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Archive for December, 2011
Referral, Enrollment, and Delivery of Cardiac Rehabilitation/
Secondary Prevention Programs at Clinical Centers and Beyond



 

  • It has been shown that those who participate in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) have lower risk of death and heart attack.
  • CR prevents recurrnce of myocardial infarction, but challenges such as accessibility, referral rates, and insurance coverage make CR underused.
  • Healthcare reform provides an opportunity to integrate CR programs into preventive care. 

    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation.  2011: published online before print Nov. 14, 2011, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31823b21e2
 
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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Dec 15, 2011 4:56 PM CST
Heart Disease and Stroke 2012 Statistical Update


 

  • The most up-to-date statistics on heart disease, stroke, other vascular diseases, and their risk factors
  • New information detailing various disorders of heart rhythm
  • Despite decreases in heart disease and stroke mortality, the burden of disease remains high


    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation. 2012: published online before print December 15, 2011, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31823ac046
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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Dec 15, 2011 3:21 PM CST

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