cardiac rehabilitation


Summary: Restoration of functions to the maximum degree possible in a person or persons suffering from a CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE. It also includes cardiac conditioning and SECONDARY PREVENTION in patients with elevated cardiovascular risk profile.

Top Publications

  1. Takagawa Y, Yagi S, Ise T, Ishii A, Nishikawa K, Fukuda D, et al. Improved Exercise Capacity After Cardiac Rehabilitation Is Associated with Reduced Visceral Fat in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure. Int Heart J. 2017;58:746-751 pubmed publisher
    Participation in a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation (CR) program has been shown to reduce mortality and improve exercise capacity and symptoms in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF)...
  2. Anderson L, Brown J, Clark A, Dalal H, Rossau H, Bridges C, et al. Patient education in the management of coronary heart disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017;6:CD008895 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Cardiac rehabilitation is a complex multifaceted intervention which aims to improve the health outcomes of people with CHD...
  3. Mejer Barczewska A, Kapusta J, Godala M, Kowalczyk E, Irzmanski R, Kowalski J. [The usefulness of the scale before exercise and exercise to identify coronary artery disease by physiotherapists]. Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2017;42:197-200 pubmed
    ..can be assessed by ECG at rest or doing the stress test, which also serves to evaluate the results of cardiac rehabilitation. The aim of this study was to determine the usefulness of the scale before exercise and exercise to assess ..
  4. Phillips S, Andaku D, Mendes R, Caruso F, Cabiddu R, Jaenisch R, et al. Exploring Vascular Function Biomarkers: Implications for Rehabilitation. Braz J Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;32:125-135 pubmed publisher
    ..Physical exercise exerts beneficial effects on endothelial function and can be used in both primary and secondary prevention of cardiac and peripheral artery diseases, even in the postoperative period of cardiovascular surgery. ..
  5. Vogel J, Auinger A, Riedl R, Kindermann H, Helfert M, Ocenasek H. Digitally enhanced recovery: Investigating the use of digital self-tracking for monitoring leisure time physical activity of cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0186261 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, we investigate the effects of using smart wearables by patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation. A field experiment involving 29 patients was designed and participants were either assigned to the study ..
  6. Kapusta J, Mejer Barczewska A, Kowalczyk E, Irzmanski R, Kowalski J. [Evaluation of selected vascular active factors in patients after myocardial infarction subjected to cardiac rehabilitation]. Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2017;43:56-60 pubmed
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of cardiac rehabilitation (stage II) on the concentration of selected vascular active factors (IL- 1, IL-6, TIMP-1, VEGF)...
  7. Mejer Barczewska A, Kapusta J, Godala M, Kowalczyk E, Irzmanski R, Kowalski J. [Evaluation of oxidative-reduction markers of blood in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) subjected to cardiac rehabilitation]. Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2017;42:236-240 pubmed
    ..5±6.5 years, underwent rehabilitation in the Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiac Rehabilitation, University Hospital im. WAM in Lodz...
  8. Irzmanski R, Kapusta J, Obrębska Stefaniak A, Urzedowicz B, Kowalski J. Cardiac rehabilitation in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: can its failure be predicted?. Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis. 2017;11:177-184 pubmed publisher
    ..hyperglycaemia, anaemia, leukocytosis, thrombocytopaenia and decreased GFR on the risk of the failure of cardiac rehabilitation (phase II at the hospital) in post-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients...
  9. Miwa S, Visintainer P, Engelman R, Miller A, Lagu T, Woodbury E, et al. Effects of an Ambulation Orderly Program Among Cardiac Surgery Patients. Am J Med. 2017;130:1306-1312 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that an AO program is a reasonable and practical approach towards improving hospital outcomes. ..

More Information


  1. Wu C, Sung H, Chang A, Atherton J, Kostner K, McPhail S. Cardiac-diabetes self-management program for Australians and Taiwanese: A randomized blocked design study. Nurs Health Sci. 2017;19:307-315 pubmed publisher
    Cardiac disease and type 2 diabetes are prevalent diseases globally. Cardiac rehabilitation and diabetes self-management programs empower patients' self-management to improve their health outcomes...
  2. Jafari B. Rehabilitation of Cardiovascular Disorders and Sleep Apnea. Sleep Med Clin. 2017;12:193-203 pubmed publisher
    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is present in more than 50% of patients referred to cardiac rehabilitation units. However, it has been under-recognized in patients after stroke and heart failure...
  3. Buckley J, Furze G, Doherty P, Speck L, Connolly S, Hinton S, et al. BACPR scientific statement: British standards and core components for cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation. Heart. 2013;99:1069-71 pubmed publisher
  4. Melk A, Tegtbur U, Hilfiker Kleiner D, Eberhard J, Saretzki G, Eulert C, et al. Improvement of biological age by physical activity. Int J Cardiol. 2014;176:1187-9 pubmed publisher
  5. Adachi H. Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test. Int Heart J. 2017;58:654-665 pubmed publisher
    ..In this article, I will describe how CPX should be used in clinical settings...
  6. Bäck M, Oberg B, Krevers B. Important aspects in relation to patients' attendance at exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation - facilitators, barriers and physiotherapist's role: a qualitative study. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2017;17:77 pubmed publisher
    In order to improve attendance at exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR), a greater insight into patients' perspectives is necessary...
  7. Steca P, Monzani D, Greco A, Franzelli C, Magrin M, Miglioretti M, et al. Stability and change of lifestyle profiles in cardiovascular patients after their first acute coronary event. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0183905 pubmed publisher
    ..14) completed self-report measures of health-related behaviors at the beginning of cardiac rehabilitation, and six months and twelve months after...
  8. Fang J, Ayala C, Luncheon C, Ritchey M, Loustalot F. Use of Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Among Heart Attack Survivors - 20 States and the District of Columbia, 2013 and Four States, 2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017;66:869-873 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Cardiac rehabilitation (rehab) includes exercise counseling and training, education for heart-healthy living, and counseling to ..
  9. . Guidelines for rehabilitation in patients with cardiovascular disease (JCS 2012). Circ J. 2014;78:2022-93 pubmed
  10. Herdy A, Lopez Jimenez F, Terzic C, Milani M, Stein R, Carvalho T, et al. South American guidelines for cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation. Arq Bras Cardiol. 2014;103:1-31 pubmed
  11. Piepoli M, Hoes A, Agewall S, Albus C, Brotons C, Catapano A, et al. 2016 European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice: The Sixth Joint Task Force of the European Society of Cardiology and Other Societies on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice (constituted by represe. Eur Heart J. 2016;37:2315-2381 pubmed publisher
  12. Feldman D, Al Mallah M, Keteyian S, Brawner C, Feldman T, Blumenthal R, et al. No evidence of an upper threshold for mortality benefit at high levels of cardiorespiratory fitness. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015;65:629-30 pubmed publisher
  13. Musekamp G, Schuler M, Seekatz B, Bengel J, Faller H, Meng K. Does improvement in self-management skills predict improvement in quality of life and depressive symptoms? A prospective study in patients with heart failure up to one year after self-management education. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2017;17:51 pubmed publisher
    ..Intermediate-term changes in self-reported self-management skills predicted long-term changes in all outcomes. These findings support the assumption that improvements in self-management skills may foster improvements in distal outcomes. ..
  14. Anderson L, Sharp G, Norton R, Dalal H, Dean S, Jolly K, et al. Home-based versus centre-based cardiac rehabilitation. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017;6:CD007130 pubmed publisher
    Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death globally. Traditionally, centre-based cardiac rehabilitation programmes are offered to individuals after cardiac events to aid recovery and prevent further cardiac illness...
  15. Widmer R, Allison T, Lennon R, Lopez Jimenez F, Lerman L, Lerman A. Digital health intervention during cardiac rehabilitation: A randomized controlled trial. Am Heart J. 2017;188:65-72 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether DHI administered during cardiac rehabilitation (CR) would reduce CV-related emergency department (ED) visits and rehospitalizations in patients after ..
  16. Araujo C. Cardiac Rehabilitation: Far Beyond Coronary Artery Disease. Arq Bras Cardiol. 2015;105:549-51 pubmed publisher
  17. Byrne M, Murphy P, D Eath M, Doherty S, Jaarsma T. Association Between Sexual Problems and Relationship Satisfaction Among People With Cardiovascular Disease. J Sex Med. 2017;14:666-674 pubmed publisher
    ..who were currently in a sexual relationship with one main partner and were recruited from six hospital cardiac rehabilitation centers in Ireland...
  18. Sumner J, Harrison A, Doherty P. The effectiveness of modern cardiac rehabilitation: A systematic review of recent observational studies in non-attenders versus attenders. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0177658 pubmed publisher
    The beneficial effects of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) have been challenged in recent years and there is now a need to investigate whether current CR programmes, delivered in the context of modern cardiology, still benefit patients...
  19. Piepoli M, Hoes A, Agewall S, Albus C, Brotons C, Catapano A, et al. 2016 European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice: The Sixth Joint Task Force of the European Society of Cardiology and Other Societies on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice (constituted by represe. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2016;23:NP1-NP96 pubmed publisher
  20. Frohmader T, Lin F, Chaboyer W. Nurse mentor perceptions in the delivery of a home-based cardiac rehabilitation program to support patients living in rural areas: An interpretive study. Nurse Educ Pract. 2017;24:77-83 pubmed publisher
    Home-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs improve health outcomes for people diagnosed with heart disease. Mentoring of patients by nurses trained in CR has been proposed as an innovative model of cardiac care...
  21. Rakhshan M, Ansari L, Molazem Z, Zare N. Complications of Heart Rhythm Management Devices After Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. Clin Nurse Spec. 2017;31:E1-E6 pubmed publisher examine physical and heart rhythm management device malfunction complications after participating in a cardiac rehabilitation program intervention compared with usual care. This study was a clinical trial of 100 patients...
  22. Hurley M, Arthur H, Chessex C, Oh P, Turk Adawi K, Grace S. Burden, screening, and treatment of depressive and anxious symptoms among women referred to cardiac rehabilitation: a prospective study. BMC Womens Health. 2017;17:11 pubmed publisher
    ..Within a multi-center trial of women randomized to cardiac rehabilitation models, consenting participants were asked to complete surveys upon consent and 6 months later...
  23. Han D, Hsiao M, Wang T, Chen S, Yang W. Relation between serum myokines and phase II cardiac rehabilitation. Medicine (Baltimore). 2017;96:e6579 pubmed publisher
    ..disease or acute myocardial infarction after cardiac catheterization with stenting referred for phase II cardiac rehabilitation (CR) were grouped according to their preference...
  24. Mediano M, Mendes F, Pinto V, Silva P, Hasslocher Moreno A, Sousa A. Reassessment of quality of life domains in patients with compensated Chagas heart failure after participating in a cardiac rehabilitation program. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2017;50:404-407 pubmed publisher
    We evaluated the effects of a cardiac rehabilitation program on quality of life. This secondary analysis of a single-arm study included 12 patients with Chagas heart failure...
  25. Pesah E, Supervia M, Turk Adawi K, Grace S. A Review of Cardiac Rehabilitation Delivery Around the World. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2017;60:267-280 pubmed publisher
    Herein, 28 publications describing cardiac rehabilitation (CR) delivery in 50 of the 113 countries globally suspected to deliver it are reviewed, to characterize the nature of services...
  26. Bravo Escobar R, González Represas A, Gómez González A, Montiel Trujillo A, Aguilar Jimenez R, Carrasco Ruíz R, et al. Effectiveness and safety of a home-based cardiac rehabilitation programme of mixed surveillance in patients with ischemic heart disease at moderate cardiovascular risk: A randomised, controlled clinical trial. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2017;17:66 pubmed publisher
    Previous studies have documented the feasibility of home-based cardiac rehabilitation programmes in low-risk patients with ischemic heart disease, but a similar solution needs to be found for patients at moderate cardiovascular risk...
  27. Perk J, De Backer G, Gohlke H, Graham I, Reiner Z, Verschuren W, et al. European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice (version 2012): The Fifth Joint Task Force of the European Society of Cardiology and Other Societies on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice (constituted . Atherosclerosis. 2012;223:1-68 pubmed publisher
  28. Zhang L, Zhang L, Wang J, Ding F, Zhang S. Community health service center-based cardiac rehabilitation in patients with coronary heart disease: a prospective study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017;17:128 pubmed publisher
    ..participation, even in some developed countries, proportion of patients participating in institution-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs remained sub-optimal...
  29. Thomas R, King M, Lui K, Oldridge N, Pina I, Spertus J. AACVPR/ACCF/AHA 2010 update: performance measures on cardiac rehabilitation for referral to cardiac rehabilitation/secondary prevention services: a report of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and the American Col. Circulation. 2010;122:1342-50 pubmed publisher