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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772607/mechanisms-and-drivers-of-social-inequality-in-phase-ii-cardiac-rehabilitation-attendance-a-convergent-mixed-methods-study
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Maria Pedersen, Dorthe Overgaard, Ingelise Andersen, Marie Baastrup, Ingrid Egerod
AIM: To explore the extent to which the qualitative and quantitative data converge and explain mechanisms and drivers of social inequality in cardiac rehabilitation attendance. BACKGROUND: Social inequality in cardiac rehabilitation attendance has been a recognized problem for many years. However, to date the mechanisms driving these inequalities are still not fully understood. DESIGN: The study was designed as a convergent mixed methods study...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764896/correction-is-exercise-based-cardiac-rehabilitation-effective-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-to-re-examine-the-evidence
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May 14, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762264/achieving-guideline-driven-high-intensity-statin-dose-in-cardiac-rehabilitation-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Jonathan Lin, Alexandra Banathy, Carla Winters, Lars Andersen, Cindy Hudson, Heidi Testa, Joy Reardon, Peter Alagona
PURPOSE: The 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults recommends high-intensity statin therapy in patients aged ≤75 y with clinical coronary artery disease (CAD). The effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) in lipid management and guideline adherence is unknown. The purpose of this study is to determine whether CR participation affects guideline-driven achievement for statin use...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757824/improvements-in-key-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-variables-following-cardiac-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Dejana Popovic, Nikhil Kumar, Sundeep Chaudhry, Akshay Bagai, Ross Arena, Naresh Kumar
PURPOSE: Improvements in cardiorespiratory fitness (VO2peak) post-cardiac rehabilitation (post-CR) are used to gauge therapeutic efficacy. The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of supervised CR on other cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPX) variables, specifically those that reflect ventilatory efficiency and VO2 changes in relation to changes in work rate (WR). METHODS: Patients (n = 142; mean age 63 ± 9 y; 23% female) with coronary artery disease (CAD) participated in supervised CR for 3 to 6 mo completing 60 ± 17 sessions (range: 32-96 sessions), with intensity derived from the baseline CPX...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754804/diabetes-mellitus-and-cardiovascular-risk-update-of-the-recommendations-of-the-diabetes-and-cardiovascular-disease-working-group-of-the-spanish-diabetes-society-sed-2018
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Francisco Arrieta, Pedro Iglesias, Juan Pedro-Botet, Antonio Becerra, Emilio Ortega, Juan Carlos Obaya, Andreu Nubiola, Gonzalo Fernando Maldonado, Maria Del Mar Campos, Romina Petrecca, José Luis Pardo, Víctor Sánchez-Margalet, José Juan Alemán, Jorge Navarro, Santiago Duran, Francisco Javier Tébar, Manuel Aguilar, Fernando Escobar
This document is an update to the clinical practice recommendations for the management of cardiovascular risk factors in diabetes mellitus. The consensus is made by members of the Cardiovascular Risk Group of the Spanish Diabetes Society. We have proposed and updated interventions on lifestyle, pharmacological treatment indicated to achieve therapeutic objectives according to the levels of HbA1c, degree of obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, heart failure, platelet antiagregation, renal insufficiency, and diabetes in the elderly, as well as new biomarkers of interest in the evaluation of cardiovascular risk in individuals with diabetes mellitus...
May 10, 2018: Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754647/effects-of-a-12-week-mhealth-program-on-peak-vo-2-and-physical-activity-patterns-after-completing-cardiac-rehabilitation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Brian D Duscha, Lucy W Piner, Mahesh P Patel, Karen P Craig, Morgan Brady, Robert W McGarrah, Connie Chen, William E Kraus
BACKGROUND: Site-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) provides supervised exercise, education and motivation for patients. Graduates of CR have improved exercise tolerance. However, when participation in CR ceases, adherence to regular physical activity often declines, consequently leading to worsening risk factors and clinical events. Therefore, the purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate if a mHealth program could sustain the fitness and physical activity levels gained during CR. METHODS AND RESULTS: A 12-week mHealth program was implemented using physical activity trackers and health coaching...
May 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754124/predictors-of-postoperative-rehabilitation-therapy-following-congenital-heart-surgery
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Ana Ubeda Tikkanen, Meena Nathan, Lynn A Sleeper, Marisa Flavin, Ana Lewis, Donna Nimec, John E Mayer, Pedro Del Nido
BACKGROUND: Patients with congenital heart disease are at risk of motor, cognitive, speech, and feeding difficulties after cardiac surgery. Rehabilitation therapy could improve functional outcomes in this population if applied in the acute postcardiac surgical in-hospital stay. However, information on the types of acute postcardiac surgery therapy needs in children is scarce. Our goal was to describe rehabilitation therapy following congenital heart surgery and pre/intraoperative factors associated with need for therapy...
May 12, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753424/-assessment-of-medical-management-of-heart-failure-at-national-hospital-blaise-compaore
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Y Kambiré, L Konaté, I Diallo, G R C Millogo, K J Kologo, J B Tougouma, A K Samadoulougou, P Zabsonré
AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the quality of medical management of heart failure at the National Hospital Blaise Compaoré according to the international guidelines. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was performed including consecutive patients admitted for heart failure documented sonographically from October 2012 to March 2015 in the Medicine and Medical Specialties Department of National Hospital Blaise Compaore with a minimum follow-up of six weeks...
May 9, 2018: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751956/relation-of-postexercise-reduction-of-arterial-blood-pressure-and-erectile-dysfunction-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease
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Dariusz Kałka, Jana Gebala, Lesław Rusiecki, Ryszard Smoliński, Jakub Dulanowski, Małgorzata Rusiecka, Anna Biełous-Wilk, Witold Pilecki, Krzysztof Womperski, Romuald Zdrojowy
Penile erection is a hemodynamic process consisting of 2 synchronized components in which the first (active) requires proper vascular endothelium functioning, whereas the second one (passive) is based on a veno-occlusive mechanism. Antihypertensive treatment reduces the passive component, often leading to the development of erectile dysfunction (ED), but lifestyle modifications can improve the sexual functioning. The study aimed to evaluate the association between blood pressure (BP) reduction caused by cardiovascular training and the intensity of ED in men with coronary heart disease...
April 18, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750058/australian-cardiac-rehabilitation-exercise-parameter-characteristics-and-perceptions-of-high-intensity-interval-training-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Amanda L Hannan, Wayne Hing, Mike Climstein, Jeff S Coombes, James Furness, Rohan Jayasinghe, Joshua Byrnes
Purpose: This study explored current demographics, characteristics, costs, evaluation methods, and outcome measures used in Australian cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs. It also determined the actual usage and perceptions of high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Methods: A cross-sectional observational web-based survey was distributed to 328 Australian CR programs nationally. Results: A total of 261 programs completed the survey (79...
2018: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745970/mechanical-efficiency-of-high-versus-moderate-intensity-aerobic-exercise-in-coronary-heart-disease-patients-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Koldobika Villelabeitia-Jaureguizar, Davinia Vicente-Campos, Alejandro Berenguel Senen, Verónica Verónica Hernández Jiménez, Lorena Lorena Ruiz Bautista, María Elvira Barrios Garrido-Lestache, Jose López Chicharro
BACKGROUND: Mechanical efficiency (ME) refers to the ability of an individual to transfer energy consumed by external work. A decreased ME, could represent an increased energy cost during exercise and may, therefore, be limited in terms of physical activity. This study aimed to compare the influence of two different exercise protocols: moderate continuous training (MCT) versus high intensity interval training (HIIT), as part of a cardiac rehabilitation program on ME values among coronary patients...
May 10, 2018: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744054/a-quick-relaxation-exercise-for-people-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-explorative-randomized-controlled-trial
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Eleonora Volpato, Paolo Banfi, Antonello Nicolini, Francesco Pagnini
Background: People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) suffer from dyspnoea, which may be increased by anxiety. Previous studies suggest that relaxation techniques may have positive effects in pulmonary rehabilitation. The main aim of this study is to explore the clinical impact of a quick, one-session, relaxation training for people with COPD. Methods: In this perspective, 38 participants with COPD were recruited and randomly assigned to listen to a relaxing audio or to watch a neutral stimulus, during their routine exams...
2018: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742035/what-do-patients-talk-about-a-qualitative-analysis-of-online-chat-sessions-with-healthcare-specialists-during-a-virtual-cardiac-rehabilitation-program
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Joanna Mendell, Joanna Bates, Davina Banner-Lukaris, Dan Horvat, Bindy Kang, Joel Singer, Andrew Ignaszewski, Scott A Lear
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac rehabilitation programs (CRPs) are effective at reducing cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, yet attendance in these programs remains low due to geographic constraints. In a previously conducted randomized trial we demonstrated that a virtual CRP (vCRP) delivered over the Internet reduced risk for CVD. The current investigation has reviewed the online chat sessions between participants and healthcare providers (HCP) to describe the content of discussions during the vCRP intervention...
May 9, 2018: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739793/association-between-adiposity-and-lean-mass-with-long-term-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-no-paradox
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Jose R Medina-Inojosa, Virend K Somers, Randal J Thomas, Nathalie Jean, Sarah M Jenkins, Miguel Angel Gomez-Ibarra, Marta Supervia, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez
BACKGROUND: Prognosis based on body fat percentage (BF%) in patients with coronary artery disease has not been extensively studied. We tested the hypothesis that patients with coronary artery disease and increased BF% have a higher risk for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) and that fat-free mass is associated with better prognosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: We included 717 patients referred to cardiac rehabilitation after coronary artery disease events or procedures who underwent air displacement plethysmography to assess BF%; 75% were men, with a mean age 61...
May 8, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739740/electronic-health-physical-activity-behavior-change-intervention-to-self-manage-cardiovascular-disease-qualitative-exploration-of-patient-and-health-professional-requirements
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Deirdre Mj Walsh, Kieran Moran, Véronique Cornelissen, Roselien Buys, Nils Cornelis, Catherine Woods
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases are a leading cause of premature death worldwide. International guidelines recommend routine delivery of all phases of cardiac rehabilitation. Uptake of traditional cardiac rehabilitation remains suboptimal, as attendance at formal hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation programs is low, with community-based cardiac rehabilitation rates and individual long-term exercise maintenance even lower. Home-based cardiac rehabilitation programs have been shown to be equally effective in clinical and health-related quality of life outcomes and yet are not readily available...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738378/promotion-of-home-based-exercise-training-as-secondary-prevention-of-coronary-heart-disease-a-pilot-web-based-intervention
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Anna Torri, Claudia Panzarino, Anna Scaglione, Maddalena Modica, Bruno Bordoni, Raffaella Redaelli, Renata De Maria, Maurizio Ferratini
BACKGROUND: Although cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is cost-effective in improving the health of patients with coronary heart disease (CHD), less than half of eligible CHD patients attend a CR program. Innovative web-based technologies might improve CR delivery and utilization. We assessed the feasibility and impact on functional capacity and secondary prevention targets of a long-term web-monitored exercise-based CR maintenance program. METHODS: Low- to moderate-risk CHD patients were recruited at discharge from inpatient CR after a coronary event or revascularization...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729860/is-ventilatory-therapy-combined-with-exercise-training-effective-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-sleep-disordered-breathing-results-of-a-randomized-trial-during-a-cardiac-rehabilitation-programme-satelit-hf
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Marie-Christine Iliou, Sonia Corone, Barnabas Gellen, Thierry Denolle, Frederic Roche, Anaïs Charles Nelson, Christian Darné
BACKGROUND: Sleep-related disordered breathing is common in patients with chronic heart failure. AIM: To assess the efficacy of short-term nocturnal ventilatory therapy combined with exercise training (V+ET) compared with exercise training alone (ET) in patients with chronic heart failure with sleep-disordered breathing. METHODS: Patients in New York Heart Association functional class II-IIIb, with an apnoea-hypopnoea index (AHI)>15/h, and enrolled in a cardiac rehabilitation programme, were centrally randomized to V+ET or ET...
May 2, 2018: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726000/illness-perception-in-overweight-and-obese-patients-with-cardiovascular-diseases
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Alessandra Pokrajac-Bulian, Neala Ambrosi-Randić
OBJECTIVE: This study explored the relationship of illness perception with different aspects of cardiac anxiety, general anxiety and depression in a sample of male and female overweight and obese patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVD). STUDY DESIGN: The clinical sample included 165 adults (113 males) aged from 32 to 89 years. The patients were admitted to the Department of Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation for a major cardiovascular event, acute myocardial infarction or myocardial revascularization...
May 3, 2018: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724635/mandatory-criteria-for-cardiac-rehabilitation-programs-2018-guidelines-from-the-portuguese-society-of-cardiology
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Ana Abreu, Miguel Mendes, Hélder Dores, Conceição Silveira, Paulo Fontes, Madalena Teixeira, Helena Santa Clara, João Morais
Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a multidisciplinary process for patients recovering after an acute cardiac event or with chronic cardiovascular disease that reduces mortality and morbidity and improves quality of life. It is considered a cost-effective intervention and is expressly indicated in the guidelines of the major medical societies. In Portugal, only 8% of patients discharged from hospital after myocardial infarction are included in CR programs. In Europe overall, the percentage admitted to CR programs is 30%, while in the USA it is 20-30%...
April 30, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722511/evidence-based-position-paper-on-physical-and-rehabilitation-medicine-prm-professional-practice-for-people-with-cardiovascular-conditions-the-european-prm-position-uems-prm-section
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Alvydas Juocevicius, Aydan Oral, Aet Lukmann, Peter Takáč, Piotr Tederko, Ilze Hāznere, Catarina Aguiar-Branco, Milica Lazovic, Stefano Negrini, Enrique Varela Donoso, Nicolas Christodoulou
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular conditions are significant causes of mortality and morbidity leading to substantial disability. AIM: The aim of the paper is to improve Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) physicians' professional practice for persons with cardiovascular conditions in order to promote their functioning properties and to reduce activity limitations and/or participation restrictions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic review of the literature and a Consensus procedure by means of a Delphi process has been performed involving the delegates of all European countries represented in the UEMS PRM Section...
May 2, 2018: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
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