Special Issue "Cardiac Rehabilitation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 January 2019)
Prof. Dr. Darren Warburton
Cardiovascular Physiology and Rehabilitation Laboratory, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Interests: Indigenous health, chronic disease prevention and treatment, exercise medicine, physical activity promotion, quality of life, lifestyle intervention, well-being, health promotion
Cardiac rehabilitation is widely considered an important and often essential step in reducing the burden associated with cardiovascular disease in contemporary society. Patients that engage in formal supervised and unsupervised cardiac rehabilitation programs have consistently been shown to reduce the risk for premature mortality and chronic disease, while improving their overall health and well-being. Over the past 10 years, there have been marked advancements in the field of cardiac rehabilitation supporting the importance of adopting healthy lifestyle behaviours in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease and other related chronic medical conditions. In this present Special Issue we will examine more closely recent innovations and advancements in cardiac rehabilitation. We will also evaluate the current evidence regarding the ability of cardiac rehabilitation to reduce the risk for chronic disease and premature mortality and to improve health and wellness. We will also assess best practices from across the global community establishing key examples and/or predictors of success in cardiac rehabilitation settings. As such, through this Special Issue, we will provide greater insight into what is being done on the international stage, the level of evidence regarding health and wellness benefits associated with cardiac rehabilitation, and the key predictors of success.
Prof. Dr. Darren Warburton
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Primary and secondary prevention of chronic disease
- Lifestyle management
- Motivational interviewing
- Behavioural change
- Lifestyle intervention
- Cardiovascular disease prevention and control