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Managing atrial fibrillation: The intersection of cardiology, health psychology, and the patient experience.

Samuel F Sears, Scarlett Anthony, Rebecca Harrell, Connor Tripp, Joanna Bowman, Saleen Khan, Aditi Naniwadekar,

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac dysrhythmia and is an accelerating public health challenge. Challenges related to detection, management, and prevention of disability and dysfunction secondary to AF are increasingly apparent. The subspecialty of cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology, is primarily tasked with the treatment of AF. Patients with AF ... Read more >>

Health Psychol (Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association)
[2021, :]

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Does Activity Tracking Serve as a Cue to Increase Activity in Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Patients?: A Randomized Pilot Study.

Samuel F Sears, Nichelle L Huber, Rajasekhar Nekkanti, Carl Hammerle, Murrium I Sadaf, Anil Gehi, Matt McKillop, Jamie Conti, Bruce Gunderson, Ashley E Burch,

J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev (Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention)
[2022, 42(1):64-66]

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Shared Decision Making in Cardiac Electrophysiology Procedures and Arrhythmia Management.

Mina K Chung, Angela Fagerlin, Paul J Wang, Tinuola B Ajayi, Larry A Allen, Tina Baykaner, Emelia J Benjamin, Megan Branda, Kerri L Cavanaugh, Lin Y Chen, George H Crossley, Rebecca K Delaney, Lee L Eckhardt, Kathleen L Grady, Ian G Hargraves, Mellanie True Hills, Matthew M Kalscheur, Daniel B Kramer, Marleen Kunneman, Rachel Lampert, Aisha T Langford, Krystina B Lewis, Ying Lu, John M Mandrola, Kathryn Martinez, Daniel D Matlock, Sarah R McCarthy, Victor M Montori, Peter A Noseworthy, Kate M Orland, Elissa Ozanne, Rod Passman, Krishna Pundi, Dan M Roden, Elizabeth V Saarel, Monika M Schmidt, Samuel F Sears, Dawn Stacey, Randall S Stafford, Benjamin A Steinberg, Sojin Youn Wass, Jennifer M Wright,

Shared decision making (SDM) has been advocated to improve patient care, patient decision acceptance, patient-provider communication, patient motivation, adherence, and patient reported outcomes. Documentation of SDM is endorsed in several society guidelines and is a condition of reimbursement for selected cardiovascular and cardiac arrhythmia procedures. However, many clinicians argue that ... Read more >>

Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol (Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology)
[2021, 14(12):e007958]

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Patient acceptance: Metrics, meaning, and the "missing piece" in evaluating novel devices.

Samuel F Sears, Zachary Force, Saleen Khan, Rajasekhar Nekkanti,

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol (Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology)
[2022, 33(1):90-92]

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Increased Quality of Life Among Newly Diagnosed Patients With Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction in the Months After Initiation of Guideline-Directed Medical Therapy and Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator Prescription.

Ashley E Burch, Byron J Colley, Michael Döring, Siva Gummadi, Christian Perings, Michael Robertson, Robert Sanchez, Girish Shroff, Christian Veltmann, Samuel F Sears,

<h4>Background</h4>The patient experience of heart failure involves a multi-impact symptom response with functional limitations, psychological changes, and significant treatment burden.<h4>Objective</h4>The aim of this study was to examine the change in patient-reported outcomes in newly diagnosed patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) prescribed a wearable cardioverter defibrillator.<h4>Methods</h4>Adults hospitalized ... Read more >>

J Cardiovasc Nurs (The Journal of cardiovascular nursing)
[2021, 36(6):589-594]

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Characteristics of patients presenting to emergency department for primary atrial fibrillation or flutter at an academic medical center.

Murrium I Sadaf, James O'Bryan, Kevin Biese, Sarah Chen, Zachariah Deyo, Phil Mendys, Samuel F Sears, Heather Tuttle, T Jennifer Walker, Anil K Gehi,

<h4>Objective</h4>In the United States, atrial fibrillation (AF) accounts for over 400,000 hospitalizations annually. Emergency Department (ED) physicians have few resources available to guide AF/AFL (atrial flutter) patient triage, and the majority of these patients are subsequently admitted. Our aim is to describe the characteristics and disposition of AF/AFL patients presenting ... Read more >>

Indian Heart J (Indian heart journal)
[2021, 73(5):588-593]

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Performance of first pacemaker to use smart device app for remote monitoring.

Khaldoun G Tarakji, Amir M Zaidi, Steven L Zweibel, Niraj Varma, Samuel F Sears, James Allred, Paul R Roberts, Naushad A Shaik, Josh R Silverstein, Abdul Maher, Suneet Mittal, Ashish Patwala, John Schoenhard, Martin Emert, Giulio Molon, Giuseppe Augello, Nilam Patel, Hanscy Seide, Antonio Porfilio, Baerbel Maus, Sherry L Di Jorio, Keith Holloman, Ana C Natera, Mintu P Turakhia,

<h4>Background</h4>High adherence to remote monitoring (RM) in pacemaker (PM) patients improves outcomes; however, adherence remains suboptimal. Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) technology in newer-generation PMs enables communication directly with patient-owned smart devices using an app without a bedside console.<h4>Objective</h4>To evaluate the success rate of scheduled RM transmissions using the app compared to ... Read more >>

Heart Rhythm O2 (Heart rhythm O2)
[2021, 2(5):463-471]

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Haemodynamic-guided management of heart failure (GUIDE-HF): a randomised controlled trial.

JoAnn Lindenfeld, Michael R Zile, Akshay S Desai, Kunjan Bhatt, Anique Ducharme, Douglas Horstmanshof, Selim R Krim, Alan Maisel, Mandeep R Mehra, Sara Paul, Samuel F Sears, Andrew J Sauer, Frank Smart, Marcel Zughaib, Paige Castaneda, Jean Kelly, Nessa Johnson, Poornima Sood, Greg Ginn, John Henderson, Philip B Adamson, Maria Rosa Costanzo,

<h4>Background</h4>Previous studies have suggested that haemodynamic-guided management using an implantable pulmonary artery pressure monitor reduces heart failure hospitalisations in patients with moderately symptomatic (New York Heart Association [NYHA] functional class III) chronic heart failure and a hospitalisation in the past year, irrespective of ejection fraction. It is unclear if these ... Read more >>

Lancet (Lancet (London, England))
[2021, 398(10304):991-1001]

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Blood Thinners for Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention.

Krishna Pundi, Tina Baykaner, Mellanie True Hills, Bryant Lin, Daniel P Morin, Samuel F Sears, Paul J Wang, Randall S Stafford,

Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol (Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology)
[2021, 14(6):e009389]

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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on physical and mental health in the two largest economies in the world: a comparison between the United States and China.

Cuiyan Wang, Connor Tripp, Samuel F Sears, Linkang Xu, Yilin Tan, Danqing Zhou, Wenfang Ma, Ziqi Xu, Natalie A Chan, Cyrus Ho, Roger Ho,

The broad impact of the COVID-19 on self-reported daily behaviors and health in Chinese and US samples remains unknown. This study aimed to compare physical and mental health between people from the United States (U.S.) and China, and to correlate mental health parameters with variables relating to physical symptoms, knowledge ... Read more >>

J Behav Med (Journal of behavioral medicine)
[2021, 44(6):741-759]

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Measurement of patient confidence in self-management of atrial fibrillation: Initial validation of the Confidence in Atrial fibriLlation Management (CALM) Scale.

Connor Tripp, Anil K Gehi, Lindsey Rosman, Scarlett Anthony, Samuel F Sears,

<h4>Background</h4>The patient experience of atrial fibrillation (AF) involves several daily self-care behaviors and ongoing confidence to manage their condition. Currently, no standardized self-report measure of AF patient confidence exists. The purpose of this study is to provide preliminary support for the reliability and validity of a newly developed confidence in ... Read more >>

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol (Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology)
[2021, 32(6):1640-1645]

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Out of Hospital Sudden Death in a Rural Population: Low Rates of ICD Underutilization Among Decedents.

Oghenesuvwe Eboh, Yuxuan Mao, Elisabeth Lee, Victor Okunrintemi, Ouassim Derbal, Sharidan Maxwell Hill, Samuel F Sears, Irion Pursell, John P Mounsey, Ashley Burch,

<h4>Background</h4>Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) reduce mortality in patients at risk for life-threatening arrhythmias. Implantation of ICDs in rural or economically disadvantaged populations is suspected to be low. This study examined Out of Hospital Premature Natural Death (OHPND) and electronic medical record (EMR) data to identify rates of non-implantation of ICDs ... Read more >>

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol (Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE)
[2021, 44(6):980-985]

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Mental Disorders, Substance Use Disorders, and Psychotropic Medication Use Among Sudden-Death Victims.

Jessica Ford, Greta Bushnell, Ashley M Griffith, Golsa Joodi, Ankita Ashoka, Neil Patel, Mariya Husain, Irion W Pursell, Samuel F Sears, John Paul Mounsey, Ross J Simpson,

<h4>Objective</h4>The authors sought to estimate the prevalence of mental and substance use disorders and psychotropic medication prescriptions among working-age sudden-death victims.<h4>Methods</h4>Using a written protocol, the authors screened for sudden deaths attended by emergency medical services (EMS) in a large metropolitan county in North Carolina from March 1, 2013, to February ... Read more >>

Psychiatr Serv (Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.))
[2021, 72(4):378-383]

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A chain mediation model on COVID-19 symptoms and mental health outcomes in Americans, Asians and Europeans.

Cuiyan Wang, Agata Chudzicka-Czupała, Michael L Tee, María Inmaculada López Núñez, Connor Tripp, Mohammad A Fardin, Hina A Habib, Bach X Tran, Katarzyna Adamus, Joseph Anlacan, Marta E Aparicio García, Damian Grabowski, Shahzad Hussain, Men T Hoang, Mateusz Hetnał, Xuan T Le, Wenfang Ma, Hai Q Pham, Patrick Wincy C Reyes, Mahmoud Shirazi, Yilin Tan, Cherica A Tee, Linkang Xu, Ziqi Xu, Giang T Vu, Danqing Zhou, Natalie A Chan, Vipat Kuruchittham, Roger S McIntyre, Cyrus S H Ho, Roger Ho, Samuel F Sears,

The novel Coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19) was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) in March 2020, impacting the lifestyles, economy, physical and mental health of individuals globally. This study aimed to test the model triggered by physical symptoms resembling COVID-19 infection, in which the need for health information and ... Read more >>

Sci Rep (Scientific reports)
[2021, 11(1):6481]

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Remote-only monitoring for patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices: a before-and-after pilot study.

John A Sapp, Anne M Gillis, Amir AbdelWahab, Isabelle Nault, Pablo B Nery, Jeff S Healey, Satish R Raj, Evan Lockwood, Laurence D Sterns, Samuel F Sears, George A Wells, Raymond Yee, François Philippon, Anthony Tang, Ratika Parkash,

<h4>Background</h4>Outcomes for patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices are better when follow-up incorporates remote monitoring technology in addition to in-clinic visits. For patients with implantable devices, we sought to determine the feasibility, safety and associated health care utilization of remote-only follow-up, along with its effects on patients' quality of life ... Read more >>

CMAJ Open (CMAJ open)
[2021, 9(1):E53-E61]

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Modern atrial fibrillation care: Becoming a pro at using PROs.

Samuel F Sears, Scarlett Anthony, Aditi Naniwadekar,

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol (Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology)
[2020, 31(12):3196-3198]

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How to Stay Healthy and Manage Stress If You Have a Heart Rhythm Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Their Families During the COVID-19 Outbreak.

Lindsey Rosman, Anil Gehi, Samuel F Sears,

Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol (Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology)
[2020, 13(12):e009064]

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Collaborative care for the wearable cardioverter defibrillator patient: Getting the patient and medical team "vested and active".

Samuel F Sears, Connor Tripp, Nichelle L Huber, Saleen Khan, Rajasekhar Nekkanti, Ashley E Burch, Sean D Pokorney,

Patients with a reduced ejection fraction of 35% or less and a history of myocardial infarction (MI) are at increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). These patients have a class I indication for an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator after allowing time for medical therapy optimization and potential cardiac recovery. The rates of ... Read more >>

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol (Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology)
[2020, 31(9):2509-2515]

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Patient reported outcomes and quality of life in Chinese patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators.

Xijuan Guo, Connor Tripp, Nichelle L Huber, Cuihong Hou, Rong Lv, Jing Li, Tao Liang, Samuel F Sears,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Patient reported outcomes in Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) patients can describe the experience of living with heart disease and with an ICD. However, very little is known about patient outcomes among Chinese patients which may limit effective patient discussions and interventions for these patients. The purposes of this study were ... Read more >>

Heart Lung (Heart & lung : the journal of critical care)
[2021, 50(1):153-158]

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Regulation Without Representation: Cardiac Device Patient Knowledge and Attitudes About the FDA Regulatory Process.

Emily P Zeitler, Sana M Al-Khatib, Rebecca Yapejian, Connor C Tripp, Samuel F Sears,

Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol (Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology)
[2020, 13(8):e008561]

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Validity Evidence of the Brazilian Version of the Florida Shock Anxiety Scale for Patients with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators.

Katia Regina Silva, Roberto Costa, Giovanna Regina Garcia de Oliveira Melo, Flávio Rebustini, Marcos Sidney Benedetto, Marcia Mitie Nagumo, Samuel F Sears,

<h4>Background</h4>In spite of proven effectiveness of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), shock therapy delivered by the device may result in increased levels of anxiety and depression, leading to deleterious effects on quality of life.<h4>Objective</h4>To carry out the translation, cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Florida Shock Anxiety Scale (FSAS) scale into ... Read more >>

Arq Bras Cardiol (Arquivos brasileiros de cardiologia)
[2020, 114(5):764-772]

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Age, Sex, and Remote Monitoring Differences in Device Acceptance for Patients With Implanted Cardioverter Defibrillators in Canada.

Jessica Ng, Samuel F Sears, Derek V Exner, Lucy Reyes, Xenia Cravetchi, Peggy Cassidy, James Morton, Carmen Lohrenz, Aaron Low, Roopinder K Sandhu, Robert S Sheldon, Satish R Raj,

<h4>Background</h4>Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) acceptance and shock anxiety are issues that clinicians should address to improve quality of life among device recipients. Previous findings have indicated that younger patients experience poorer device adjustment. The purpose of this study was to examine age and ICD-specific quality-of-life outcomes in a large sample ... Read more >>

CJC Open (CJC open)
[2020, 2(6):483-489]

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Physical Activity in Adults With Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillators in the Post-Myocardial Infarction Period.

Connor Tripp, Ashley E Burch, Julia W Erath, Andreas Hain, Samuel F Sears,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Wearable cardioverter defibrillators (WCDs) provide lifesaving defibrillation and are equipped with accelerometers, capable of providing information on patient wear time and physical activity (PA). The purpose of this study was to report on patient PA while wearing a WCD.<h4>Methods</h4>This study derived data from the WCD vendor in patients prescribed WCD ... Read more >>

J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev (Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention)
[2020, 40(3):164-166]

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Patient and Partner Sexual Concerns During the First Year After an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator: A Secondary Analysis of the P+P Randomized Clinical Trial.

Megan M Streur, Lindsey A Rosman, Samuel F Sears, Elaine E Steinke, Elaine A Thompson, Cynthia M Dougherty,

<h4>Background</h4>Sexual concerns and changes in sexual activity are common among patients and their intimate partners after an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD).<h4>Aims</h4>Our aims were to (i) describe patient and partner sexual activity and related concerns from the time of an initial ICD implant through 12-month follow-up and (ii) identify factors predictive ... Read more >>

J Sex Med (The journal of sexual medicine)
[2020, 17(5):892-902]

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Associations between pain, objective sleep efficiency and cognition in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators.

Ashley F Curtis, Alicia J Roth, Samuel F Sears, Jamie B Conti, Richard B Berry, Joseph M Dzierzewski, Christina S McCrae,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) frequently experience sleep disruption. Prior work shows associations between objective (actigraphic) sleep and cognition in these patients, but whether pain affects associations between measures of sleep fragmentation (eg, sleep efficiency, SE) and cognition is unknown. The present study examined independent and interactive associations between ... Read more >>

Sleep Med (Sleep medicine)
[2020, 72:122-125]

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