L. M., & Barrington, M. J. (2020). Ultrasound-guided blocks for cardiovascular surgery: which block for which patient?. Current Opinion in Anesthesiology33(1), 64-70.

 

Coskun, S., & Duygulu, S. (2021). The effects of Nurse Led Transitional Care Model on elderly patients undergoing open heart surgery: a randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.

 

Gök, F., Demir Korkmaz, F., & Emrecan, B. (2021). The effects of showering in 48–72 h after coronary artery bypass graft surgery through median sternotomy on wound infection, pain, comfort, and satisfaction: randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.

 

Brouwer-Goossensen, D., Scheele, M., van Genugten, L., Lingsma, H. F., Dippel, D. W., Koudstaal, P. J., & den Hertog, H. M. (2021). Motivational interviewing in a nurse-led outpatient clinic to support lifestyle behaviour change after admission to a stroke unit: a randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.

 

Elmi, Z., Gholami, M., Saki, M., & Ebrahimzadeh, F. (2021). Efficacy of Valerian Extract on Sleep Quality after Coronary Artery bypass Graft Surgery: A Triple-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial. Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine27(1), 7-15.

 

Kambic, T., Novakovic, M., Tomažin, K., Strojnik, V., Božic-Mijovski, M., & Jug, B. (2021). Hemodynamic and hemostatic response to blood flow restriction resistance exercise in coronary artery disease: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing36(5), 507-516.

 

Chow, E. J., Doody, D. R., Di, C., Armenian, S. H., Baker, K. S., Bricker, J. B., ... & Mendoza, J. A. (2021). Feasibility of a behavioral intervention using mobile health applications to reduce cardiovascular risk factors in cancer survivors: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Journal of Cancer Survivorship15(4), 554-563.

 

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