Pernille Palm

Pernille Palm
Rigshospitalet | rigshospitalet · Department of Cardiology

PhD

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Introduction
Pernille Palm currently works at the Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet. Pernille does research in cardiovascular health, sexual health and acute coronary syndrome including differential diagnosis.

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Publications (42)
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Background: After the acute phase of SARS-CoV-2 infection, children can develop long COVID symptoms. We aimed to investigate the prevalence of long-lasting symptoms, the duration and intensity of symptoms, quality of life, number of sick days and absences from daycare or school, and psychological and social outcomes in children aged 0-14 years who...
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Background: The purpose of this study was to investigate prevalence of self-reported symptom burden during the acute phase of SARS-CoV-2 infection and associated factors including sex differences. Methods: All Danish adolescents aged 15–18 years with laboratory confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection between January 2020 and July 2021 were invited to partic...
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Purpose In patients with ischemic heart disease, the objectives were (1) to explore associations between patient-reported outcomes, sociodemographic, and clinical factors at discharge and 1-year all-cause mortality and (2) to investigate the discriminant predictive performance of the applied patient-reported outcome instruments on 1-year all-cause...
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Background Many adolescents have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic either directly by being infected with the virus or indirectly by lockdowns and restrictions influencing normal living. We aimed to investigate health, including symptoms of long COVID, in adolescents (aged 15–18 years) who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 compared with a control...
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Social support is known to be essential to cope with the physical and psychological aftermath following coronary heart disease treatment. Consequently, patients experiencing loneliness may be placed in a vulnerable situation. The aim of this study was to provide insight into the nuances and complexity of loneliness and its impact on health behaviou...
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Aim To explore preferences and barriers towards the design of a loneliness reduction intervention in patients treated for coronary heart disease who experience loneliness. Design A qualitative study using patient involvement methodology. Methods Seventeen patients participated in either focus groups or individual interview sessions. The interview...
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Background: In patients with coronary heart disease (CHD), loneliness is associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality. No predictive tool is available to detect patients who are influenced by loneliness to a degree that impacts mortality. Aim: To: (i) propose a prediction model that detects patients influenced by loneliness to a deg...
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Funding Acknowledgements Type of funding sources: Public hospital(s). Main funding source(s): University hospital of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet research grant Background When patients are treated for Coronary heart disease (CHD), social support is known to be essential for them to adapt mentally and behaviourally to this critical event (1, 2). How...
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Background Though survival has improved markedly in ischemic heart disease (IHD), it remains a leading cause of death worldwide. Screening tools to identify patients at risk are ever in demand. Large-scale studies exploring the association between patients' self-reported mental and physical health and mortality are lacking. Purpose (i) to describe...
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Aortic dissection is a life-threatening condition with mortality up to 75%. In the acute phase, patients are constrained with total bed rest until pain relief and blood pressure has been stabilised. Some need surgery. Aortic dissection is associated with anxiety and poor health-related quality of life. However, no study has explored the experience...
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Patient-reported health and 1-year mortality in patients with Ischemic Heart Disease -findings from the DenHeart study
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Background Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an emerging epidemic associated with poor mental health and quality of life, as well as morbidity and mortality. Whilst other cardiovascular conditions have demonstrated positive outcomes from educational programmes, this approach is not well integrated in clinical practice in patients with AF. Though evidence...
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Translation and psychometric evaluation of the adapted Danish version of the Heart Continuity of Care Questionnaire.
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Introduction: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) aims to provide instant relief of symptoms, and improve functional capacity and prognosis in patients with coronary artery disease. Although patients may experience a quick recovery, continuity of care from hospital to home can be challenging. Within a short time span, patients must adjust the...
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Introduction In cardiac patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), sexual function is sparsely described. Aim To determine the prevalence and distribution of sexual dysfunction, and to describe whether primary or secondary prophylactic ICD indication and antitachycardia pacing (ATP) or shock is associated with sexual function. Me...
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Background: A growing population is living with ischemic heart disease (IHD). Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are reliable prognostic tools. Studies exploring PROs are needed to identify vulnerable patients and guide targeted healthcare strategies. Objectives: The aims of this study were to (i) describe PROs at hospital discharge across 3 diagn...
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Background Sexual dysfunction is common in patients with either ischaemic heart disease (IHD) or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and has a negative impact on quality of life. Non-pharmacological treatment options are lacking. The purpose of this trial was to assess the effect of sexual rehabilitation versus usual care for males with er...
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Differences in patient-reported outcomes across three sub-groups of patients IHD: chronic IHD/stable angina (IHD/AP), non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction/unstable angina (NSTEMI/UAP) and ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), and determinants for patient-reported outcomes among patient characteristics.
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Aim: The aim of this systematic review was to examine determinants of sexual function and dysfunction in men and women poststroke, and to evaluate effectiveness of interventions. Methods: A systematic review was conducted using the databases of PubMed, Medline, CINAHL, Cochrane, and Psychinfo, for studies published between January, 2000 and Octo...
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Background Ischemic heart disease and heart failure often lead to sexual difficulties in men, but little is known about the sexual difficulties in women and patients with other heart diagnoses or the level of information patients receive about the risk of sexual difficulties. Aim To investigate perceived sexual difficulties and associated factors...
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Background Animal studies indicate that exercise reduces myocardial damage during myocardial infarction by ischaemic preconditioning. Aim To determine from a prospective cohort study whether the level of leisure time physical activity (LTPA) in humans prior to myocardial infarction could modify the course of myocardial infarction by reducing case f...
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Background: Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation may benefit adults with atrial fibrillation or those who had been treated for atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is caused by multiple micro re-entry circuits within the atrial tissue, which result in chaotic rapid activity in the atria. Objectives: To assess the benefits and harms of exerc...
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Objective The evidence for cardiac rehabilitation after valve surgery remains sparse. Current recommendations are therefore based on patients with ischaemic heart disease. The aim of this randomised clinical trial was to assess the effects of cardiac rehabilitation versus usual care after heart valve surgery. Methods The trial was an investigator-...
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Patients with cardiovascular disease and their partners frequently have concerns about sexual intimacy, and sexual counseling is needed across health care settings to ensure that patients receive information to safely resume sexual activity. The purpose of this review is to provide practical, evidence-based approaches to enable health care provider...
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Purpose: To investigate (i) the prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) in male patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), and (ii) the association between ICD, indication, therapy and poor sexual outcome. Methods: This cross-sectional study included male patients with ICD. Inclusion criteria were NYHA I-II. Exclusion criteria were...
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Aims: Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) may negatively affect a couple's sexual relationship. This systematic review evaluated what characteristics are determinants of sexual function and dysfunction in women and men with OSA, and what interventions are shown to be effective. Methods: A systematic literature review was conducted using PubMed, CINAH...
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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: The aim of this review is to assess the benefits and harms of rehabilitation programmes consisting of a physical exercise component that focuses on increasing exercise capacity, and may include a psychoeducational intervention that focuses on improving mental...
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Sexuality is an important part of people's physical and mental health. Patients with heart disease often suffer from sexual dysfunction. Sexual dysfunction has a negative impact on quality of life and well-being in persons with heart disease, and sexual dysfunction is associated with anxiety and depression. Treatment and care possibilities seem to...
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To investigate women's experience of sexual problems after a myocardial infarction. Sexual problems among female patients with ischaemic heart disease have received little study but have been found to be highly prevalent in the research. Sexual problems have been found to influence quality of life and well-being, and sexual dysfunction has been ass...

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