Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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EISSN : 25729292
Current Publisher: Fortune Journals (10.26502)
Total articles ≅ 48

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Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine; doi:10.26502/fccm

Li Ya, Ma Yulin, Li Jialing, Wan Jing
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine, Volume 3, pp 9-14; doi:10.26502/fccm.92920048

Lei Pu, Yingjie Zhang, Yaxiong Li, Yingnan Yang
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine, Volume 3; doi:10.26502/fccm.92920051

Daniela Lucini, Mara Malacarne, Gianluigi Oggionni, Wolfgang Gatzmeier, Armando Santoro, Massimo Pagani
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine, Volume 3; doi:10.26502/fccm.92920052

Parthena Theodoridou, Despoina Masmanidou, Panagiotis Kousidis, Panagiotis Roumelis, Anastasios Tsarouchas, Dimitrios Mouselimis, Christodoulos E Papadopoulos
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine, Volume 3; doi:10.26502/fccm.92920055

QianYi Wang, Shuhua Shang, Jinyu Sun, Guozhen Sun, Zejuan Gu
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine, Volume 3; doi:10.26502/fccm.92920054

Marco Angelillis, Giulia Costa, Roberta Antonazzo Panico, Chrysanthos Grigoratos, Francesca Fiorelli Cristina Giannini, Paolo Spontoni, Laura Stazzoni, Marco De Carlo, Roberto Pedrinelli, Anna Sonia Petronio
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine, Volume 3; doi:10.26502/fccm.92920053

Hussein Mahdi K Al-Mohammad, Falah Hussan, Thuria Amar Habeeb
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine, Volume 3; doi:10.26502/fccm.92920049

Nicole R. Fowler, C. Elizabeth Shaaban, Alexia M. Torke, Kathleen A. Lane, Samir Saba, Amber E. Barnato
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine, Volume 2, pp 10-26; doi:10.26502/fccm.92920032

Abstract:The decision to implant a cardiac device in a person with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia requires considering the possible trade-offs of quality of life (QOL) and quantity of life. This study measured the decision-making experience of patients with and without cognitive impairment (CI) who received a cardiac device and their family members who were involved in the decision. Semi-structured interviews and questionnaires were administered with 15 patient-family member dyads. Interviews revealed few conversations between physicians, patients and family members about the patient’s cognitive status or about the benefits, risks, and long-term implications of the device for someone with CI. Participants largely stated that the decision to get the device was based on the patient’s functional status at the time of the implant, and not on expectations about future functioning. Patients with CI had more regret, measured with the Decision Regret Scale (DRS), (p=0.037) and family members of patients without CI reported more decisional conflict, measured with the Decisional Conflict Scale (p=0.057). Although CI impacts life expectancy and QOL, cognitive status was largely not discussed prior to device implant. Few differences were found between the experiences of dyads that included patients with or without CI.