September 2017 - Volume 37 - Issue 5

  • Larry F. Hamm, PhD
  • 1932-7501
  • 1932-751x
  • 6 issues / year
  • Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems 85/126
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We would like to alert you to a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) developed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) entitled Increasing Use of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Traditional and Community Settings (R61/R33). 

The objective of this FOA is to develop single center Phase 2 clinical trials to 1) Test strategies that will lead to increased use of cardiovascular rehabilitation (CR) and pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in the U.S. population who are eligible based on clinical guidelines; 2) Test strategies that will lead to reduced disparities in the use of CR and PR based on age, gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status (SES); and 3) Test whether increased use of PR or CR, whether traditional center-based CR/PR or new models, is accompanied by improvements in relevant clinical and patient-centered outcomes, including exercise capacity, cardiovascular and pulmonary risk factors, and quality of life. 

The link to the FOA is https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-18-019.html​​

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  • An Evaluation of FrancoForme: A Case-Managed Home-Based Primary and Secondary Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program for French-Speaking Canadians
  • Developing an Adapted Cardiac Rehabilitation Training for Home Care Clinicians:Patient Perspectives, Clinician Knowledge, and Curriculum Overview
  • Older Adult Attendance in Cardiac Rehabilitation: Impact of Functional Status and Postacute Care After Myocardial Infarction in 63 092 Medicare Beneficiaries
  • ​The Cardiac Rehabilitation Model Improves Fitness, Quality of Life, and Depression in Breast Cancer Survivors
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Outcomes by Ethnocultural Background: Results from the Canadian Cardiac Rehab Registry
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Leads to Improvements in Activity Limitations
  • Coronary Artery Disease Patient Perspectives on Exercise Prescription
  • Association Between Depressive Symptoms and Exercise Capacity in Patients with Heart Disease: A Meta-Analysis
  • Effects of a 6-Week Aquatic Treadmill Exercise Program on Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Walking Endurance in Subacute Stroke Patients: A Pilot Study
  • Utility of Walk Tests in Evaluating Functional Status Among Participants in an Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
  • Cardiac Auscultation for Noncardiologists: Application in Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs. Part I: Patients After Acute Coronary Sysndromes and Heart Failure
  • Cardiac Auscultation for Noncardiologists: Application in Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs: Part II: Adult Patients After Heart Surgery
  • The Relationship Between Weather and Objectively Measured Physical Activity Among Individuals with COPD
  • Exercise Training in a Patient with a Left Ventricular Assist Device and Large Aortic Valve Thrombus
  • Glittre-ADL Multiple Tasks Induce Similar Dynamic Hyperinflation with Different Metabolic and Ventilatory Demands in Patients with COPD
  • Validation of the English Version of the HeartQoL Health-Related Quality of Life Questionnaire in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease
  • Prevalence of Kinesiophobia in Relation to Changes Over Time Amomg Patients After an Acute Coronary Artery Disease Event
  • Comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation for Secondary Prevention after Transient Ischemic Attack or Mild Stroke: Psychological Profile and Outcomes
  • Differential Pulmonary Rehabilitation Outcomes in Patients With and Without COPD: Role of Gender
  • Clinical Model of Exercise-Related Dyspnea in Adult Patients with Cystic Fibrosis
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Participation Rates and Outcomes for Patients with Heart Failure
  • Outdoor Reproducibility of a 1-km Treadmill Walking Test to Predict Peak Oxygen Uptake in Cardiac Patients
  • Effect of Psychosocial and Vocational Interventions on Return-to-Work Rates Post-Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Systematic Review
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation in Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Device: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
  • Phenotypes and Characterization of COPD: A Pulmonary Rehabilitation Perspective
  • The Community Balance and Mobility Scale: A Valid Assessment Tool of Balance in Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients
  • Associations of Exercise Tolerance with Hemodynamic Parameters for Pulmonary Hypertension and for Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Relevance of Kinesiophobia in Relation to Changes Over Time among Patients after an Acute Coronary Artery Disease Event
  • Psychosocial Determinants of Weight Loss amomg Young Adults with Overweight and Obesity: How Does Drive for Thinness Affect Weight Loss?
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  • Larry F. Hamm, PhD, Editor