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JCN:The Beat
We are excited to introduce our new podcast Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing:The Beat. You can find us on Anchor FM and Spotify. Coming soon to iTunes!

Special Call for Manuscripts 

The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing will dedicate special issues on the following topics:

Caregiving- 2 issues Guest Editors Dr. Misook Chung and Dr. Harleah Buck
Precision Health- Guest Editor Dr. Allison Voderstrasse
Systematic Reviews/Meta Analyses- Guest Editor Dr. Todd Ruppar
Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease- Guest Editor Dr. Terry Lennie  

You can find further details on this special call, including deadlines, contact info, and instructions for submission here.                    JCN Special Call for Manuscripts.docx
Editor's Pick Articles

July/August 2019 Issue Pre-implant sympathetic markers, specifically βARK1 and DHPG, were found to be differentiating factors between left ventricular assist device (LVAD) clinical responders and non-responders, as measured by health related quality of life in a study reported by Quin Denfeld and colleagues. Read the article here.

The cardiac intensive care unit environment can affect the developing brain of an infant with congenital heart disease. Individualized Family-centered develomental care can be implemented into the standard of care of the cardiac ICU to promote neuro protection and development. 

Read the article here.

Current Issue Highlights

Progress in Prevention

Heart Failure

Prevalence and Correlates of Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence to Immunosuppressive Drugs After Heart Transplantation: The International Multicenter Cross-sectional Bright Study

Schönfeld, Sandra; Denhaerynck, Kris; Berben, Lut; More

The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 35(6):519-529, November/December 2020.

Acute Coronary Syndrome

Secondary Prevention and Risk Reduction

Physical Activity and Factors Affecting Its Maintenance Among Patients With Coronary Heart Disease Not Undergoing Cardiac Rehabilitation in China

Wang, Jianhui; Liu, Huaping; Chen, Changxiang; More

The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 35(6):558-567, November/December 2020.

JCN presents Guidelines and Scientific Statements for the Care and Management of Cardiac Patients:

American Heart Association

 2013 2012 2011 2010  2008-2009   2004-2007   2000-2003   Prior to 2000


New Prevention Guidelines Available November 2013!

Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults

Lifestyle Management to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk

Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults

Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk


 Research Resources

Official site for the Self Care of Heart Failure Index.

This instrument was developed by Dr. Barbara Riegel over the past 2 decades. This instrument has strong psychometric support and is frequently used to measure self care in studies of patients with heart failure. This site offers a brief history of the instrument, the Self Care of Heart Failure Model upon which the instrument is based, the instrument, foreign language versions, directions for use and for scoring and information about adaptations of the instrument in development to measure self care in other patient populations. As this instrument is in the public domain, it may be accessed through this site and used without specific permission from Dr. Riegel, the developer of this instrument.