Leslie L Davis

Education: PhD - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - 2011; Post-master's Adult Nurse Practitioner Certificate - Univ of NC at Chapel Hill - 2000; MSN -University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - 1989; BSN - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - 1985. Areas of Expertise: Cardiovascular Disease -including hypertension, chronic heart failure, acute coronary syndromes, women and heart disease; Adult Health; Qualitative Methods; Evidence-based Practice.

There are 22 included publications by Leslie L Davis :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Body image changes associated with dual-chamber pacemaker insertion in women 2004 242 Purpose: The study’s purpose was to examine body image changes in subjects participating in a long-term multicenter pacemaker trial.

Methods: At study closeout, 383 adults, all of whom had received a dual-chamber pacemaker, compl...
Cardiovascular disease in women: A nurse practitioners guide to prevention 2013 580 Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number 1 cause of death in women, accounting for about 1 in 3 deaths. This article reviews the 2011 American Heart Association effectiveness-based guidelines for CVD prevention in women. Risk assessment, prevention...
Cardiovascular issues in older adults 2014 241 Patients who are 65 years and older make up nearly half of intensive care unit (ICU) admissions and approximately 60% of the ICU hospital days in the United States.1 Cardiovascular (CV) conditions are commonly the first or second diagnosis on admissi...
Combining best scientific evidence with expert clinical experience [Editorial] 2013 119 Treatment for cardiovascular disease (CVD) has become complex over the past few decades in large part because of extensive clinical research emerging from the field. Moreover, technology has created an explosion of information readily at our fingerti...
A community hospital’s effort to expedite treatment for patients with chest pain 1999 148 Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine treatment times at a community hospital that does not receive prehospital electrocardiogram (ECG) transmission and to determine the effect of time to first hospital ECG on overall door-to-d...
Congruence of the medical record and subject interview on time of symptom onset in patients diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome 2016 187 Background: Past research has shown discrepancies between the time of symptom onset for patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) as documented in the medical record (MR) and patients’ recall of the time assessed through subject interviews done lat...
Contemporary management of atrial fibrillation 2013 290 Nurse practitioners (NPs) frequently treat adults with atrial fibrillation. With new oral antithrombotic agents available, NPs need to be knowledgeable of treatment options to prevent stroke and systemic emboli. This article reviews the latest Americ...
Delays in thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction: Association with mode of transportation to the hospital, age, sex, and race 2001 152 BACKGROUND: Although increased myocardial salvage and reduced mortality are associated with timely thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction, some patients still experience delays in treatment. OBJECTIVES: To examine treatment times in pat...
Determining time of onset in patients with acute coronary syndromes: Agreement between medical record and interview data 2015 122 Background: Prehospital delay, the time of symptom onset until the time of hospital arrival, for patients with symptoms of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is frequently used to determine the course of care. Total ischemic time (time for symptom onset u...
Development of systems of care for ST-Elevation myocardial infarction patients. The emergency medical services and emergency department perspective. 2007 151 Central to the development of systems and centers of care for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients will be the key role played by emergency medical services (EMS) at entry into the system and within the system when emergency interhospi...
Diastolic heart failure 2008 224 Diastolic heart failure (DHF) is estimated to occur in 40% to 50% of patients with heart failure. Evidence suggests that DHF is primarily a cardiogeriatric syndrome that increases from approximately 1% at age 50 years to 10% or more at 80 years. DHF ...
Effective interventions for lifestyle change after myocardial infarction or coronary artery revascularization 2006 351 Purpose: This science clinical paper reviews medical literature and examines interventions that are currently used to assist patients in achieving lifestyle change after myocardial infarction or coronary artery revascularization. Interventions...
Exercise and heart rate recovery 2006 256 Purpose: This study examines whether heart rate recovery (HRR) improves as a result of exercise training during cardiac rehabilitation (CR).

Methods: A retrospective study was performed that included 100 patients who completed ph...
Hypertension guidelines: Evidence-based treatments for maintaining blood pressure control 2015 144 Approximately one in three adults in the United States has hypertension. This article provides an update on the latest JNC-8 guideline for treating hypertension in adults. Emphasis is placed on new and updated information and implications for primary...
Management of stable ischemic heart disease 2013 250 Patients with stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) require appropriate diagnosis, risk assessment, guideline-directed medical therapy, treatment, and follow up. The 2012 American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association guideline f...
The Million Hearts initiative: How nurse practitioners can help lead [Editorial] 2012 102 Every 39 seconds a person in the United States dies from a heart attack or stroke (Roger et al., 2012). Those who survive frequently have residual symptoms or disabilities and poor quality of life. Furthermore, these conditions are expensive for our ...
Nurses’ knowledge of heart failure self-management 2007 309 Heart failure (HF) is increasing in prevalence. Patient education is essential and is included in both ambulatory and hospital performance measures used to ensure quality care. Nurses are often the primary providers of education to patients with HF. ...
Preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation 2013 256 Adults with atrial fibrillation are at an increased risk for stroke. New oral antithrombotic agents are now available to help prevent stroke and other thromboembolic events. This article provides an update on factors to consider when determining vari...
A Qualitative Study of Symptom Experiences of Women With Acute Coronary Syndrome 2017 66 Background: Most studies show that women with symptoms of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) delay seeking care longer than men do. Contributing factors include women being more likely to experience diverse symptoms, to experience symptoms that do not mat...
The relationship between BMI/body composition and survival of heart failure patients 2008 156 Purpose: The purpose of this review was to summarize the literature on the relationship between obesity and survival in persons with heart failure (HF). In particular, the article examines the ways in which studies define body size/composition...
Thoughts and behaviors of women with symptoms of acute coronary syndrome 2013 205 Objective: Women delay seeking care for symptoms of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) because of atypical symptoms, perceptions of invulnerability, or keeping symptoms to themselves. The purpose of this study was to explore how women recognized an...
Using the latest evidence to manage hypertension: Implications for nurse practitioner practice 2013 125 Hypertension (HTN) is a chronic condition that is frequently the precursor to cardiovascular and metabolic conditions. This article reviews the current literature on the management of HTN in adults, including diagnosis, determination of treatment goa...