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Title: Secondary Prevention in the Clinical Management of Patients With Cardiovascular Diseases. Core Components, Standards and Outcome Measures for Referral and Delivery
Authors: Piepoli, Massimo F.
Corra, Ugo
Adamopoulos, Stamatis
Benzer, Werner
Bjarnason-Wehrens, Birna
Cupples, Margaret
DENDALE, Paul
Doherty, Patrick
Gaita, Dan
Hofer, Stefan
McGee, Hannah
Mendes, Miguel
Niebauer, Josef
Pogosova, Nana
Garcia-Porrero, Esteban
Rauch, Bernhard
Schmid, Jean Paul
Giannuzzi, Pantaleo
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 21(6), p. 664-681.
Abstract: Despite major improvements in diagnostics and interventional therapies, cardiovascular diseases remain a major health care and socio-economic burden both in western and developing countries, in which this burden is increasing in close correlation to economic growth. Health authorities and the general population have started to recognize that the fight against these diseases can only be won if their burden is faced by increasing our investment on interventions in lifestyle changes and prevention. There is an overwhelming evidence of the efficacy of secondary prevention initiatives including cardiac rehabilitation in terms of reduction in morbidity and mortality. However, secondary prevention is still too poorly implemented in clinical practice, often only on selected populations and over a limited period of time. The development of systematic and full comprehensive preventive programmes is warranted, integrated in the organization of national health systems. Furthermore, systematic monitoring of the process of delivery and outcomes is a necessity Cardiology and secondary prevention, including cardiac rehabilitation, have evolved almost independently of each other and although each makes a unique contribution it is now time to join forces under the banner of preventive cardiology and create a comprehensive model that optimizes long term outcomes for patients and reduces the future burden on health care services. These are the aims that the Cardiac Rehabilitation Section of the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation has foreseen to promote secondary preventive cardiology in clinical practice.
Notes: [Piepoli, Massimo F.] Guglielmo da Saliceto Hosp, Cardiol Unit, I-29121 Piacenza, Italy. [Piepoli, Massimo F.] Fdn Toscana Gabriele Monasterio, Pisa, Italy. [Corra, Ugo; Giannuzzi, Pantaleo] IRCCS Sci Inst Veruno, Fdn Salvatore Maugeri, Dept Cardiol, Veruno, Italy. [Adamopoulos, Stamatis] Onassis Cardiac Surg Ctr, Dept Cardiol, Athens, Greece. [Benzer, Werner] Acad Hosp, Dept Intervent Cardiol, Feldkirch, Austria. [Bjarnason-Wehrens, Birna] German Sport Univ Cologne, Inst Cardiol & Sports Med, Cologne, Germany. [Cupples, Margaret] Queens Univ Belfast, Ctr Excellence Publ Hlth, Dept Gen Practice, Belfast, Antrim, North Ireland. [Dendale, Paul] Jessa Hosp, Hasselt, Belgium. [Dendale, Paul] Univ Hasselt, Hasselt, Belgium. [Doherty, Patrick] York St John Univ, Fac Hlth Sci, York, N Yorkshire, England. [Gaita, Dan] Univ Med Si Farm Victor Babes Din Timisoara, Dept Cardiol, Timisoara, Romania. [Fer, Stefan Ho] Med Univ Innsbruck, Dept Med Psychol, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria. [McGee, Hannah] Royal Coll Surgeons Ireland, Dublin 2, Ireland. [Mendes, Miguel] CHLO Hosp Santa Cruz, Dept Cardiol, Carnaxide, Portugal. [Niebauer, Josef] Paracelsus Med Univ, Inst Sports Med Prevent & Rehabil, Salzburg, Austria. [Pogosova, Nana] Natl Res Ctr Prevent Med, Moscow, Russia. [Garcia-Porrero, Esteban] Hosp Univ Leon, Leon, Spain. [Rauch, Bernhard] Heart Ctr Ludwigshafen, ZAR Ctr Ambulatory Cardiovasc Rehabil, Ludwigshafen, Germany. [Schmid, Jean Paul] Univ Hosp Bern, Dept Cardiol, Bern, Switzerland. [Schmid, Jean Paul] Univ Bern, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/18671
DOI: 10.1177/2047487312449597
ISI #: 000337565600001
ISSN: 2047-4873
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2015
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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