I am pleased to announce a new feature in JCRP – Invited Editorials. Our first Invited Editorial, by Dr. Sherry Khadanga and our Associate Editor Patrick Savage, appears in this second issue of 2023. I would like to thank them both for providing their thoughts on the informative review paper on Alternative Models of Cardiac Rehabilitation. Along with this review paper, this issue also contains a Cardiac Rehabilitation section with four additional articles, with topics related to health competence, a second course of Cardiac Rehabilitation, long-term maintenance of cardiorespiratory fitness, and a method to predict cardiorespiratory fitness. There is one article each in the section on Pulmonary Rehabilitation (COPD patients), Cancer Rehabilitation (cardiac rehab while receiving chemotherapy), and Peripheral Artery Disease (diabetes association with physical activity). This issue also contains a helpful Infographic and has three interesting and timely Research Letters.
I would also like to mention two papers receiving significant attention from our January issue:
“Novel Therapeutics for Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity, and Heart Failure”
“Cardiac Complications of COVID-19 Infection”
If you haven’t had the chance to read them, I highly encourage you to do so.
I am confident that you will find this issue contains helpful information for both researchers and clinicians.
I encourage you to use the link in the Journal Info tab above to learn a bit more about the journal. JCRP was the first, and remains the only, professional journal dedicated to improving multidisciplinary clinical practice and expanding research evidence specific to both Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (and now also to prevention of cardiopulmonary diseases). We welcome all researchers that are actively working to expand the evidence base for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation to consider JCRP as the best option to publish their work.
As always, I encourage you to use the links on the web site to share these excellent articles with your colleagues, whether by traditional email or using our social media platforms of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Enjoy the March issue.
-Lenny Kaminsky, PhD, MAACVPR, Editor-in-Chief