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Cynthia Dougherty, PhD, ARNP, FAHA, FAAN
Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems
357266; phone #: 206 221-7927
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7266
Email Address: email@example.com
Dr. Dougherty is a doctorally prepared advanced practice nurse with expertise in cardiovascular disease, sudden cardiac death, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), exercise in cardiovascular populations, and congestive heart failure. Dr. Dougherty is an adult nurse practitioner in Cardiology- EP Division, at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System-Seattle. Dr. Dougherty has extensive past research funding in clinical trials to test interventions following sudden cardiac arrest, exercise interventions after an ICD and in HF, and interventions to reduce risk of ICD shocks. She is currently funded by the NIH on 2 clinical trials to improve physical functioning and psychological adjustment after an ICD (R01 HL 08455-01) and to improve patient and family outcomes after an ICD (R01 HL 086580-01A2).
Dr. Dougherty teaches in both the graduate advanced practice programs as well as the doctoral programs in the School of Nursing. She is a preceptor for advanced practice students.
ICD Clinical Trials
Dougherty CM & Thompson EA. Intimate partner physical and mental health after sudden cardiac arrest and receipt of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Research in Nursing and Health, 2009, 11;32(4):432-442.
Dougherty CM & Hunziker JA. Predictors of implantable cardioverter defibrillator shocks during the first year. Journal of CV Nursing, 2009;24:21-30.
Dougherty CM, Lewis FM, Johnston SA. Reliability and validity of the self-efficacy expectations and outcome expectations after ICD implantation scales. Applied Nursing Research, 2007;20:116-124.
Dougherty CM, Thompson EA, Lewis FM. Long term outcomes of a nursing intervention after an ICD. Pacing and Cardiac Electrophysiology 2005;28:1157-67.
Dougherty CM, Lewis FM, Thompson ET, Baer, JD, Kim W. Short term efficacy of a telephone intervention after ICD implantation. Pacing and Cardiac Electrophysiology 2004;27: 1594-1602.
Dougherty CM, Pyper GP, Frasz HA. Description of a nursing intervention after ICD implantation. Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, 2004;33(3):183-190.
Dougherty CM, Pyper GP, Benoliel JQ. Domains for nursing intervention for intimate partners of sudden cardiac arrest survivors. J of Cardiovascular Nursing, 2004;19(1):21-31.
Dougherty CM. The natural history of recovery following sudden cardiac arrest and internal cardioverter defibrillator implantation. Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, 2001;6(4), 163-168.
Dougherty CM, Johnson-Crowley NR, Lewis FM, Thompson EA. Theoretical development of nursing interventions for sudden cardiac arrest survivors using social cognitive theory. Advances in Nursing Science, 2001; 20(1), 78-86.
Exercise After an ICD
Dougherty CM, Glenny R, Kudenchuk PJ, Malinick TM, Flo GR. Testing an Exercise Intervention to Improve Aerobic Conditioning and Autonomic Function After an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD). Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 2010, 33: 1-8.
Dougherty CM, Glenny R, Kudenchuk PJ. Aerobic exercise improves physical fitness and heart rate variability after an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 2008,28:307-311.
Imes C, Dougherty CM, Pyper GP, Sullivan MD. Description of Partner Experiences of Living with Severe Heart failure. Heart and Lung: The Journal of Critical Care, Mar 14, 2011 (epub ahead of print)
Dougherty CM, Steele BR, Hunziker J. Development of a self-management intervention to enhance function in severe cardiopulmonary illness. J of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 2011, 31:35-41.
Dougherty CM, Pyper GP, Au DH, Levy WC, Sullivan MD. Drifting in a shrinking future: living and planning with advanced CHF. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 2007;22:480-487.
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