Practitioners need access to and the ability to openly discuss advances in practice and concepts as they apply to the practice of cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy. Lack of accessibility of research, limited clinical and personal time, or insufficient knowledge of article synopses can hinder this process. This article provides an overview of cardiovascular and pulmonary research published in 2014 that the authors believe most important and relevant to the practice of cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy. Several key sections are used to describe selected articles and are followed by a brief overview of clinical relevance as indicated by the authors and input provided during the oral presentation of this material at the 2015 Combined Sections Meeting.
1Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
2Department of Physical Therapy, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL
Correspondence: Paul Ricard, PT, DPT, CCS, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1800 Orleans Street, Meyer 2 Building, Baltimore, MD 21287 (email@example.com).
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.