Clinical Research in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention

Division of Cardiology, Cardiac Rehabilitation & Prevention, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vermont, USA.
Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention (Impact Factor: 1.58). 09/2011; 31(6):333-41. DOI: 10.1097/HCR.0b013e31822f0f79
Source: PubMed


Cardiac rehabilitation/secondary prevention (CR/SP) programs are considered standard of care and provide critically important resources for optimizing the care of cardiac patients. The objective of this article is to briefly review the evolution of CR/SP programs from a singular exercise intervention to its current, more comprehensive multifaceted approach. In addition, we offer perspective on critical concerns and suggest future research considerations to optimize the effectiveness and utilization of CR/SP program interventions.

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