This fifth issue of 2021 includes an excellent Invited Review by Dr. Phil Ades with a timely update of the topic of The Treatment of Obesity in Cardiac Rehabilitation
. Additionally, you will find a Review on Topics of Research Importance for Cardiac Rehabilitation in 2019-2020
. This review summarizes the most recent research in three specific areas or importance for Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR): enrollment or adherence in CR programs; Mental Health, particularly Depression, Stress, and Anxiety of patients participating in CR programs; patients participating in CR Programs with diagnoses other than coronary artery bypass graft, myocardial infarction, or percutaneous coronary interventions. This issue includes multiple articles related to Cardiac Rehabilitation, one related to Pulmonary Rehabilitation, along with articles related to Heart Failure and Cardio-Oncology Rehabilitation, and three Research Letters. This issue provides our second Infographic on an Enrollment in CR Programs. I think you will find this format an effective way to communicate information in this graphic format. Plus this issue features the abstracts for the upcoming AACVPR 36th Annual Meeting.
I encourage you to post links to specific articles from this issue on your Facebook page and to tweet the links on your Twitter account (use the icons on our home page for both of these JCRP Social Media accounts) - and we recently added an Instagram account, too! Doing so helps both Clinicians and Researchers stay current with the latest research in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and Prevention. This will ultimately have a positive influence on patients in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Programs and for individuals seeking preventative approaches.
Also, for authors, please note we updated the Instructions for Authors and the Author Checklist. Please use these new versions for upcoming submissions to JCRP.
Enjoy this fifth issue of 2021.
-Lenny Kaminsky, PhD, Editor-in-Chief