Future of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Rehabilitation

Authored by: Kathy Berra , Nancy Houston Miller , Shannon Hamilton

Lifestyle Medicine

Print publication date:  March  2013
Online publication date:  March  2013

Print ISBN: 9781439845424
eBook ISBN: 9781315099248
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b13781-104

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Abstract

Rehabilitation of the cardiac patient in the next millennium will likely differ substantially from that undertaken today owing to a number of different variables. Among these are changes in the demography of the population of the United States; changes in the demography of cardiovascular disease, and in particular changes in the clinical spectrum of coronary heart disease and of heart failure; a substantial expansion of the populations considered eligible for cardiac rehabilitative care; and an escalating emphasis on preventive interventions, with the boundaries of primary and secondary interventions tending to blur. 1

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