Special Issue "Cardiovascular Rehabilitation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).
Interests: acute and chronic heart failure; acute and chronic ischemic heart diseases; exercise physiology; cardiovascular rehabilitation
In developed countries, cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the main cause of death and disability, despite the gradual decline in disease rates experienced over the last few decades. The way in which CVD is treated has huge implications for patients, health professionals, and policymakers. In fact, once a person has a cardiac event, such as a heart attack, the prevention of further heart attacks, or death, is crucial. Secondary prevention through cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a key component of the ongoing care of these patients immediately following discharge from a hospital. Today, CR is widely accepted as a proven program that provides health benefits and long-term management of cardiac conditions. CR programs offer a cost-effective, multidisciplinary, and comprehensive approach to addressing risk factors and restoring individuals to their optimal physiological, psychosocial, nutritional, and functional status, thereby reducing morbidity and mortality and improving health and wellness.
In this Special Issue, we will examine more closely recent innovations and advancements in cardiac rehabilitation, especially in heart failure patients and in heart cardiac surgery patients. Moreover, we will also address best practices from across the global community, establishing key examples and/or predictors of success in cardiac rehabilitation settings. Through this Special Issue, we will point out the most relevant evidence on health and wellness benefits associated with cardiac rehabilitation, and the key predictors of success.
Dr. Filippo M. Sarullo
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- cardiac rehabilitation
- cardiopulmonary exercise stress testing
- cardiac rehabilitation in chronic heart failure
- cardiac rehabilitation in peripheral artery disease
- primary and secondary prevention of chronic disease
- cardiac rehabilitation in heart surgery patients
- prescription of exercise
- lifestyle intervention