Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and cancer rehabilitation. 1. Cardiac rehabilitation review

Matthew N. Bartels, Jonathan H. Whiteson, Augusta S. Alba, Heakyung Kim

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Cardiac rehabilitation includes not only the rehabilitation of people with ischemic heart disease but also those with congestive heart failure, heart transplantation, congenital heart disease, and other conditions. New advances in medical treatment have arisen, and there are new approaches in treatment, including alternative medicine and complementary care. New surgical approaches that help restore cardiac function have also been introduced, and rehabilitation professionals must be aware of these advances and be able to incorporate this knowledge into the practice of rehabilitation medicine. Overall Article Objectives: (a) To identify major categories of cardiac disease, (b) to elucidate appropriate interventions and support for patients with coronary artery disease, (c) to describe the new interventions available for the treatment of cardiac disease, and (d) to describe the appropriate role of cardiac rehabilitation for people with various forms of cardiac disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-56
Number of pages11
JournalArchives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
Issue number3 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Arrhythmia
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Complementary therapies
  • Coronary artery bypass
  • Heart defects, congenital
  • Heart failure, congestive
  • Heart transplantation
  • Hypertension, pulmonary
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Myocardial infarction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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