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CURRENT WORLD LITERATURE: Bibliography

Current World Literature

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This bibliography is compiled by clinicians from the relevant journals scanned by this publication. It is based on the literature regularly pulled into our database from OvidSP (articles are generally added to the database about two and a half months after publication). In addition, the bibliography contains every paper annotated by reviewers; these references were obtained from a variety of bibliographic databases and published between the beginning of the review period and the time of going to press. The bibliography has been grouped into topics that relate to the reviews in this issue.

▪ Papers considered by the reviewers to be of special interest

▪▪ Papers considered by the reviewers to be of outstanding interest

The number in square brackets following a selected paper, e.g. [7], refers to its number in the annotated references of the corresponding review.

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Cardiac and circulatory problems
Identifying treatment burden as an important concept for end of life care in those with advanced heart failure

Review: (pp. 3–7)

Andryukhin A, Frolova E, Vaes B, Degryse J. The impact of a nurse-led care programme on events and physical and psychosocial parameters in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: A randomized clinical trial in primary care in Russia. Eur J Gen Pract 2010; 16:205–214. PubMed | CrossRef

Blecker S, Anderson GF, Herbert R, Wang NY, et al. Hospice Care and Resource Utilization in Medicare Beneficiaries With Heart Failure. Med Care 2011; 49:985–991. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Brachmann J, Boehm M, Rybak K, Klein G, et al. Fluid status monitoring with a wireless network to reduce cardiovascular-related hospitalizations and mortality in heart failure: rationale and design of the OptiLink HF Study (Optimization of Heart Failure Management using OptiVol Fluid Status Monitoring and CareLink). Eur J Heart Fail 2011; 13:796–804. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Caruso R, Verde A, Campolo J, Milazzo F, et al. Severity of oxidative stress and inflammatory activation in end-stage heart failure patients are unaltered after 1 month of left ventricular mechanical assistance. Cytokine 2012; 59: 138–144. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Cua CL, Feltes TF. Echocardiographic Evaluation of the Single Right Ventricle in Congenital Heart Disease - Results of New Techniques. Circ J 2012; 76:22–31. PubMed | CrossRef

Dendale P, De Keulenaer G, Troisfontaines P, Weytjens C, et al. Effect of a telemonitoring-facilitated collaboration between general practitioner and heart failure clinic on mortality and rehospitalization rates in severe heart failure: the TEMA-HF 1 (TElemonitoring in the MAnagement of Heart Failure) study. Eur J Heart Fail 2012; 14:333–340. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

▪▪. Dev S, Abernethy AP, Rogers JG, O'Connor CM. Preferences of people with advanced heart failure-a structured narrative literature review to inform decision making in the palliative care setting. Am Heart J 2012; 164:313–319. [35]

▪. Gallacher K, May CR, Montori VM, Mair FS. Understanding patients' experiences of treatment burden in chronic heart failure using normalization process theory. Ann Fam Med 2011; 9:235–243. [06]

Harris KC, Anis AH, Crosby MC, Cender LM, et al. Economic Evaluation of Palivizumab in Children With Congenital Heart Disease: A Canadian Perspective - art. no. 523.e11. Canadian Journal of Cardiology 2011; 27:E11. PubMed

▪▪. Momen NC, Barclay SIG. Addressing ‘the elephant on the table’: barriers to end of life care conversations in heart failure – a literature review and narrative synthesis. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 2011; 5:312–316. [34]

Pruijsten RV, Lok SI, Kirkels HH, Klopping C, et al. Functional and haemodynamic recovery after implantation of continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices in comparison with pulsatile left ventricular assist devices in patients with end-stage heart failure. Eur J Heart Fail 2012; 14:319–325.

Sack S, Wende CM, Nagele H, Katz A, et al. Potential value of automated daily screening of cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator diagnostics for prediction of major cardiovascular events: results from Home-CARE (Home Monitoring in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy) study. Eur J Heart Fail 2011; 13:1019–1027. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Savard LA, Thompson DR, Clark AM. A meta-review of evidence on heart failure disease management programs: the challenges of describing and synthesizing evidence on complex interventions - art. no. 194. Trials 2011; 12:16.

Schneider N, Oster P, Hager K, Klindtworth K. Identifying elderly patients with advanced heart failure at the end of life. International Journal of Cardiology 2011; 153:98–99. PubMed | CrossRef

▪. Shippee ND, Shah ND, May CR, et al. Cumulative complexity: a functional, patient-centered model of patient complexity can improve research and practice. J Clin Epidemiol 2012; 65:1041–1051. [05]

von Lueder TG, Krum H. Current modalities for invasive and non-invasive monitoring of volume status in heart failure. Heart 2012; 98:967–973. View Full Text | PubMed

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End-of-life care in adults with congenital heart disease: now is the time to act

Review: (pp. 8–13)

Angermann CE, Stork S, Gelbrich G, Faller H, et al. Mode of Action and Effects of Standardized Collaborative Disease Management on Mortality and Morbidity in Patients With Systolic Heart Failure The Interdisciplinary Network for Heart Failure (INH) Study. Circulation: Heart Failure 2012; 5:25-NIL_109. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Beauchesne LM, Therrien J, Alvarez N, Bergin L, et al. Structure and process measures of quality of care in adult congenital heart disease patients: A pan-Canadian study. International Journal of Cardiology 2012; 157: 70–74. PubMed | CrossRef

▪. Braithwaite M, Philip J, Tranberg H, et al. End of life care in CF: patients, families and staff experiences and unmet needs. J Cyst Fibros 2011; 10:253–257. [43]

Buck HG, Zambroski CH. Upstreaming Palliative Care for Patients With Heart Failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 2012; 27:147–153. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Calderon-Colmenero J, De-la-Llata M, Vizcaino A, Ramirez S, et al. Medical and surgical health care for congenital heart disease: A panoramic vision of the reality in Mexico. Inquiry 2009. Revista de Investigacion Clinica 2011; 63:344–352. PubMed

Capone C, Buyon JP, Friedman DM, Frishman WH. Cardiac Manifestations of Neonatal Lupus: A Review of Autoantibody-associated Congenital Heart Block and its Impact in an Adult Population. Cardiol Rev 2012; 20:72–76. View Full Text | PubMed

Chen CW, Chen YC, Gau BS, Wang JK, et al. Exercise Behavior in Adolescents With Mild Congenital Heart Disease. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 2012; 27:317–324. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Costanzo MR, Ivanhoe RJ, Kao A, Anand IS, et al. Prospective Evaluation of Elastic Restraint to Lessen the Effects of Heart Failure (PEERLESS-HF) Trial. Journal of Cardiac Failure 2012; 18:446–458. PubMed | CrossRef

▪. Davies RR, Russo MJ, Yang J, et al. Listing and transplanting adults with congenital heart disease/clinical perspective. Circulation 2011; 123:759–767. [23]

▪. Deal BJ, Jacobs ML. Management of the failing Fontan circulation. Heart 2012; 98:1098–1104. [21]

Dickson VV, Howe A, Deal J, McCarthy MM. The relationship of work, self-care, and quality of life in a sample of older working adults with cardiovascular disease. Heart Lung 2012; 41:5–14. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Ezekowitz JA, Thai V, Hodnefield TS, Sanderson L, et al. The Correlation of Standard Heart Failure Assessment and Palliative Care Questionnaires in a Multidisciplinary Heart Failure Clinic. J Pain Symptom Manage 2011; 42:379–387. PubMed | CrossRef

Fabbri A, Ottani F, Marchesini G, Galvani M, et al. Predicting unfavorable outcome in subjects with diagnosis of chest pain of undifferentiated origin. American Journal of Emergency Medicine 2012; 30:61–67. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

▪▪. Feinstein JA, Benson DW, Dubin AM, et al. Hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Current considerations and expectations. J Am Coll Cardiol 2012; 59:S1–S42. [18]

Fernandes SM, Verstappen A, Ackerman K, Adams EE, et al. Parental Knowledge Regarding Lifelong Congenital Cardiac Care. Pediatrics 2011; 128:E1489–E1495. PubMed | CrossRef

Franklin WJ, Parekh DR, Safdar Z. Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: The Texas Adult Congenital Heart Program Experience. Postgrad Med 2011; 123:32–45. PubMed | CrossRef

▪▪. Gilboa SM, Salemi JL, Nembhard WN, et al. Mortality resulting from congenital heart disease among children and adults in the United States, 1999 to 2006/clinical perspective. Circulation 2010; 122:2254–2263. [04]

Haga K, Murray S, Reid J, Ness A, et al. Identifying community based chronic heart failure patients in the last year of life: a comparison of the Gold Standards Framework Prognostic Indicator Guide and the Seattle Heart Failure Model. Heart 2012; 98:579–583. View Full Text | PubMed

Harrison JL, Silversides CK, Oechslin EN, Kovacs AH. Healthcare Needs of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease Study of the Patient Perspective. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 2011; 26:497–503. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Kaemmerer H, Bauer U, de Haan F, Flesch J, et al. Recommendations for improving the quality of the interdisciplinary medical care of grown-up with congenital heart disease (GUCH). International Journal of Cardiology 2011; 150:59–64. PubMed | CrossRef

Koh AS, Yap BT, Tan JL. Emergency admissions in Asians with adult congenital heart disease. International Journal of Cardiology 2011; 151:54–57. PubMed | CrossRef

Lowe BS, Therrien J, Ionescu-Ittu R, Pilote L, et al. Diagnosis of Pulmonary Hypertension in the Congenital Heart Disease Adult Population Impact on Outcomes. J Am Coll Cardiol 2011; 58:538–546. PubMed | CrossRef

Moodie D. Adult Congenital Heart Disease Past, Present, and Future. Texas Heart Institute Journal 2011; 38:705–706. View Full Text | PubMed

▪. Ohuchi H, Kagisaki K, Miyazaki A, et al. Impact of the evolution of the Fontan operation on early and late mortality: a single-center experience of 405 patients over 3 decades. Ann Thorac Surg 2011; 92:1457–1466. [13]

Oster ME, Strickland MJ, Mahle WT. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Post-Operative Mortality following Congenital Heart Surgery. J Pediatr 2011; 159:222–226. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Panni RZ, Ashfaq A, Amanullah MM. Earlier surgical intervention in congenital heart disease results in better outcome and resource utilization - art. no. 353. BMC Health Serv Res 2011; 11:29.

Ramakrishnan S, Khera R, Jain S, Saxena A, et al. Gender differences in the utilisation of surgery for congenital heart disease in India. Heart 2011; 97:1920–1925. View Full Text | PubMed

Rutten FH, Heddema WS, Daggelders GJA, Hoes AW. Primary care patients with heart failure in the last year of their life. Fam Pr 2012; 29:36–42.

Saini A, Delius RE, Seshadri S, Walters H, et al. Passive peritoneal drainage improves fluid balance after surgery for congenital heart disease. Eur J Cardio-Thorac Surg 2012; 41:256–260.

Savard LA, Thompson DR, Clark AM. A meta-review of evidence on heart failure disease management programs: the challenges of describing and synthesizing evidence on complex interventions - art. no. 194. Trials 2011; 12:16.

Schoormans D, Mulder BJM, Sprangers MAG. Letter by Schoormans et al. regarding article, ‘‘Recommendations for improving the quality of interdisciplinary care of grown-up with congenital heart disease (GUCH)’'. International Journal of Cardiology 2011; 151:121. PubMed | CrossRef

Schuuring MJ, Bolmers PPM, Mulder BJM, de Bruin-Bon R, et al. Right ventricular function declines after cardiac surgery in adult patients with congenital heart disease. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2012; 28:755–762.

Sotirakopoulos NG, Kalogiannidou IM, Tersi ME, Mavromatidis KS. Peritoneal dialysis for patients suffering from severe heart failure. Clinical Nephrology 2011; 76:124–129. PubMed | CrossRef

▪▪. Swetz KM, Freeman MR, Abou Ezzeddine OF, et al. Palliative medicine consultation for preparedness planning in patients receiving left ventricular assist devices as destination therapy. Mayo Clin Proc 2011; 86:493–500. [26]

▪▪. Tobler D, Greutmann M, Colman JM, et al. End-of-life in adults with congenital heart disease: a call for early communication. Int J Cardiol 2012; 155:383–387. [33]

▪▪. Tobler D, Greutmann M, Colman JM, et al. End-of-life care in hospitalized adults with complex congenital heart disease: care delayed, care denied. Palliat Med 2012; 26:72–79. [34]

Tobler D, Greutmann M, Colman JM, Greutmann-Yantiri M, et al. End-of-life care in hospitalized adults with complex congenital heart disease: care delayed, care denied. Palliat Med 2012; 26:72–79. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Tobler D, Greutmann M, Colman JM, Greutmann-Yantiri M, et al. End-of-life in adults with congenital heart disease: A call for early communication. International Journal of Cardiology 2012; 155:383–387. PubMed | CrossRef

Vassileva CM, Markwell S, Boley T, Hazelrigg S. Impact of Race on Mitral Procedure Selection and Short-Term Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Mitral Valve Surgery. Heart Surg Forum 2011; 14:E221–E226. PubMed | CrossRef

Verheugt CL, Uiterwaal C, van der Velde ET, Meijboom FJ, et al. Turning 18 with congenital heart disease: prediction of infective endocarditis based on a large population. Eur Heart J 2011; 32:1926–1934. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

▪. Wein S, Pery S, Zer A. Role of palliative care in adolescent and young adult oncology. J Clin Oncol 2010; 28:4819–4824. [39]

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The challenges of understanding and managing pain in the heart failure patient

Review: (pp. 14–20)

Aldous SJ, Richards M, Cullen L, Troughton R, et al. Diagnostic and prognostic utility of early measurement with high-sensitivity troponin T assay in patients presenting with chest pain. Can Med Assoc J 2012; 184:E260–E268. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Bui AL, Fonarow GC. Home Monitoring for Heart Failure Management. J Am Coll Cardiol 2012; 59:97–104. PubMed | CrossRef

▪. Clark AL, Goode KM. Do patients with chronic heart failure have chest pain? Int J Cardiol 2012. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2011.12.042. [12]

de la Fuente RL, Naesgaard PA, Nilsen ST, Woie L, et al. B-type natriuretic peptide and high sensitive C-reactive protein predict 2-year all cause mortality in chest pain patients: a prospective observational study from Salta, Argentina - art. no. 57. BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2011; 11:29.

Dickson VV, Howe A, Deal J, McCarthy MM. The relationship of work, self-care, and quality of life in a sample of older working adults with cardiovascular disease. Heart Lung 2012; 41:5–14. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

▪▪. Goodlin S, Wingate S, Albert N, et al. Investigating Pain in Heart Failure Patients: the pain assessment, incidence, and nature in heart failure (PAIN-HF) study. J Card Fail 2012; 18:776–783. [02]

Januzzi JL. The role of natriuretic peptide testing in guiding chronic heart failure management: Review of available data and recommendations for use. Arch Cardiovasc Dis 2012; 105:40–50. PubMed

Marks JL, Colebatch AN, Buchbinder R, Edwards CJ. Pain management for rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular or renal comorbidity - art. no. CD008952. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2011;8952.

Ochiai R, Murakami A, Toyoda T, Kazuma K, et al. Opinions of Physicians Regarding Problems and Tasks Involved in the Medical Care System for Patients with Adult Congenital Heart Disease in Japan. Congenital Heart Disease 2011; 6:359–365. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

▪. Richter A, Cederholm I, Fredrikson M, et al. Effect of long-term thoracic epidural analgesia on refractory angina pectoris: a 10-year experience. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2012; 5:822–828. [13]

Savard LA, Thompson DR, Clark AM. A meta-review of evidence on heart failure disease management programs: the challenges of describing and synthesizing evidence on complex interventions - art. no. 194. Trials 2011; 12:16.

Tsarouhas K, Karatzaferi C, Tsitsimpikou C, Haliassos A, et al. Effects of walking on heart rate recovery, endothelium modulators and quality of life in patients with heart failure. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 2011; 18:594–600.

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Ethical challenges in advanced heart failure

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Afilalo J, Therrien J, Pilote L, Ionescu-Ittu R, et al. Geriatric Congenital Heart Disease Burden of Disease and Predictors of Mortality. J Am Coll Cardiol 2011; 58:1509–1515. PubMed

Allen LA, Stevenson LW, Grady KL, Goldstein NE, et al. Decision Making in Advanced Heart Failure A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation 2012; 125:1928–1952.

Angermann CE, Stork S, Gelbrich G, Faller H, et al. Mode of Action and Effects of Standardized Collaborative Disease Management on Mortality and Morbidity in Patients With Systolic Heart Failure The Interdisciplinary Network for Heart Failure (INH) Study. Circulation: Heart Failure 2012; 5:25-NIL_109. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Atzema CL, Austin PC, Huynh T, Hassan A, et al. Effect of marriage on duration of chest pain associated with acute myocardial infarction before seeking care. Can Med Assoc J 2011; 183:1482–1491. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Blecker S, Anderson GF, Herbert R, Wang NY, et al. Hospice Care and Resource Utilization in Medicare Beneficiaries With Heart Failure. Med Care 2011; 49:985–991. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Blecker S, Herbert R, Brancati FL. Comorbid Diabetes and End-of-Life Expenditures Among Medicare Beneficiaries With Heart Failure. Journal of Cardiac Failure 2012; 18:41–46. PubMed | CrossRef

Buck HG, Lee CS, Moser DK, Albert NM, et al. Relationship Between Self-care and Health-Related Quality of Life in Older Adults With Moderate to Advanced Heart Failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 2012; 27:8–15. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Canto AJ, Kiefe CI, Goldberg RJ, Rogers WJ, et al. Differences in symptom presentation and hospital mortality according to type of acute myocardial infarction. Am Heart J 2012; 163:572–579. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Capone C, Buyon JP, Friedman DM, Frishman WH. Cardiac Manifestations of Neonatal Lupus: A Review of Autoantibody-associated Congenital Heart Block and its Impact in an Adult Population. Cardiol Rev 2012; 20:72–76. View Full Text | PubMed

Caughey GE, Roughead EE, Shakib S, Vitry AI, et al. Co-Morbidity and Potential Treatment Conflicts in Elderly Heart Failure Patients A Retrospective, Cross-Sectional Study of Administrative Claims Data. Drugs & Aging 2011; 28:575–581. View Full Text | PubMed

▪. Chaudhry SI, Herrin J, Phillips C, et al. Racial disparities in health literacy and access to care among patients with heart failure. J Card Fail 2011; 17:122–127. [54]

▪. Cho EN, von Kanel R, Marten-Mittag B, et al. Determinants and trajectory of phobic anxiety in patients living with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Heart 2012; 98: 806–812. [24]

Clark AM, Jaarsma T, Strachan P, Davidson PM, et al. Effective communication and ethical consent in decisions related to ICDs. Nature Reviews Cardiology 2011; 8:694–705.

Ezekowitz JA, Thai V, Hodnefield TS, Sanderson L, et al. The Correlation of Standard Heart Failure Assessment and Palliative Care Questionnaires in a Multidisciplinary Heart Failure Clinic. J Pain Symptom Manage 2011; 42:379–387. PubMed | CrossRef

Fields AV, Kirkpatrick JN. ETHICS OF THE HEART ethical and policy challenges in the treatment of advanced heart failure. Perspect Biol Med 2012; 55:71–80. PubMed | CrossRef

Green E, Gardiner C, Gott M, Ingleton C. Exploring the Extent of Communication surrounding Transitions to Palliative Care in Heart Failure: The perspectives of health care professionals. J Palliative Care 2011; 27:107–116.

Greenberg B. Acute Decompensated Heart Failure - Treatments and Challenges. Circ J 2012; 76:532–543. PubMed | CrossRef

▪. Habal MV, Micevski V, Greenwood S, et al. How aware of advance care directives are heart failure patients, and are they using them? Can J Cardiol 2011; 27:376–381. [17]

▪▪. Haga K, Murray S, Reid J, et al. Identifying community based chronic heart failure patients in the last year of life: a comparison of the Gold Standards Framework Prognostic Indicator Guide and the Seattle Heart Failure Model. Heart 2012; 98:579–583. [09]

Haga K, Murray S, Reid J, Ness A, et al. Identifying community based chronic heart failure patients in the last year of life: a comparison of the Gold Standards Framework Prognostic Indicator Guide and the Seattle Heart Failure Model. Heart 2012; 98:579–583. View Full Text | PubMed

▪. Hawkins NM, Jhund PS, McMurray JJ, et al. Heart failure and socioeconomic status: accumulating evidence of inequality. Eur J Heart Fail 2012; 14:138–146. [53]

▪. Imes CC, Dougherty CM, Pyper G, et al. Descriptive study of partners' experiences of living with severe heart failure. Heart Lung 2011; 40:208–216. [50]

Ing RJ, Ames WA, Chambers NA. Paediatric cardiomyopathy and anaesthesia. Br J Anaesth 2012; 108:4–12. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

▪▪. Janssen DJ, Spruit MA, Schols JM, Wouters EF. A call for high-quality advance care planning in outpatients with severe COPD or chronic heart failure. Chest 2011; 139:1081–1088. [16]

Janssen DJA, Franssen FME, Wouters EFM, Schols J, et al. Impaired health status and care dependency in patients with advanced COPD or chronic heart failure. Quality of Life Research 2011; 20:1679–1688. PubMed | CrossRef

▪. Kirkpatrick JN, Gottlieb M, Sehgal P, et al. Deactivation of implantable cardioverter defibrillators in terminal illness and end of life care. Am J Cardiol 2012; 109:91–94. [29]

Konstam MA. Despair Over Disparities Challenges and Pathways to ‘‘Affordable Care’'. J Am Coll Cardiol 2011; 58:1472–1473. PubMed | CrossRef

Maxwell BG, Ingrande J, Rosenthal DN, Ramamoorthy C. Perioperative management of the morbidly obese adolescent with heart failure undergoing bariatric surgery. Pediatr Anesth 2012; 22:476–482.

▪. Mezu U, Adelstein E, Jain S, Saba S. Effectiveness of implantable defibrillators in octogenarians and nonagenarians for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death. Am J Cardiol 2011; 108:718–722. [31]

Ochiai R, Murakami A, Toyoda T, Kazuma K, et al. Opinions of Physicians Regarding Problems and Tasks Involved in the Medical Care System for Patients with Adult Congenital Heart Disease in Japan. Congenital Heart Disease 2011; 6:359–365. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

▪. Park SJ, Milano CA, Tatooles AJ, et al. Outcomes in advanced heart failure patients with left ventricular assist devices for destination therapy. Circ Heart Fail 2012; 5:241–248. [13]

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▪. Rogers JG, Bostic RR, Tong KB, et al. Cost-effectiveness analysis of continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices as destination therapy. Circ Heart Fail 2012; 5:10–16. [44]

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Simon A. Geriatric patients in intensive care medicine. Ethical aspects. Med Klin 2011; 106:24–28. PubMed

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Strachan PH, Carroll SL, de Laat S, Schwartz L, et al. Patients' Perspectives on End-of-Life Issues and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators. J Palliative Care 2011; 27: 6–11.

▪▪. Swetz KM, Freeman MR, Abou Ezzeddine OF, et al. Palliative medicine consultation for preparedness planning in patients receiving left ventricular assist devices as destination therapy. Mayo Clin Proc 2011; 86:493–500. [35]

▪▪. Tajouri TH, Ottenberg AL, Hayes DL, Mueller PS. The use of advance directives among patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2012; 35:567–573. [28]

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Tsarouhas K, Karatzaferi C, Tsitsimpikou C, Haliassos A, et al. Effects of walking on heart rate recovery, endothelium modulators and quality of life in patients with heart failure. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 2011; 18:594–600.

Weeks SG, Glantz SA, De Marco T, Rosen AB, et al. Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Quality of Life in Patients With Heart Failure. Arch Intern Med 2011; 171:1887–1893. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Weiss SA, Jolly N. Practical Considerations of Percutaneous Ventricular Assist Devices. J Invasive Cardiol 2012; 24:25–31. PubMed

Whitlock SN, Goldberg IP, Singh JP. Is Pacemaker Deactivation at the End of Life Unique?: A Case Study and Ethical Analysis. J Palliat Med 2011; 14:1184–1188. PubMed | CrossRef

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Self-care and communication issues at the end of life of recipients of a left-ventricular assist device as destination therapy

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▪. Barclay S, Momen N, Case-Upton S, et al. End-of-life care conversations with heart failure patients: a systematic literature review and narrative synthesis. Br J Gen Pract 2011; 61:e49–e62. [25]

Brouwers C, Denollet J, de Jonge N, Caliskan K, et al. Patient-Reported Outcomes in Left Ventricular Assist Device Therapy A Systematic Review and Recommendations for Clinical Research and Practice. Circulation: Heart Failure 2011; 4:714–723. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

▪. Byram EK. Upstream palliative care for the patient with a left ventricular assist device as destination therapy. Dimensions Crit Care Nurs 2012; 31:18–24. [08]

Canto AJ, Kiefe CI, Goldberg RJ, Rogers WJ, et al. Differences in symptom presentation and hospital mortality according to type of acute myocardial infarction. Am Heart J 2012; 163:572–579. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Caruso R, Verde A, Cabiati M, Milazzo F, et al. Association of pre-operative interleukin-6 levels with Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support profiles and intensive care unit stay in left ventricular assist device patients. J Heart Lung Transplant 2012; 31:625–633.

Caruso R, Verde A, Campolo J, Milazzo F, et al. Severity of oxidative stress and inflammatory activation in end-stage heart failure patients are unaltered after 1 month of left ventricular mechanical assistance. Cytokine 2012; 59: 138–144. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Casida JM, Marcuccilli L, Peters RM, Wright S. Lifestyle adjustments of adults with long-term implantable left ventricular assist devices: A phenomenologic inquiry. Heart Lung 2011; 40:511–520. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Dubner S, Auricchio A, Steinberg JS, Vardas P, et al. ISHNE/EHRA expert consensus on remote monitoring of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). Europace 2012; 14:278–293. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

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Galvao M, Bither CJ. The quest to identify the ideal patient for early left ventricular assist device implantation as destination therapy. Heart Lung 2012; 41: 215–217. View Full Text | PubMed | CrossRef

Greenberg B. Acute Decompensated Heart Failure - Treatments and Challenges. Circ J 2012; 76:532–543. PubMed | CrossRef

Hahmann HW. Cardiac rehabilitation. Current status and future challenges. Herz 2012; 37:22–28. PubMed | CrossRef

Klack L, Schmitz-Rode T, Wilkowska W, Kasugai K, et al. Integrated Home Monitoring and Compliance Optimization for Patients with Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices. Ann Biomed Eng 2011; 39:2911–2921. PubMed | CrossRef

Krabatsch T, Schweiger M, Stepanenko A, Drews T, et al. Improvements in implantable mechanical circulatory support systems. Literature overview and update. Herz 2011; 36:622–629. PubMed | CrossRef

Kushnir VM, Sharma S, Ewald GA, Seccombe J, et al. Evaluation of GI bleeding after implantation of left ventricular assist device. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2012; 75: 973–979. PubMed | CrossRef

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