We have another outstanding issue of JCRP for you this month. In this issue, you will find an interesting update from the HF-ACTION study group on Clinical Predictors of Adherence to Exercise Training which is also featured in the Invited Editorial. Also included are two Review papers, one on patients who had an aortic dissection, and the other takes a novel look at the use of nutraceuticals as a preventative and therapeutic approach for patients with cardiovascular disease. The issue also contains a Cardiac Rehabilitation section with three articles on topics related to cognitive behavioral therapy, exercise self-efficacy and social disparities, and sleep apnea treatment. Two articles on Pulmonary Rehabilitation are also found in this issue: one on enrollment and participation strategies and the other on predictors of postural control, and one article on heart failure (sit-to-stand testing) . The issue also features four interesting and timely Research Letters.
I also want to point out the two papers getting the most attention from our March issue:
Long-Term Maintenance of Cardiorespiratory Fitness Gains After Cardiac Rehabilitation Reduces Mortality Risk in Patients With Multimorbidity
Factors Hindering Cardiac Rehabilitation in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, by Level and Setting
If you didn't get a chance to read them, I encourage you to check them out.
I am confident you will find this issue contains information that will be helpful to both researchers and clinicians.
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 May issue of JCRP.
-Lenny Kaminsky, PhD, MAACVPR, Editor-in-Chief
We would like to inform you of an exciting addition to our JCRP Editorial Team.
Todd M. Brown, MD, MSPH, FACC, FAHA, MAACVPR is starting his term as the Associate Editor-in-Chief.
Please see below for a brief biographical sketch of Dr. Brown:
I am originally from New Orleans, LA and attended medical school at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans and completed my Internal Medicine training at the LSU Internal Medicine Residency in Baton Rouge, LA. Following residency, I completed a cardiology fellowship at UAB where I also obtained a MSPH in health services and outcomes research. I am currently a Professor of Medicine in the UAB Division of Cardiovascular Diseases where I also serve as the Medical Director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, Director of Outpatient Cardiology Services, and Associate Program Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program. In addition to my clinical responsibilities, I am actively involved in research focusing on the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular diseases including studying the utilization and benefits of cardiac rehabilitation. I have served on numerous AACVPR, AHA, and ACC committees and was AACVPR President from 2017-2018. I have been a member of the JCRP editorial board since 2011. So, my prior experiences give me great insight into AACVPR, JCRP, and the fields of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. I look forward to bringing these experiences to the associate editor-in-chief position of JCRP, the flagship journal of AACVPR and CACR.
We are thrilled to have Dr. Brown join our JCRP Editorial Team in this leadership role!