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About European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing


Mission Statement:

The European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing is the International Journal of the European Society of Cardiology dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in the field of cardiovascular nursing: promoting evidence based clinical practice.

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Presentation and Impact Factor

The journal publishes original articles, short report reviews and editorials in order to improve the quality of nursing care for patients with cardiovascular disease. Original contributions on the broad field of cardiovascular nursing are welcome, including chronic and acute care, paediatric cardiology, grown up congenital heart disease, cardiac rehabilitation, primary and secondary prevent, heart failure, acute coronary syndromes, interventional cardiology, cardiac care, preventive cardiology, and vascular nursing.

Scientific contributions can be related to all aspects of care: education, research, patient care or organisational aspects. Additional contributions on epidemiology, physiology, pharmacology or psychology related to cardiovascular nursing are welcome.

European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing information

Editor-in-Chief : Tiny Jaarsma, NFESC (NL)
ISSN: 1474-5151
Volume 14 - year 2015
6 issues since 2013

Special rates for ESC Members

Combined (print & online): €129
Online only: €70

Members of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions:

Combined (print & online): €82
Online only: €70

Impact Factor

The 2014 Impact Factor is 1.876

2010= 1.348, 2011= 1.711, 2012= 2.042, 2013= 1.828

Instructions to authors

Information on how to submit manuscripts can be found here : Instructions to Authors

Content of the current edition

Streamlining educational provision for cardiovascular nurses: A beginning not an end
Kletsiou, E., Astin, F.

A core curriculum for the continuing professional development of nurses: Developed by the Education Committee on behalf of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions of the ESC
Astin, F., Carroll, D. L., Ruppar, T., Uchmanowicz, I., Hinterbuchner, L., Kletsiou, E., Serafin, A., Ketchell, A., on behalf of the Education Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions

The effect of a supervised exercise training programme on sleep quality in recently discharged heart failure patients
Suna, J. M., Mudge, A., Stewart, I., Marquart, L., O'Rourke, P., Scott, A.

Physical self-concept and its link to cardiopulmonary exercise tolerance among adolescents with mild congenital heart disease
Chen, C.-W., Su, W.-J., Wang, J.-K., Yang, H.-L., Chiang, Y.-T., Moons, P.

Psychometric testing of the Duke Activity Status Index in patients with heart failure
Fan, X., Lee, K. S., Frazier, S. K., Lennie, T. A., Moser, D. K.

The contribution of hypoxia to the association between sleep apnoea, insomnia, and cardiovascular mortality in community-dwelling elderly with and without cardiovascular disease
Johansson, P., Svensson, E., Alehagen, U., Jaarsma, T., Brostrom, A.

Immediate post-operative responses to transcatheter aortic valve implantation: An observational study
Egerod, I., Nielsen, S., Lisby, K. H., Darmer, M. R., Pedersen, P. U.

The influence of ethnicity and gender on navigating an acute coronary syndrome event
King-Shier, K. M., Singh, S., LeBlanc, P., Mather, C. M., Humphrey, R., Quan, H., Khan, N. A.

Is age a factor in the success or failure of remote monitoring in heart failure? Telemonitoring and structured telephone support in elderly heart failure patients
Inglis, S. C., Conway, A., Cleland, J. G., Clark, R. A.

Quality of life in heart failure patients undergoing home-based telerehabilitation versus outpatient rehabilitation - a randomized controlled study
Piotrowicz, E., Stepnowska, M., Leszczyłska-Iwanicka, K., Piotrowska, D., Kowalska, M., Tylka, J., Piotrowski, W., Piotrowicz, R.

Psychosocial factors and medication adherence among patients with coronary heart disease: A text messaging intervention
Park, L. G., Howie-Esquivel, J., Whooley, M. A., Dracup, K.


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