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Co-design of a patient and family-initiated escalation of care intervention to detect and refer patient deterioration: Research protocol.

Aidín McKinney, Donna Fitzsimons, Bronagh Blackwood, Mark White, Jennifer McGaughey,

AIM:To co-design a patient and family-initiated intervention to improve the detection and escalation of patient deterioration on acute adult hospital wards in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. DESIGN:The design is a collective case study approach in an acute hospital in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland using ... Read more >>

J Adv Nurs (Journal of advanced nursing)
[2020, :]

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2019 ESC Guidelines for the management of patients with supraventricular tachycardiaThe Task Force for the management of patients with supraventricular tachycardia of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

Josep Brugada, Demosthenes G Katritsis, Elena Arbelo, Fernando Arribas, Jeroen J Bax, Carina Blomström-Lundqvist, Hugh Calkins, Domenico Corrado, Spyridon G Deftereos, Gerhard-Paul Diller, Juan J Gomez-Doblas, Bulent Gorenek, Andrew Grace, Siew Yen Ho, Juan-Carlos Kaski, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Pier David Lambiase, Frederic Sacher, Georgia Sarquella-Brugada, Piotr Suwalski, Antonio Zaza, ,

Eur. Heart J. (European heart journal)
[2020, 41(5):655-720]

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2019 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of chronic coronary syndromes.

Juhani Knuuti, William Wijns, Antti Saraste, Davide Capodanno, Emanuele Barbato, Christian Funck-Brentano, Eva Prescott, Robert F Storey, Christi Deaton, Thomas Cuisset, Stefan Agewall, Kenneth Dickstein, Thor Edvardsen, Javier Escaned, Bernard J Gersh, Pavel Svitil, Martine Gilard, David Hasdai, Robert Hatala, Felix Mahfoud, Josep Masip, Claudio Muneretto, Marco Valgimigli, Stephan Achenbach, Jeroen J Bax, ,

Eur. Heart J. (European heart journal)
[2020, 41(3):407-477]

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2019 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of acute pulmonary embolism developed in collaboration with the European Respiratory Society (ERS).

Stavros V Konstantinides, Guy Meyer, Cecilia Becattini, Héctor Bueno, Geert-Jan Geersing, Veli-Pekka Harjola, Menno V Huisman, Marc Humbert, Catriona Sian Jennings, David Jiménez, Nils Kucher, Irene Marthe Lang, Mareike Lankeit, Roberto Lorusso, Lucia Mazzolai, Nicolas Meneveau, Fionnuala Ní Áinle, Paolo Prandoni, Piotr Pruszczyk, Marc Righini, Adam Torbicki, Eric Van Belle, José Luis Zamorano, ,

Eur. Heart J. (European heart journal)
[2020, 41(4):543-603]

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2019 ESC/EAS Guidelines for the management of dyslipidaemias: lipid modification to reduce cardiovascular risk.

François Mach, Colin Baigent, Alberico L Catapano, Konstantinos C Koskinas, Manuela Casula, Lina Badimon, M John Chapman, Guy G De Backer, Victoria Delgado, Brian A Ference, Ian M Graham, Alison Halliday, Ulf Landmesser, Borislava Mihaylova, Terje R Pedersen, Gabriele Riccardi, Dimitrios J Richter, Marc S Sabatine, Marja-Riitta Taskinen, Lale Tokgozoglu, Olov Wiklund, ,

Eur. Heart J. (European heart journal)
[2020, 41(1):111-188]

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2019 ESC Guidelines on diabetes, pre-diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases developed in collaboration with the EASD.

Francesco Cosentino, Peter J Grant, Victor Aboyans, Clifford J Bailey, Antonio Ceriello, Victoria Delgado, Massimo Federici, Gerasimos Filippatos, Diederick E Grobbee, Tina Birgitte Hansen, Heikki V Huikuri, Isabelle Johansson, Peter Jüni, Maddalena Lettino, Nikolaus Marx, Linda G Mellbin, Carl J Östgren, Bianca Rocca, Marco Roffi, Naveed Sattar, Petar M Seferović, Miguel Sousa-Uva, Paul Valensi, David C Wheeler, ,

Eur. Heart J. (European heart journal)
[2020, 41(2):255-323]

Cited: 12 times

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Corrigendum to "2019 ESC/EAS Guidelines for the management of dyslipidaemias: lipid modification to reduce cardiovascular risk" [Atherosclerosis 290 (2019) 140-205].

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Atherosclerosis (Atherosclerosis)
[2020, 294:80-82]

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Palliative care and heart failure: Can implementation science help where the evidence alone has failed?

Tracey McConnell, Janet Diffin, Donna Fitzsimons, Craig Harrison, Carol Stone, Joanne Reid,

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs (European journal of cardiovascular nursing : journal of the Working Group on Cardiovascular Nursing of the European Society of Cardiology)
[2020, 19(3):190-191]

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Erratum to "2019 ESC/EAS guidelines for the management of dyslipidemias: Lipid modification to reduce cardiovascular risk" [Atherosclerosis 290 (2019) 140-205].

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Atherosclerosis (Atherosclerosis)
[2020, 292:160-162]

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Artificial intelligence supported patient self-care in chronic heart failure: a paradigm shift from reactive to predictive, preventive and personalised care.

Matthew Barrett, Josiane Boyne, Julia Brandts, Hans-Peter Brunner-La Rocca, Lieven De Maesschalck, Kurt De Wit, Lana Dixon, Casper Eurlings, Donna Fitzsimons, Olga Golubnitschaja, Arjan Hageman, Frank Heemskerk, André Hintzen, Thomas M Helms, Loreena Hill, Thom Hoedemakers, Nikolaus Marx, Kenneth McDonald, Marc Mertens, Dirk Müller-Wieland, Alexander Palant, Jens Piesk, Andrew Pomazanskyi, Jan Ramaekers, Peter Ruff, Katharina Schütt, Yash Shekhawat, Chantal F Ski, David R Thompson, Andrew Tsirkin, Kay van der Mierden, Chris Watson, Bettina Zippel-Schultz,

Heart failure (HF) is one of the most complex chronic disorders with high prevalence, mainly due to the ageing population and better treatment of underlying diseases. Prevalence will continue to rise and is estimated to reach 3% of the population in Western countries by 2025. It is the most important ... Read more >>

EPMA J (The EPMA journal)
[2019, 10(4):445-464]

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Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) functionality: patient and family information for advanced decision-making.

Loreena Michelle Hill, Sonja McIlfatrick, Brian Taylor, Lana Dixon, Donna Fitzsimons,

As the number of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) implanted continues to rise, there is a growing challenge to ensure patients and family members are adequately equipped for involvement in future end-of-life decisions concerning their device. OBJECTIVE:To explore patients', family members' and professionals' attitudes and understanding towards discussing ICD deactivation. METHODS:Case ... Read more >>

BMJ Support Palliat Care (BMJ supportive & palliative care)
[2019, :]

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An exploration of the prevalence and experience of cardiac cachexia: protocol for a mixed methods cross-sectional study.

Matthew A Carson, Joanne Reid, Loreena Hill, Lana Dixon, Patrick Donnelly, Paul Slater, Alyson Hill, Donna Fitzsimons,

BACKGROUND:Cachexia is a complex and multifactorial syndrome defined as severe weight loss and muscle wasting which frequently goes unrecognised in clinical practice [1]. It is a debilitating syndrome, resulting in patients experiencing decreased quality of life and an increased risk of premature death; with cancer cachexia alone resulting in 2 ... Read more >>

BMC Palliat Care (BMC palliative care)
[2019, 18(1):82]

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Interventions to improve psychosocial well-being in female BRCA-mutation carriers following risk-reducing surgery.

Lisa Jeffers, Joanne Reid, Donna Fitzsimons, Patrick J Morrison, Martin Dempster,

BACKGROUND:Women who carry a pathogenic mutation in either a BRCA1 DNA repair associated or BRCA2 DNA repair associated (BRCA1 or BRCA2) gene have a high lifetime risk of developing breast and tubo-ovarian cancer. To manage this risk women may choose to undergo risk-reducing surgery to remove breast tissue, ovaries, and ... Read more >>

Cochrane Database Syst Rev (The Cochrane database of systematic reviews)
[2019, 10:CD012894]

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Secondary prevention and cardiovascular care across Europe: A survey of European Society of Cardiology members' views.

Donna Fitzsimons, Janina Stępińska, Mary Kerins, Massimo F Piepoli, Loreena Hill, Matthew A Carson, Eva Prescott,

INTRODUCTION:Secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease is a significant clinical challenge and despite European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines, evidence confirms sub-optimal patient care. AIM:The aim of this study was to evaluate ESC members' opinions on the current provision of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation services across Europe and explore barriers to ... Read more >>

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs (European journal of cardiovascular nursing : journal of the Working Group on Cardiovascular Nursing of the European Society of Cardiology)
[2020, 19(3):201-211]

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2019 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of acute pulmonary embolism developed in collaboration with the European Respiratory Society (ERS): The Task Force for the diagnosis and management of acute pulmonary embolism of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

Stavros V Konstantinides, Guy Meyer, Cecilia Becattini, Héctor Bueno, Geert-Jan Geersing, Veli-Pekka Harjola, Menno V Huisman, Marc Humbert, Catriona Sian Jennings, David Jiménez, Nils Kucher, Irene Marthe Lang, Mareike Lankeit, Roberto Lorusso, Lucia Mazzolai, Nicolas Meneveau, Fionnuala Ní Áinle, Paolo Prandoni, Piotr Pruszczyk, Marc Righini, Adam Torbicki, Eric Van Belle, José Luis Zamorano, ,

Eur. Respir. J. (The European respiratory journal)
[2019, 54(3):]

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2019 ESC/EAS guidelines for the management of dyslipidaemias: Lipid modification to reduce cardiovascular risk.

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Atherosclerosis (Atherosclerosis)
[2019, 290:140-205]

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Self-care research: Where are we now? Where are we going?

Barbara Riegel, Sandra B Dunbar, Donna Fitzsimons, Kenneth E Freedland, Christopher S Lee, Sandy Middleton, Anna Stromberg, Ercole Vellone, David E Webber, Tiny Jaarsma,

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE:The beneficial effects of self-care include improved well-being and lower morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs. In this article we address the current state of self-care research and propose an agenda for future research based on the inaugural conference of the International Center for Self-Care Research held in Rome, ... Read more >>

Int J Nurs Stud (International journal of nursing studies)
[2019, :103402]

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Patient engagement at the heart of all European Society of Cardiology activities.

Donna Fitzsimons,

Cardiovasc. Res. (Cardiovascular research)
[2019, 115(10):e99-e101]

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The need for a specific definition of cardiac cachexia.

Matthew A Carson, Joanne Reid, Loreena Hill, Donna Fitzsimons,

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs (European journal of cardiovascular nursing : journal of the Working Group on Cardiovascular Nursing of the European Society of Cardiology)
[2019, 18(7):524-525]

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BeGuideWell: A prospective cross-sectional study analysing the awareness and opinions of nursing students in Poland on the usefulness of European Society of Cardiology guidelines in post-graduate education programme.

Izabella Uchmanowicz, Marta Wleklik, Loreena Hill, Magdalena Lisiak, Anna Chudiak, Katarzyna Lomper, Ekaterini Lambrinou, Catriona Jennings, Donna Fitzsimons,

BACKGROUND:The role of clinical guidelines is to provide patients with the best quality, evidence-based care. Nurses are actively involved in the development of the European Society of Cardiology guidelines. A number of the guidelines include specific recommendations relating to nursing duties and, hence, nurses require necessary knowledge and skills for ... Read more >>

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs (European journal of cardiovascular nursing : journal of the Working Group on Cardiovascular Nursing of the European Society of Cardiology)
[2019, 18(7):601-610]

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Patient and family-initiated escalation of care: a qualitative systematic review protocol.

Aidín McKinney, Donna Fitzsimons, Bronagh Blackwood, Jennifer McGaughey,

BACKGROUND:Despite the introduction of rapid response systems and early warning scores, clinical deterioration that is not recognised or responded to early enough prevails in acute care areas. One intervention that aims to address this issue and that is gaining increased attention is patient- and family-initiated escalation of care schemes. Existing ... Read more >>

Syst Rev (Systematic reviews)
[2019, 8(1):91]

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Patient focus in interventional cardiology: proceedings of the 2018 summit of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) - Nice, France, 20-21 June 2018.

Emanuele Barbato, Josepa Mauri, Robert A Byrne, Marco Roffi, Donna Fitzsimons, Gabor Toth, Davide Capodanno, Julinda Mehilli, Anna Sonia Petronio, Alaide Chieffo, Panos Vardas, Christoph K Naber, Dariusz Dudek, Michael Haude, Andreas Baumbach,

EuroIntervention (EuroIntervention : journal of EuroPCR in collaboration with the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology)
[2019, 14(17):1720-1723]

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2018 ESC/EACTS Guidelines on myocardial revascularization.

Miguel Sousa-Uva, Franz-Josef Neumann, Anders Ahlsson, Fernando Alfonso, Adrian P Banning, Umberto Benedetto, Robert A Byrne, Jean-Philippe Collet, Volkmar Falk, Stuart J Head, Peter Jüni, Adnan Kastrati, Akos Koller, Steen D Kristensen, Josef Niebauer, Dimitrios J Richter, Petar M Seferovic, Dirk Sibbing, Giulio G Stefanini, Stephan Windecker, Rashmi Yadav, Michael O Zembala, ,

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg (European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery)
[2019, 55(1):4-90]

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2018 ESC/EACTS Guidelines on myocardial revascularization.

Franz-Josef Neumann, Miguel Sousa-Uva, Anders Ahlsson, Fernando Alfonso, Adrian P Banning, Umberto Benedetto, Robert A Byrne, Jean-Philippe Collet, Volkmar Falk, Stuart J Head, Peter Jüni, Adnan Kastrati, Akos Koller, Steen D Kristensen, Josef Niebauer, Dimitrios J Richter, Petar M Seferovic, Dirk Sibbing, Giulio G Stefanini, Stephan Windecker, Rashmi Yadav, Michael O Zembala, ,

Eur. Heart J. (European heart journal)
[2019, 40(2):87-165]

Cited: 119 times

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Inadequate Communication Exacerbates the Support Needs of Current and Bereaved Caregivers in Advanced Heart Failure and Impedes Shared Decision-making.

Donna Fitzsimons, Leanne C Doherty, Mary Murphy, Lana Dixon, Patrick Donnelly, Kenneth McDonald, Sonja McIlfatrick,

BACKGROUND:Clinicians face considerable challenges in identifying patients with advanced heart failure who experience significant symptom burden at the end of life. Often, these patients are cared for in the community by a loved one who has limited access to support from specialist services, including palliative care. AIM:The aims of this ... Read more >>

J Cardiovasc Nurs (The Journal of cardiovascular nursing)
[2019, 34(1):11-19]

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