Greetings and Happy New Year.
We have a great issue to start the 2023 year which leads off with an Invited Review about some novel therapeutics with practical recommendations for Cardiac Rehab programs. The issue also contains two additional review articles, one related to cardiac issues of COVID-19 and the role of physical activity and the second on supervised exercise for patients with symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease. The Cardiac Rehabilitation section includes four additional articles with topics related to heart failure outcomes, benefits of a virtual Cardiac Rehabilitation program, obesity, and comparisons of participation in traditional vs. intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation programs. There is one article each in the sections on Pulmonary Rehabilitation (lung transplant patients), Cancer Rehabilitation (long-term breast cancer survivors), and Prevention (risk indicator for incident type 2 diabetes). The issue also has two interesting and timely Research Letters.
I am confident you will find this issue contains information that will be helpful to 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.
Finally, you will notice a change in the feature line-up for this issue. After discussions with our Editorial Team, it was determined it was time to end the Literature Review section of JCRP. The main factor driving this decision is the wealth of electronic communications that are now available that provide announcements, many with summaries or commentaries, about new research being published. We plan to replace this section of JCRP with Editorials related to current articles published in JCRP; look for this to begin in our next issue. I want to thank our two Literature Review Editors: Pete Brubaker, Ph.D. and Sanjay Karla, M.D. for their excellent service to our Journal. Sanjay has served in this capacity since 2007 and Pete since 2014. We have all benefited from them sharing their expertise in writing the excellent reviews of current literature related to Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Cardiac Rehabilitation over these many years.
Enjoy the January issue and best wishes for a Happy and Healthy 2023 year.
-Lenny Kaminsky, PhD, MAACVPR, Editor-in-Chief