N M Albert

Summary

Affiliation: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Quality of care and outcomes among patients with heart failure and chronic kidney disease: A Get With the Guidelines -- Heart Failure Program study
    Uptal D Patel
    Division of Nephrology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Am Heart J 156:674-81. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Heart failure with preserved systolic function: giving well-deserved attention to the "other" heart failure
    Nancy M Albert
    Division of Nursing and Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio 44195, USA
    Crit Care Nurs Q 30:287-96; quiz 297-8. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Randomized study of the effect of video education on heart failure healthcare utilization, symptoms, and self-care behaviors
    Nancy M Albert
    Division of Nursing and George M and Linda H Kaufman, Center for Heart Failure, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 69:129-39. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Use of novel oral anticoagulants for patients with atrial fibrillation: systematic review and clinical implications
    Nancy M Albert
    Research and Innovation, Cleveland Clinic Health System, USA George M and Linda H Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue J3 4, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA Electronic address
    Heart Lung 43:48-59. 2014
  5. doi request reprint Parallel paths to improve heart failure outcomes: evidence matters
    Nancy M Albert
    Nursing Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Am J Crit Care 22:289-96. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Management of hyponatremia in heart failure: role of tolvaptan
    Nancy M Albert
    Nursing Research and Innovation, Nursing Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 28:176-86. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Nurses' uniform color and feelings/emotions in school-aged children receiving health care
    Nancy M Albert
    Nursing Research and Innovation, Nursing Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    J Pediatr Nurs 28:141-9. 2013
  8. doi request reprint A randomized controlled pilot study of outcomes of strict allowance of fluid therapy in hyponatremic heart failure (SALT-HF)
    Nancy M Albert
    Nursing Research and Innovation, Nursing Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Card Fail 19:1-9. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Do patient and nurse outcome differences exist between 2 negative pressure wound therapy systems?
    Nancy M Albert
    Nursing Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs 39:259-66. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Fluid management strategies in heart failure
    Nancy M Albert
    Nursing Research and Innovation, Nursing Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Crit Care Nurse 32:20-32; quiz 34. 2012

Detail Information

Publications82

  1. pmc Quality of care and outcomes among patients with heart failure and chronic kidney disease: A Get With the Guidelines -- Heart Failure Program study
    Uptal D Patel
    Division of Nephrology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Am Heart J 156:674-81. 2008
    ..Both heart failure (HF) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are highly prevalent conditions that often coexist; however, the quality of care received by hospitalized patients with both is not known...
  2. ncbi request reprint Heart failure with preserved systolic function: giving well-deserved attention to the "other" heart failure
    Nancy M Albert
    Division of Nursing and Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio 44195, USA
    Crit Care Nurs Q 30:287-96; quiz 297-8. 2007
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  3. ncbi request reprint Randomized study of the effect of video education on heart failure healthcare utilization, symptoms, and self-care behaviors
    Nancy M Albert
    Division of Nursing and George M and Linda H Kaufman, Center for Heart Failure, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 69:129-39. 2007
    ..We examined short-term impact of video education (VE) in addition to standard education (SE) on HF healthcare utilization and self-care behavior adherence...
  4. ncbi request reprint Use of novel oral anticoagulants for patients with atrial fibrillation: systematic review and clinical implications
    Nancy M Albert
    Research and Innovation, Cleveland Clinic Health System, USA George M and Linda H Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue J3 4, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA Electronic address
    Heart Lung 43:48-59. 2014
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  5. doi request reprint Parallel paths to improve heart failure outcomes: evidence matters
    Nancy M Albert
    Nursing Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Am J Crit Care 22:289-96. 2013
    ..This article describes the development of the parallel paths of nurse and patient programs of research and explores translation of findings into practice and development of clinical translational research. ..
  6. doi request reprint Management of hyponatremia in heart failure: role of tolvaptan
    Nancy M Albert
    Nursing Research and Innovation, Nursing Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 28:176-86. 2013
    ..Nurses should be able to detect signs and symptoms of hyponatremia and, even when patients are asymptomatic, initiate appropriate treatment promptly to prevent complications...
  7. doi request reprint Nurses' uniform color and feelings/emotions in school-aged children receiving health care
    Nancy M Albert
    Nursing Research and Innovation, Nursing Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    J Pediatr Nurs 28:141-9. 2013
    ..001-.04), and 2 others were most often associated with the yellow-patterned top. Bold pink-patterned and solid blue uniform tops were preferred. In conclusion, children's emotions were associated with nurse uniform color...
  8. doi request reprint A randomized controlled pilot study of outcomes of strict allowance of fluid therapy in hyponatremic heart failure (SALT-HF)
    Nancy M Albert
    Nursing Research and Innovation, Nursing Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Card Fail 19:1-9. 2013
    ..Currently, fluid restriction recommendations in heart failure (HF) are based on expert opinion. After implementing a 1,000-mL/d fluid restriction for 60 days after discharge, outcomes were examined...
  9. doi request reprint Do patient and nurse outcome differences exist between 2 negative pressure wound therapy systems?
    Nancy M Albert
    Nursing Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs 39:259-66. 2012
    ..We also compare ease of use and time in performing dressing changes reported by nurses...
  10. doi request reprint Fluid management strategies in heart failure
    Nancy M Albert
    Nursing Research and Innovation, Nursing Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Crit Care Nurse 32:20-32; quiz 34. 2012
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  11. doi request reprint Complexities of care for patients and families living with advanced cardiovascular diseases: overview
    Nancy M Albert
    Nursing Research and Innovation, Nursing Institute, Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 27:103-13. 2012
    ..The focus of the overview will include overcoming clinical and financial burdens and improving patient and family quality of life...
  12. doi request reprint Developing and implementing a nursing research team in a clinical setting
    Nancy M Albert
    Nursing Research and Innovation, Nursing Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    J Nurs Adm 38:90-6. 2008
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  13. ncbi request reprint Switching to once-daily evidence-based [beta]-blockers in patients with systolic heart failure or left ventricular dysfunction after myocardial infarction
    Nancy M Albert
    Division of Nursing, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Crit Care Nurse 27:62-72. 2007
  14. ncbi request reprint Outpatient cardiology practices with advanced practice nurses and physician assistants provide similar delivery of recommended therapies (findings from IMPROVE HF)
    Nancy M Albert
    Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Am J Cardiol 105:1773-9. 2010
    ..0 APNs or PAs per cardiology practice was associated with the greater use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy and delivery of HF education and equivalent use of drug and cardiac resynchronization therapies...
  15. ncbi request reprint Development and testing of the Survey of Illness Beliefs in Heart Failure tool
    Nancy M Albert
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Nurs 22:63-71. 2007
    ..008 and .02, respectively). The reliability and validity of the tool is sufficient to support its use in clinical research...
  16. ncbi request reprint Non-ST segment elevation acute coronary syndromes: treatment guidelines for the nurse practitioner
    Nancy Albert
    Division of Nursing and CNS, Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Acad Nurse Pract 19:277-89. 2007
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  17. ncbi request reprint Recognizing and managing asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction after myocardial infarction
    Nancy M Albert
    George M and Linda H Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Crit Care Nurse 28:20-37; quiz 38. 2008
  18. doi request reprint Factors associated with discharge lipid-lowering drug prescription in patients hospitalized for coronary artery disease (from the Get With the Guidelines database)
    Nancy M Albert
    Institute of Nursing and Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Am J Cardiol 101:1242-6. 2008
    ..Additional efforts are needed to improve evidence-based lipid-lowering therapy prescription for eligible patients...
  19. doi request reprint Impact of nurses' uniforms on patient and family perceptions of nurse professionalism
    Nancy M Albert
    Nursing Research and Innovation, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Appl Nurs Res 21:181-90. 2008
    ..Nurse image may affect patient and visitor trust and satisfaction with nursing care. Fitted white dresses have been replaced by loose-fitting or scrub white, colored, or patterned pant sets...
  20. doi request reprint Depression and clinical outcomes in heart failure: an OPTIMIZE-HF analysis
    Nancy M Albert
    Nursing Institute and George M and Linda H Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Am J Med 122:366-73. 2009
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  21. doi request reprint Predictors of over-the-counter drug and herbal therapies use in elderly patients with heart failure
    Nancy M Albert
    Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    J Card Fail 15:600-6. 2009
    ..Over-the-counter (OTC) drug and herbal therapies (HT) may worsen heart failure or interact with prescription medications. Frequency of and predictors for routine OTC drug and HT use are not well studied...
  22. ncbi request reprint Use of aldosterone antagonists in heart failure
    Nancy M Albert
    Nursing Institute and Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    JAMA 302:1658-65. 2009
    ..Prior studies suggest underuse of aldosterone antagonists in eligible patients as well as overuse in settings in which therapy may be harmful...
  23. doi request reprint Characteristics associated with racial disparities in illness beliefs of patients with heart failure
    Nancy M Albert
    Nursing Institute and the Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Mail code J3 4, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Behav Med 35:112-25. 2010
    ..Health care providers must consider patient education processes as a possible cause of differences and focus on what and how they teach, literacy level, materials used, and family engagement and education...
  24. doi request reprint Signs and symptoms of heart failure: are you asking the right questions?
    Nancy Albert
    Nursing Institute at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Am J Crit Care 19:443-52. 2010
    ..Patients may not verbalize common and atypical signs and symptoms of heart failure and may not understand their association with worsening disease and treatments...
  25. doi request reprint Influence of dedicated heart failure clinics on delivery of recommended therapies in outpatient cardiology practices: findings from the Registry to Improve the Use of Evidence-Based Heart Failure Therapies in the Outpatient Setting (IMPROVE HF)
    Nancy M Albert
    Nursing Institute and Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am Heart J 159:238-44. 2010
    ..This study examined the influence of dedicated HF clinics on delivery of guideline-recommended therapies for cardiology practice outpatients with HF and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction...
  26. doi request reprint Cleaned, ready-to-use, reusable electrocardiographic lead wires as a source of pathogenic microorganisms
    Nancy M Albert
    Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Am J Crit Care 19:e73-80. 2010
    ..Cleaned electrocardiographic lead wires are a potential source of microorganisms capable of causing nosocomial infection...
  27. doi request reprint Promoting self-care in heart failure: state of clinical practice based on the perspectives of healthcare systems and providers
    Nancy M Albert
    Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 23:277-84. 2008
    ..This article discusses the current state of clinical practice aimed at promoting patient adherence to self-care and how healthcare systems and healthcare providers contribute to reaching self-care goals...
  28. ncbi request reprint Inflammation and infection in acute coronary syndrome
    N M Albert
    Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 15:13-26. 2000
    ..Clinical studies in humans have provided insight relating inflammation and infectious agents to atherosclerosis and plaque vulnerability. Other studies focus on specific interventions that may aid in diagnosis and treatment...
  29. ncbi request reprint We are what we eat: women and diet for cardiovascular health
    Nancy M Albert
    Division of Nursing, George M and Linda H Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, M 13, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 20:451-60. 2005
    ..Thus, it is important to continue research efforts in women to determine the best diet for cardiovascular health...
  30. ncbi request reprint Ventricular dysrhythmias in heart failure
    Nancy M Albert
    Division of Nursing and CNS, George M and Linda H Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 19:S11-26. 2004
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  31. ncbi request reprint Bioimpedance cardiography measurements of cardiac output and other cardiovascular parameters
    Nancy M Albert
    Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, P 32, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am 18:195-202, x. 2006
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  32. ncbi request reprint Improving the care of patients dying of heart failure
    Nancy M Albert
    George M and Linda H Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 69:321-8. 2002
    ..A formal disease-management program for heart failure should include palliative care...
  33. ncbi request reprint Surgical management of heart failure
    Nancy M Albert
    Clinical Investigations Unit, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am 15:477-87. 2003
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  34. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based nursing care for patients with heart failure
    Nancy M Albert
    Department of Nursing Research and Innovation, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA
    AACN Adv Crit Care 17:170-83; quiz 184-5. 2006
    ..Nurses can facilitate processes that advance care planning and promote effective care delivery as part of a multidisciplinary team of healthcare providers...
  35. ncbi request reprint Implementation strategies to manage heart failure outcomes
    N M Albert
    Department of Advance Practice Nursing and Nursing Education and Research, Division of Nursing, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    AACN Clin Issues 11:396-411. 2000
    ..Written protocols or algorithms provide guidance in pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic care and ensure that consensus guidelines that offer the best hope of reaching goals are followed...
  36. ncbi request reprint Bioimpedance to prevent heart failure hospitalization
    Nancy M Albert
    Division of Nursing and Kaufman Center for Heart Failure at Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, P32 Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Curr Heart Fail Rep 3:136-42. 2006
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  37. ncbi request reprint Predictors of delivery of hospital-based heart failure patient education: a report from OPTIMIZE-HF
    Nancy M Albert
    Division of Nursing and George M and Linda H Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Card Fail 13:189-98. 2007
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  38. ncbi request reprint 1993 2003 gender differences in coronary artery revascularization: has anything changed?
    Michelle L Edwards
    Clinical Investigations Unit, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 20:461-7. 2005
    ..Gender differences abound in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Most research was conducted in the early 1 990s. It is unknown if gender differences have diminished over time...
  39. ncbi request reprint Equivalence of the bioimpedance and thermodilution methods in measuring cardiac output in hospitalized patients with advanced, decompensated chronic heart failure
    Nancy M Albert
    Division of Nursing, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Am J Crit Care 13:469-79. 2004
    ..An accurate and reliable noninvasive method for determining cardiac output/cardiac index would be valuable for patients with acutely decompensated advanced systolic heart failure...
  40. ncbi request reprint Effective observation unit treatment of decompensated heart failure
    William Franklin Peacock
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Congest Heart Fail 8:68-73. 2002
    ..096) and 18% to 11% (p=0.099), respectively. An intensive outpatient ED OU HF management protocol safely decreases 90-day rates of emergency department visits and inpatient hospitalizations...
  41. doi request reprint Predictors of in-hospital mortality in patients hospitalized for heart failure: insights from the Organized Program to Initiate Lifesaving Treatment in Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure (OPTIMIZE-HF)
    William T Abraham
    Division of Cardiology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 52:347-56. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to develop a clinical model predictive of in-hospital mortality in a broad hospitalized heart failure (HF) patient population...
  42. ncbi request reprint The road to evidence-based practice in heart failure
    Nancy M Albert
    American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Nurs 20:131-2. 2005
  43. ncbi request reprint Palliation of heart failure
    Mellar P Davis
    The Harry R Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 22:211-22. 2005
    ..Both cardiology and palliative specialists need to learn from one another in order to palliate these highly symptomatic patients. Such collaboration will enhance care and are the basis for well-conceived research trials...
  44. doi request reprint Diabetes teaching is not for the faint of heart: are cardiac nurses up to the challenge?
    Mary Beth Modic
    Nursing Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 24:439-46. 2009
    ..Patient education of self-care is an integral component of nursing care. Promoting self-care is important for patients with diabetes because day-to-day decision making has a tremendous impact on health...
  45. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of hospitalized cancer patients who fall
    Luann J Capone
    Nursing and Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 25:216-23. 2010
    ..We found that many characteristics of our sample were similar to those of other patients who had experienced a fall during their hospitalization...
  46. doi request reprint Perceptions of reasons call lights are activated pre- and postintervention to decrease call light use
    Terri Murray
    Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 25:366-72. 2010
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  47. doi request reprint Preferences for Visitation in the PACU
    Lori DeWitt
    Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Nursing Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 25:296-301. 2010
    ..After categorizing visitors into two groups based on blood line ties, close family preferred a one-time visit and distant relatives/friends preferred a verbal report 30 minutes after PACU arrival (P = .015)...
  48. ncbi request reprint Nurses's knowledge of heart failure education principles
    Nancy M Albert
    George M and Linda H Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Health System, 9500 Euclid Ave F 25, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Heart Lung 31:102-12. 2002
    ..The goal of this study was to determine nurses' knowledge of heart failure (HF) self-management education principles...
  49. doi request reprint Factors associated with long hospital length of stay in patients receiving warfarin after cardiac surgery
    Roberta Cwynar
    Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 24:465-74. 2009
    ..It is important to identify variables of longer postoperative LOS in this patient population so that the healthcare team can develop and facilitate interventions to minimize length of hospitalization...
  50. doi request reprint Relation of low hemoglobin and anemia to morbidity and mortality in patients hospitalized with heart failure (insight from the OPTIMIZE-HF registry)
    James B Young
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart Failure Section, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Am J Cardiol 101:223-30. 2008
    ..Lower hemoglobin is associated with higher morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients with HF...
  51. doi request reprint A randomized trial of massage therapy after heart surgery
    Nancy M Albert
    Nursing Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Heart Lung 38:480-90. 2009
    ..To determine whether massage therapy improves postoperative mood, pain, anxiety, and physiologic measurements; shortens hospital stay; and decreases occurrence of atrial fibrillation...
  52. ncbi request reprint Heart failure disease management: a team approach
    N M Albert
    Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 68:53-62; discussion 63-4. 2001
    ..This article reviews the principles of heart failure disease-management programs and cites evidence that they are beneficial...
  53. ncbi request reprint Observation unit management of heart failure
    W F Peacock
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio State University, USA
    Emerg Med Clin North Am 19:209-32. 2001
    ..HF requires a comprehensive management program with extensive involvement from a multidisciplinary team committed to improving care for this population, however...
  54. ncbi request reprint Cardiac resynchronization therapy through biventricular pacing in patients with heart failure and ventricular dyssynchrony
    Nancy M Albert
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and Heart Failure Disease Management Programs, George M and Linda H Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Crit Care Nurse 23:2-13; quiz 15-6. 2003
    ..Acute and critical care nurses can take an active role in promoting this intervention for patients with wide QRS and cardiac dyssynchrony who are likely to benefit through improvement in cardiac function and efficiency...
  55. ncbi request reprint The impact of left ventricular reconstruction on survival in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy
    James O O'Neill
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Desk 25, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 30:753-9. 2006
    ..This procedure has been performed at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation since 1997. We assessed mortality, functional status, and predictors of outcome in these patients...
  56. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based practice for acute decompensated heart failure
    Nancy M Albert
    Division of Nursing, George M and Linda H Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Crit Care Nurse 24:14-6, 18-24, 26-9; quiz 30-1. 2004
  57. ncbi request reprint Helping families in crisis: listening to and learning from those we serve
    Nancy M Albert
    American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Nurs 20:186-7. 2005
  58. doi request reprint Depressed patients understand heart failure prognosis but not how to control it
    Nancy M Albert
    Nursing Institute and Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio 44195, USA
    Heart Lung 38:382-91. 2009
    ..Depression prevalence in patients with heart failure (HF) is 21% to 42%. Conceptual illness beliefs that patients have about HF may be associated with depression...
  59. ncbi request reprint A "current" choice for hemodynamic monitoring
    Nancy M Albert
    Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH, USA
    Nursing 34:58-60. 2004
  60. ncbi request reprint Looking forward
    Nancy M Albert
    The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Nurs 21:106-7. 2006
  61. ncbi request reprint Residual high incidence of ventricular arrhythmias after left ventricular reconstructive surgery
    James O O'Neill
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 130:1250-6. 2005
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  62. ncbi request reprint The 'Parent Shift' program: incentives for nurses, rewards for nursing teams
    Claire M Young
    Nursing Institute, and Chief Nursing Officer, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Nurs Econ 25:339-44. 2007
    ..Parent Shift nurse presence was perceived by nurse managers to decrease stressors and improve time efficiency of full-shift staff...
  63. ncbi request reprint Ring in the New Year with care delivery based on pay-for-performance
    Nancy M Albert
    American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Nurs 21:55-6. 2006
  64. doi request reprint Influence of beta-blocker continuation or withdrawal on outcomes in patients hospitalized with heart failure: findings from the OPTIMIZE-HF program
    Gregg C Fonarow
    Department of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90095 1679, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 52:190-9. 2008
    ..This study ascertains the relationship between continuation or withdrawal of beta-blocker therapy and clinical outcomes in patients hospitalized with systolic heart failure (HF)...
  65. doi request reprint Factors identified as precipitating hospital admissions for heart failure and clinical outcomes: findings from OPTIMIZE-HF
    Gregg C Fonarow
    Department of Medicine, UCLA University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1679, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:847-54. 2008
    ..This study evaluated the association between precipitating factors identified at the time of HF hospital admission and subsequent clinical outcomes...
  66. ncbi request reprint Association between performance measures and clinical outcomes for patients hospitalized with heart failure
    Gregg C Fonarow
    University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1679, USA
    JAMA 297:61-70. 2007
    ..However, this link remains largely untested...
  67. ncbi request reprint Carvedilol use at discharge in patients hospitalized for heart failure is associated with improved survival: an analysis from Organized Program to Initiate Lifesaving Treatment in Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure (OPTIMIZE-HF)
    Gregg C Fonarow
    Ahmanson UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1679, USA
    Am Heart J 153:82.e1-11. 2007
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  68. ncbi request reprint Systolic blood pressure at admission, clinical characteristics, and outcomes in patients hospitalized with acute heart failure
    Mihai Gheorghiade
    Division of Cardiology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill, USA
    JAMA 296:2217-26. 2006
    ..The association between systolic blood pressure (SBP) at admission, clinical characteristics, and outcomes in patients hospitalized for heart failure who have reduced or relatively preserved systolic function has not been well studied...
  69. ncbi request reprint Prospective evaluation of beta-blocker use at the time of hospital discharge as a heart failure performance measure: results from OPTIMIZE-HF
    Gregg C Fonarow
    Department of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90095 1679, USA
    J Card Fail 13:722-31. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to prospectively evaluate beta-blocker use at hospital discharge as an indicator of quality of care and outcomes in patients with heart failure (HF)...
  70. doi request reprint Quality of care of and outcomes for African Americans hospitalized with heart failure: findings from the OPTIMIZE-HF (Organized Program to Initiate Lifesaving Treatment in Hospitalized Patients With Heart Failure) registry
    Clyde W Yancy
    Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75246, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 51:1675-84. 2008
    ..We sought to examine the characteristics, quality of care, and clinical outcomes for a large cohort of African-American patients hospitalized with heart failure (HF) in centers participating in a quality improvement initiative...
  71. ncbi request reprint The benefits of early vasoactive therapy in the treatment of acute decompensated heart failure
    Nancy M Albert
    J Am Acad Nurse Pract 17:403-10. 2005
    ..v.) vasoactive therapy and including the effects of vasoactive drugs on patient outcomes and the benefits and limitations of each medication class...
  72. ncbi request reprint Relationship between admission serum sodium concentration and clinical outcomes in patients hospitalized for heart failure: an analysis from the OPTIMIZE-HF registry
    Mihai Gheorghiade
    Division of Cardiology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Galter 10 240, 201 E Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Eur Heart J 28:980-8. 2007
    ..The predictive value of hyponatraemia has not been evaluated in unselected patients hospitalized with heart failure...
  73. doi request reprint Ethnic differences in quality of life in persons with heart failure
    Barbara Riegel
    University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 6096, USA
    J Card Fail 14:41-7. 2008
    ..Few such comparisons have been performed in persons with heart failure. The purpose of this study was to compare HRQL in non-Hispanic white, black, and Hispanic adults with heart failure...
  74. ncbi request reprint Improving the use of evidence-based heart failure therapies in the outpatient setting: the IMPROVE HF performance improvement registry
    Gregg C Fonarow
    Department of Medicine, Ahmanson UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1679, USA
    Am Heart J 154:12-38. 2007
    ..Deidentified clinical data from the medical records of a planned 43,000 patients from 160 US cardiology practices will be included in this study...
  75. doi request reprint Predictors of mortality after discharge in patients hospitalized with heart failure: an analysis from the Organized Program to Initiate Lifesaving Treatment in Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure (OPTIMIZE-HF)
    CHRISTOPHER M O'CONNOR
    Duke University Medical Center Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Am Heart J 156:662-73. 2008
    ..We developed clinical models predictive of short-term clinical outcomes in a broad patient population discharged after hospitalization for HF...
  76. ncbi request reprint Implementing critical pathways and a multidisciplinary team approach to cardiovascular disease management
    Eric D Peterson
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Cardiol 102:47G-56G. 2008
    ..In addition, the use of the "pay for performance" method, which can be advantageous for patients, physicians, and hospitals, may potentially improve the care of post-MI patients with LVD...
  77. ncbi request reprint Organized Program to Initiate Lifesaving Treatment in Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure (OPTIMIZE-HF): rationale and design
    Gregg C Fonarow
    Department of Medicine, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif, USA
    Am Heart J 148:43-51. 2004
    ..The ultimate aim of this program is to improve the standard of HF care in the hospital and outpatient settings and increase the use of evidence-based therapeutic strategies to save lives...
  78. ncbi request reprint Characteristics, treatments, and outcomes of patients with preserved systolic function hospitalized for heart failure: a report from the OPTIMIZE-HF Registry
    Gregg C Fonarow
    Ahmanson UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, Department of Medicine, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90095 1679, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 50:768-77. 2007
    ..We sought to evaluate the characteristics, treatments, and outcomes of patients with preserved and reduced systolic function heart failure (HF)...
  79. ncbi request reprint Influence of a performance-improvement initiative on quality of care for patients hospitalized with heart failure: results of the Organized Program to Initiate Lifesaving Treatment in Hospitalized Patients With Heart Failure (OPTIMIZE-HF)
    Gregg C Fonarow
    Department of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, 10833 LeConte Ave, Room 47 123 CHS, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1679, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:1493-502. 2007
    ..We sought to evaluate the effect of a national hospital-based initiative on quality of care in patients hospitalized with HF...
  80. ncbi request reprint Influence of diabetes on characteristics and outcomes in patients hospitalized with heart failure: a report from the Organized Program to Initiate Lifesaving Treatment in Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure (OPTIMIZE-HF)
    Barry H Greenberg
    University of California San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA 92103 8411, USA
    Am Heart J 154:277.e1-8. 2007
    ..Whether diabetes mellitus (DM) influences characteristics and outcomes in patients hospitalized with HF has not been well studied...
  81. ncbi request reprint Clinical nurse specialist profile: Nancy M. Albert. Interview by Jo Ellen Rust
    Nancy M Albert
    Clin Nurse Spec 22:44-7. 2008
  82. ncbi request reprint Sex and racial differences in the use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators among patients hospitalized with heart failure
    Adrian F Hernandez
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina 27715, USA
    JAMA 298:1525-32. 2007
    ..The influence of sex and race on ICD use among eligible patients is unknown...