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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164926/serum-uric-acid-level-predicts-adverse-outcomes-after-myocardial-revascularization-or-cardiac-valve-surgery
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Davide Lazzeroni, Matteo Bini, Umberto Camaiora, Paolo Castiglioni, Luca Moderato, Davide Bosi, Simone Geroldi, Pietro T Ugolotti, Lorenzo Brambilla, Valerio Brambilla, Paolo Coruzzi
Background High levels of serum uric acid have been associated with adverse outcomes in cardiovascular diseases such as myocardial infarction and heart failure. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the prognostic role of serum uric acid levels in patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation after myocardial revascularization and/or cardiac valve surgery. Design We performed an observational prospective cohort study. Methods The study included 1440 patients with available serum uric acid levels, prospectively followed for 50 ± 17 months...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164325/effects-of-recreational-football-on-women-s-fitness-and-health-adaptations-and-mechanisms
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Peter Krustrup, Eva Wulff Helge, Peter R Hansen, Per Aagaard, Marie Hagman, Morten B Randers, Maysa de Sousa, Magni Mohr
The review describes the fitness and health effects of recreational football in women aged 18-65 years. The review documents that 2 × 1 h of recreational football training for 12-16 weeks causes marked improvements in maximal oxygen uptake (5-15%) and myocardial function in women. Moreover, mean arterial blood pressure was shown to decrease by 2-5 mmHg in normotensive women and 6-8 mmHg in hypertensive women. This review also show that short-term (< 4 months) and medium-term (4-16 months) recreational football training has major beneficial impact on metabolic health profile in women, with fat losses of 1-3 kg and improvements in blood lipid profile...
November 21, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148038/visual-field-defect-after-ischemic-stroke-impact-on-mortality
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K M Sand, H Naess, L Thomassen, J M Hoff
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the impact of visual field defects (VFD) on mortality in ischemic stroke patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients with acute infarction and a clinically detected VFD from February 2006 to December 2013 in the NORSTROKE Registry (n = 506) were included and compared with ischemic stroke patients with normal visual fields (n = 2041). A record of patients who had died per ultimo April 2015 was obtained from the central registry at Haukeland University Hospital...
November 17, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146661/what-is-the-relationship-between-physical-activity-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-stroke-survivors-post-completion-of-rehabilitation-protocol-for-a-longitudinal-study
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Natalie A Fini, Julie Bernhardt, Anne E Holland
INTRODUCTION: Physical activity (PA) can modify cardiovascular and other health risks in people with stroke, but we know little about long-term PA in this group. This study aims to describe PA levels and investigate relationships between PA, cardiovascular risk factors, mobility and participant characteristics (eg, age, mood and fatigue) in the 2 years following rehabilitation discharge after first stroke. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This is a longitudinal observational study with follow-up at 6, 12 and 24 months after rehabilitation discharge...
November 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142811/carotid-artery-stiffness-and-development-of-hypertension-in-people-with-paraplegia-and-no-overt-cardiovascular-disease-a-7-year-follow-up-study
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Olga Vriz, Nicole Bertin, Arianna Ius, Emiliana Bizzarini, Eduardo Bossone, Francesco Antonini-Canterin
Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare arterial stiffness between people with paraplegia and able-bodied persons (ABPs) and to assess cardiovascular markers that may be predictive of the development of arterial hypertension in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). Setting: This study was conducted at rehabilitation Hospital, Udine (Italy). Methods: Fifty-seven patients with SCI were prospectively enrolled and compared with 88 healthy ABPs...
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131734/yoga-therapy-in-japan
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Keishin Kimura
This perspective piece gives an overview of the current situation of yoga therapy in Japan today. Traditional yoga in Japan suffered a serious setback in 1995 with a nerve gas terrorist attack on the Tokyo subway, which was carried out by a cult that recruited members through yoga classes. But with the increase in popularity with modern forms of yoga such as Iyengar yoga, Ashtanga yoga and hot yoga in the West, the general public in Japan today is forgetting its aversion to yoga and considers it to be something that can contribute to good health...
November 2017: International Journal of Yoga Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130585/exploring-patient-reported-outcomes-following-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-qualitative-study
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Darshini R Ayton, Anna L Barker, Geeske M E E Peeters, Danielle E Berkovic, Jeffrey Lefkovits, Angela Brennan, Sue Evans, John Zalcberg, Christopher Reid, Johannes Just Stoelwinder, John McNeil
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a common cardiac procedure used to treat obstructive coronary artery disease. Patient-centred care is a priority in cardiovascular health having been shown to increase patient satisfaction, engagement with rehabilitation activities and reduce anxiety. Evidence indicates that patient-centred care is best achieved by routine collection of patient-reported outcomes (PROs). However, existing patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) have limited the patient involvement in their development...
November 12, 2017: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126759/malnutrition-increases-the-incidence-of-death-cardiovascular-events-and-infections-in-patients-with-stroke-after-rehabilitation
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Keisuke Maruyama, Naoki Nakagawa, Satoshi Koyama, Jun-Ichi Maruyama, Naoyuki Hasebe
BACKGROUND: Although the impact of malnutrition in patients with acute stroke has been reported, its significance after rehabilitation is not well understood. The geriatric nutritional risk index (GNRI) is a simple and well-established nutritional screening tool that predicts poor prognosis in elderly patients and in those with a high risk of cardiovascular events. We investigated the associations between GNRI and all-cause mortality, cardiovascular events, and infectious diseases in patients with stroke after rehabilitation...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122147/physical-activity-and-psychosocial-function-following-cardiac-rehabilitation-one-year-follow-up-of-the-enhanced-study
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Patrick J Smith, Andrew Sherwood, Stephanie Mabe, Lana Watkins, Alan Hinderliter, James A Blumenthal
OBJECTIVE: To examine the long-term association between physical activity (PA) and psychosocial functioning following completion of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) among participants in the ENHANCED study. METHOD: ENHANCED was a 3-month clinical trial examining standard CR with and without stress management training (SMT). Participants completed the Leisure-Time Exercise Questionnaire (LTEQ), Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), and the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) at baseline, 3- and 12-months after randomization...
November 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120967/life-values-as-an-intrinsic-guide-for-cardiopulmonary-rehabilitation-program-engagement-a-qualitative-analysis
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Jordan M Ellis, Matthew C Whited, John Taylor Freeman, Ansley T Corson, John Paul Jameson, Stacey Greenway, David M Sager, Emily P Midgette, Eliza V Varju
PURPOSE: Participation in cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation (CVPR) programs can lead to improved functional abilities and improved quality of life, but attendance and adherence to these programs remain suboptimal. Behavioral therapies have emphasized the importance of life value identification as a guide for goal setting and behavior change for both psychological and physical health conditions. Individuals who choose to engage in behaviors that align with their life values are thought to be intrinsically reinforced...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120237/does-service-timing-matter-for-psychological-outcomes-in-cardiac-rehabilitation-insights-from-the-national-audit-of-cardiac-rehabilitation
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Jennifer Sumner, Jan R Böhnke, Patrick Doherty
Background The presence of mental health conditions in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) patients such as anxiety and depression can lead to reduced programme adherence, increased mortality and increased re-occurrence of cardiovascular events undermining the aims and benefit of CR. Earlier research has identified a relationship between delayed commencement of CR and poorer physical activity outcomes. This study wished to explore whether a similar relationship between CR wait time and mental health outcomes can be found and to what degree participation in CR varies by mental health status...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117797/obesity-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-copd-is-exercise-the-answer
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Benjamin D James, Amy V Jones, Ruth E Trethewey, Rachael A Evans
Approximately half of all patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) attending pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) programmes are overweight or obese which negatively impacts upon dyspnoea and exercise tolerance particularly when walking. Within the obese population (without COPD), the observed heterogeneity in prognosis is in part explained by the variability in the risk of developing cardiovascular disease or diabetes (cardiometabolic risk) leading to the description of metabolic syndrome. In obesity alone, high-intensity aerobic training can support healthy weight loss and improve the constituent components of metabolic syndrome...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114979/weight-cycling-in-adults-with-severe-obesity-a-longitudinal-study
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Marwan El Ghoch, Simona Calugi, Riccardo Dalle Grave
AIM: Although weight cycling is a common phenomenon in treatment-seeking patients with obesity, its consequences on health outcomes have not yet been completely clarified. We therefore aimed to investigate the effect of one cycle of intentional weight loss and regain on energy expenditure, body composition, cardiovascular risk factors and psychosocial variables in patients with severe obesity. METHODS: Clinical and psychosocial variables were measured in 38 adult patients with severe obesity (body mass index (BMI): 43...
November 8, 2017: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114529/rehabilitation-training-in-artificially-heated-environment
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Ping-Chung Leung
Sauna has become a popular club house facility where the dweller enjoys relaxation. Some exercise groups like yoga and Qigong practitioners, are making use of the heated environment to achieve quicker and better results of trainings. Sauna therapy is producing a thermal stress through hyperthermia. The cardiovascular system readily responds by increasing the heart rate which can become double the resting stage within minutes and cardiac output may have a 70% increase. The body's surface response to heat leads to a 40% of decrease in peripheral vascular resistance, thus allowing rapid peripheral blood flow which is responsible for greater heat dispersal directly from the skin...
October 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111106/2017-comprehensive-update-of-the-canadian-cardiovascular-society-guidelines-for-the-management-of-heart-failure
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Justin A Ezekowitz, Eileen O'Meara, Michael A McDonald, Howard Abrams, Michael Chan, Anique Ducharme, Nadia Giannetti, Adam Grzeslo, Peter G Hamilton, George A Heckman, Jonathan G Howlett, Sheri L Koshman, Serge Lepage, Robert S McKelvie, Gordon W Moe, Miroslaw Rajda, Elizabeth Swiggum, Sean A Virani, Shelley Zieroth, Abdul Al-Hesayen, Alain Cohen-Solal, Michel D'Astous, Sabe De, Estrellita Estrella-Holder, Stephen Fremes, Lee Green, Haissam Haddad, Karen Harkness, Adrian F Hernandez, Simon Kouz, Marie-Hélène LeBlanc, Frederick A Masoudi, Heather J Ross, Andre Roussin, Bruce Sussex
Since the inception of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society heart failure (HF) guidelines in 2006, much has changed in the care for patients with HF. Over the past decade, the HF Guidelines Committee has published regular updates. However, because of the major changes that have occurred, the Guidelines Committee believes that a comprehensive reassessment of the HF management recommendations is presently needed, with a view to producing a full and complete set of updated guidelines. The primary and secondary Canadian Cardiovascular Society HF panel members as well as external experts have reviewed clinically relevant literature to provide guidance for the practicing clinician...
November 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101934/effect-of-cardiac-rehabilitation-dose-on-mortality-and-morbidity-a-systematic-review-and-meta-regression-analysis
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Carolina Santiago de Araújo Pio, Susan Marzolini, Maureen Pakosh, Sherry L Grace
OBJECTIVE: To ascertain the effect of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) dose (ie, duration × frequency/wk; categorized as low [<12 sessions], medium [12-35 sessions], or high [≥36 sessions]) on mortality and morbidity. METHODS: The Cochrane, CINAHL, EMBASE, PsycINFO, and MEDLINE databases were systematically searched from inception through November 30, 2015. Inclusion criteria included randomized or nonrandomized studies with a minimum CR dose of 4 or higher and presence of a control/comparison group...
November 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100841/choice-of-health-options-in-prevention-of-cardiovascular-events-choice-replication-study
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Lis Neubeck, Ben Freedman, Nicole Lowres, Karice Hyun, Jessica Orchard, Tom Briffa, Adrian Bauman, Kris Rogers, Julie Redfern
BACKGROUND: Globally, attendance at cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is between 15 and 30%. Alternative models of individualised care are recommended to promote participation in CR, however there has been no prospective testing of different durations of such models. We aimed to replicate the previously proven Choice of Health Options In prevention of Cardiovascular Events (CHOICE) intervention, and to determine if an extended version (CHOICEplus) would confer additional benefits. METHODS: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) survivors not accessing centre-based CR (n=203) were randomised to CHOICE for 3 months (n=100) or CHOICEplus for 24 months (n=103) at four urban hospitals...
October 20, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098919/current-methods-of-preventing-aseptic-loosening-and-improving-osseointegration-of-titanium-implants-in-cementless-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-review
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Dragos Apostu, Ondine Lucaciu, Cristian Berce, Dan Lucaciu, Dan Cosma
Hip osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder, and is represented by a degenerative process, resulting in pain and functional impairment. If conservative treatment for hip osteoarthritis fails, the only remaining option is hip arthroplasty. Despite good survival of implants, loosening of components is the most common complication. This leads to revision surgeries, which are technically demanding, expensive, and result in a low satisfaction rate. Uncemented hip replacements require proper osseointegration for increased survival...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098630/exercise-dosing-and-prescription-playing-it-safe-dangers-and-prescription
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Lei Wang, Dongmei Ai, Ning Zhang
Cardiac rehabilitation is a comprehensive and multidisciplinary program, and exercise training is extremely crucial in the whole program. In the past decades, many researches have shown the beneficial effects of exercise for cardiovascular disease (CVD) is indisputable Nevertheless, only a well-designed exercise prescription may achieve the ideal benefits. In this chapter, we will have a discussion of what is exercise prescription and how to establish a scientific and appropriate exercise prescription for CVD patients depending on the current scientific evidence and recommendations...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098620/clinical-evidence-of-exercise-benefits-for-stroke
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Peipei Han, Wen Zhang, Li Kang, Yixuan Ma, Liyuan Fu, Liye Jia, Hairui Yu, Xiaoyu Chen, Lin Hou, Lu Wang, Xing Yu, Masahiro Kohzuki, Qi Guo
Even though stroke is the third, not the first, most common cause of disability-adjusted life years in developed countries, it is one of the most expensive to treat. Part of the expense is due to secondary problems in the post-stroke period including: cognition, memory, attention span, pain, sensation loss, psychological issues, and problems with mobility and balance. Research has identified that exercise has both positive physical and psychosocial effects for post-stroke patients. Therefore, this scientific statement provides an overview on exercise rehabilitation for post-stroke patients...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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