Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
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High-density lipoprotein cholesterol therapies: the next frontier in lipid management.
Current cholesterol treatment guidelines target low-density lipoprotein cholesterol as the primary goal of therapy and recommend statins as first line therapy. However, despite aggressive treatment and success at reaching the recommended goals, coronary heart disease is still a leading cause of morb...
Regular walking and long-term maintenance of outcomes after pulmonary rehabilitation.
We examined whether patient adherence to regular walking enhanced the long-term maintenance of functional benefits gained from an 8-week pulmonary rehabilitation program. One hundred twenty-three patients with moderate to severe chronic lung disease completed an 8-week pulmonary rehabilitation progr...
Do positive health expectations and optimism relate to quality-of-life outcomes for the patient with an implantable cardioverter defibrillat...
Clinical trials with the implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) have demonstrated desirable outcomes in terms of mortality and morbidity among patients with potentially lethal arrhythmias. This study examined the "resilience factors" of positive health expectations and global optimism prospect...
Effect of exercise intensity on postexercise hypotension.
Delivery of outpatient cardiac rehabilitation in a managed care organization.
This study aimed to assess referral and enrollment rates for postdischarge outpatient cardiac rehabilitation in a managed care organization. A prospective cohort study investigated Atlanta area managed care members, age 30 years or older, hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction or coronary reva...
Cardiac resynchronization therapy: effects on exercise capacity in the patient with chronic heart failure.
Outcomes in cardiac rehabilitation programs across Illinois.
Effects of advance care education in cardiovascular rehabilitation programs: a prospective randomized study.
To determine the effect of advance care education provided to patients enrolled in cardiovascular rehabilitation (CVR) programs and assess patients' acceptance of the educational program. In a multicenter, prospective, randomized study, the authors administered two questionnaires 6 months apart to 2...
Assessment of functional outcomes using the 6-minute walk test in cardiac rehabilitation: comparison of patients with and without left ventr...
Physical activity, fitness, and coronary risk estimation.