Annemarie Kaan, MCN, RN

Adjunct Professor

St. Paul's Hospital
VCH/PHC Heart Failure Strategy
Clinical Nurse Specialist - Acute and Chronic Heart Failure and Lead
518 - 1033 Davie St.
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6E 1M7

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Selected Publications not Indexed in PubMed

Young QR, Ignaszewski A, Fofonoff D, Kaan A. (2007). Brief screen to identify 5 of the most common forms of psychosocial distress in cardiac patients: validation of the screening tool for psychological distress. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 22(6):525-34.

Lear SA, Araki Y, Maric B, Kaan A, Horvat D. (2008). Prevalence and characteristics of home Internet access in patients with cardiovascular disease from diverse geographic locations. Canadian Journal of Cardiology (in press).

Maric B, Kaan A, Ignaszewski A, and Lear SA. (2009). A systematic review of telemonitoring technologies in heart failure. European Journal of Heart Failure. 11(5):506-17, May.

Maric B, Kaan, A, Araki Y, Ignaszewski A, Lear SA. (In press). The use of the Internet to remotely monitor patients with heart failure. Telemedicine and e-Health (in press).

Lear SA, Araki Y, Maric B, Kaan A, Horvat D. (2009). Prevalence and characteristics of home Internet access in patients with cardiovascular disease from diverse geographic locations. Can J Cardiol 25:589-593.

Kaan A, Young Q-R, Cockell S, Mackay M. (2010). Emotional experiences of caregivers of patients with a ventricular assist device. Progress in Transplantation 20 (2); 142-7.

Lamarche Y, Ignaszewski A, Cheung A, Higgins J, Kaan A, Griesdale DEG, Moss R. (2010). Comparative Outcomes in Cardiogenic Shock Patients Managed with Impella Microaxial Pump or Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS). Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (In press).

Lamarche Y, Kearns M, Kiranbir J, Bashir J, Ignaiszewski A, Kaan A, Kealy J, Moss R, Cheung A. (2010). Successful weaning and explantation of the Heartmate II left ventricular assist device. Canadian Journal of Cardiology (In press).

Kaan, A., Lear, S., & Maric, B.  (2007)  The development and feasibility of a virtual heart failure clinic.  Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 3(3). 

Young, Q.R., Ignaszewski, A., Fofonoff, D., & Kaan, A. (2007).  A brief screen to identify 5 of the most common forms of psycholosocial distress in cardiac patients: Validation of the screening tool for psychological distress.  Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 22(6): 525-34.  November-December.

Malek, F., Kaan, A., Straatman, L., Cheung, A., Ignaszewski, A. (2005).  Timing of the first endomyocardial biopsy in heart transplantation after induction immunosuppressive therapy - experience from Canadian heart transplant centre.  Casopis Lekaru Ceskych, 144(8): 507-9.

Kaan, A. (2005).  "Ask a CNS."  Caring for patients with heart failure.  Nursing BC, February.

Grady, K.L., Meyer, P.M., Dressler, D., Mattea, A., Chillcott, S., Loo, A., White-Williams, C., Todd, B., Ormaza, S., Kaan, A., Costanzo, M.R., & Piccione, W. (2004).  Longtudinal change in quality of life and impact on survival after left ventricular assist device implantation.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 77(4): 1321-7.

Grady, K.L., Meyer, P.M., Dressler, D., White-Williams, C., Kaan, A., Mattea, A., Ormaza, S., Chillcott, S., Loo, A., Todd, B., Costanzo, M.R., & Piccione W. (2003).  Change in quality of life from before to after discharge following let ventricular assist device implantation.  Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation, 22(3):  322-33.

Grady, K.L., Meyer, P.M., Dressler, D., White-Williams, C., Kaan, A., Mattea, A., Ormaza, S., Chillcott, S. Loo, A., Todd, B. Costanzo, M.R., & Piccione, W. (2003).  Change in quality of life from after left ventribular assist device implanation to after heart transplantation.  Journal of Heart & Lung Transplanation, 22(11): 1254-67. November.

Malek, F., Kaan, A., Ignaszewski, A., Straatman, L., & Cheung, A.  (2003).  Optimal timing of first endomyocardial biopsy in heart transplantation after induction therapy.  Cor Vasa, 45(9): Kardio K 138.

Grady, K. L., Meyer, P., Mattea, A., Dressler, D., Ormaza, S., White-Williams, C., Chillcott, S., Kaan, A., Todd, B., Loo, A., Klemme, Piccione, W. Jr., Costanzo, M. R. (2002). Predictors of quality of life at one month after implantation of a left ventricular assist device. American Journal of Critical Care, 11, 345-352.

de Leon, C., Treloggen, J., Topia, H., Davis, H. & Kaan, A. (2001). The gift of life: Organ and tissue transplantation. Lamp, 57, 10-15.

Kaan, A. & Dunne, J. (2001). Development of a nurse practitioner role in heart failure management: An Australian experience. Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, 16, 33-34.

Grady, K.L., Meyer, P., Mattea, A., White-Williams, C., Ormaza, S., Kaan, A., Todd, B., Chillcott, S., Dressler, D., Fu, A., Piccione, W. Jr., & Costanzo, M.R. (2001). Improvements in quality oflife outcomes 2 weeks after left ventricular assist device implantation. Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation, 20, 657-669.

Ryan, M. & Kaan, A. (2001). Telephone triage in a heart and lung transplant unit: pitfalls, politics and policies. Transplant Nurses’ Journal, 10, 14-15.

Kaan, A. (2000). Fifteen years of Heart and Lung Transplantation in Australia. ACORN Journal, 13, 39-40.

Keogh, A., Macdonald, P., Kaan, A., Aboyoun, C., Spratt, P. & Mundy, J. (2000). Efficacy and safety of pravastatin vs simvastatin after cardiac transplantation. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 19, 529-537.

Akhlaghi, F,, Keogh, A., McLachlan, A. & Kaan, A. (2000). Pharmacokinetics of cyclosporine in heart transplant recipients receiving metabolic inhibitors. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 20, 431-438.

Macdonald, P.S., Keogh, A., Mundy, J., Rogers, P., Nicholson, A., Harrison, G., Jansz, P., Kaan, A. & Spratt, P. (1998). Adjunctive use of inhaled nitric oxide during implantation of a left ventricular assist device. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplanation, 17, 312-316.

Kaan, A. & Meleo, G. (1997). Come fly with me. The Lamp, 54, 4-6.

Sindone, A. P., Keogh, A. M., Macdonald, P. S., McCosker, C. J. & Kaan, A. F. (1997). Continuous home ambulatory intravenous inotropic drug therapy in severe heart failure: safety and cost efficiency. American Heart Journal, 135.

Kaan, A. (1996). A study of conventional vs disposable infusion systems in heart and lung transplant recipients on home intravenous therapy.St Vincent’s Hospital Nursing Monograph.

Macdonald, P., Keogh, A., Marshman, D., Richens, D., Harvison, A., Kaan, A. & Spratt, P. (1995). A double-blind placebo-controlled trial of low-dose ganciclovir to prevent cytomegalovirus disease after heart transplantation. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 14, 32-38.

Macdonald, P., Keogh, A., Marshman, D., Richens, D., Harvison, A., Kaan, A. & Spratt, P. (1995). A double-blind placebo-controlled trial of low-dose ganciclovir to prevent cytomegalovirus disease after heart transplantation. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 14, 32-38.

Keogh, A., Kaan, A., Doran, T., Macdonald, P., Bryant, D. & Spratt, P. (1995). HLA matching and outcome in heart, heart-lung and single lung transplantation. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 14, 444-451.

Keogh, A., Spratt, P., McCosker, C., Macdonald, P., Mundy, J. & Kaan, A. (1995). Ketoconazole to reduce the need for cyclosporine after cardiac transplantation. The New England Journal of Medicine, 333, 628-633.

Keogh, A., Spratt, P., Macdonald, P., Glanville, A., Kaan, A. & Doran, T. (1995). Pilot study of low-dose azathioprine in presensitized patients awaiting heart or lung transplantation. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 14, 945-949.

Glanville, A. R., Marshman, D., Keogh, A., Macdonald, P., Larbalestier, R., Kaan, A., Bryant, D. & Spratt, P. (1995). Outcome in paired recipients of single lung transplants from the same donor. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 14, 878-882.

Spratt, P., Keogh, A., Macdonald, P., Mundy, J., Kaan, A., Harrison, G. A. & Sindone, A. (1995). Astralia’s first HeartMate recipient. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine, 25, 535-536.

Kaan, A. (1995). Heterotopic "piggyback" heart transplantation. Response, 1, 7.

Keogy, A., Macdonald, P., Spratt, P., Marshman, D., Larbalestier, R. & Kaan, A. (1994). Outcome in peri-partum cardiomyopathy after cardiac transplantation. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 13, 202-207.

Keogy, A. & Kaan, A. (1993). Second report of the Australian and New Zealand Cardiothoracic Organ Transplant Registry: First report 1984-1993. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine, 23, 608.

Macdonald, P., Keogh, A., Marshman, D., Harvison, A., Kaan, A. & Spratt, P. (1993). Two year followup of a prospective randomized study of diltiazem coadministration with cyclosporine after heart transplantation. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine, 23, 608.

Keogh, A. & Kaan, A. (1992). The Australian and New Zealand Cardiothoracic Organ Transplant Registry: first report 1984-1992. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine, 22, 712-717.

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