American Heart Association

Volunteers take to the Hill for cardiac rehab

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Supporters of legislation that would allow physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners to directly supervise cardiac rehabilitation programs under Medicare took their message to 30 congressional offices on Tuesday.

Cardiac rehab is a medically supervised program that includes exercise training, education on heart-healthy living […]

Stress management may enhance cardiac rehab, improve recovery

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Adding stress management to cardiac rehabilitation improves recovery in people with heart disease, researchers reported Monday.

Cardiac rehabilitation programs do not routinely offer stress management, but that could change should demand increase, said the study’s lead researcher James A. Blumenthal, Ph.D., professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences […]

March 21st, 2016|Categories: Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Patients, Stroke|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Stress management may enhance cardiac rehab, improve recovery

Social and practical barriers keep heart failure patients from benefits of exercise therapy

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Although supervised aerobic physical activity is a proven therapy for heart failure patients, lack of social support and practical barriers such as lack of transportation, keep many patients from benefiting from cardiac rehab programs, according to new research in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart […]

November 17th, 2015|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Patients, Physical Activity, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Social and practical barriers keep heart failure patients from benefits of exercise therapy