Additional study is needed to confirm these findings, but the study “does underscore the critical importance of assessing function in this population, and, even more importantly, to initiate cardiac rehabilitation during ... hospitalization, to the
L, Fletcher GF, et al; American Heart Association Exercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Prevention Committee of the Council on Clinical Cardiology. ... GF, et al; American Heart Association Exercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Prevention Committee of
Another area where physician referrals are scant is cardiac rehabilitation. Though research shows this outpatient therapy reduces readmissions and improves mortality for those recently hospitalized for a cardiac event, few patients
Only about one-third of heart attack survivors participate in outpatient cardiac rehabilitation, despite evidence that it reduces morbidity and mortality and improves outcomes, according to a CDC survey. ... An accompanying editorial reiterated the
Conte, MD, professor of surgery and associate director of the division of cardiac surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. ... Zieman, who insists that her patients receive cardiac rehabilitation after their valve or bypass surgery.
sometimes be a burden on them taking care of themselves or continuing cardiac rehabilitation or some of the other necessary [treatments]. ... That's where some of the disparities occur in outcomes. An important part of the treatment of MI besides
In patients with cardiovascular disease, pathological limitations to these increases in cardiac output restrict maximal exercise. ... 2. Balady GJ, Arena R, Sietsema K, Myers J, Coke L, Fletcher GF, et al; American Heart Association Exercise, Cardiac
Automatic referral combined with a clinician discussion can increase patients' use of cardiac rehabilitation after hospital discharge, recent research suggests. ... A year later, 1,809 patients completed a survey that assessed their cardiac
The revised measures focus on prescription of a statin for acute MI, evaluation of left ventricular ejection fraction, cardiac rehabilitation referral, and P2Y12 receptor inhibitor prescription at discharge. ... early cardiac troponin measurement (within
One other interesting finding was that the high-readmission hospitals had lower use of diuretics and cardiac rehabilitation referral, suggesting that these interventions might improve short-term outcomes.