32nd Annual Meeting Poster Presentations


Scientific Abstracts

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Title: Derived Parameters from the Six Minute Walk Test in Pulmonary Hypertension

 Babu, Abraham S.1, Ramachandra, Padmakumar, MD, DM 2, Maiya, Arun G.1

Institutions: 1. School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal, India, 2. Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India



Title: Peer to Peer Intervention to Reduce Early Termination from Cardiac Rehabilitation

 Beaudoin, Danielle, BS, CCRP, Gaw, Arlene, RN, MS, CCRP, BC

Institution: The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI, USA.


Title: Psychological Assessments in Cardiac Rehabilitation

Authors: Bjerke, Wendy, PhD 1, Lisk, Eunice, MS 2, McLean, Elizabeth, BS 1

Institutions: 1. Sacred Heart University, Fairfied, CT, USA 2. Griffin Hospital, Derby, CT, USA.


Title: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) vs. Moderate Intensity Continuous Aerobic Training (MCT) in the Phase 2 Cardiac Rehab (CR) Setting

Authors: Boeke, Karissa, BS, CEP 1, Lee, Katie, BS, CEP, CCRP 2

Institutions: 1. SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital, Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, Madison, WI, USA.



Title: Resistance Training with Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: Case Study

Authors: Brown, Katelyn D., BS, CCRP,  Adams, Jenny, PhD, Bilbrey, Tim, MBA, McCullough, Peter A., MD

Institution: Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, Dallas, TX, USA.


Title: Patients with an ICD Want to Know: Can I....?

Author: Burch, Ashley E., Sears, Samuel, PhD 

Institution: East North Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA.


Title: Implementation of a Boxing Program for Heart Transplant Patients in a Cardiac Rehabilitation Setting

Authors: Carbone, Pasquale, MS, EP, CSCS, Perez, Rey, Bilbrey, Tim, MBA, Adams, Jenny, PhD 

Institution: Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, Dallas, TX, USA.


Title: The Difference and Effects of Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Between Genders on Self-Reported Outcomes in Cardiac Patients

Authors: Daugherty, Steven, MA, CEP 1, Wishman, Ashley, MS, CEP 1, Davila, Edward, MS, RCEP 2, Holm, Abbey, MS, CSCS 3

Institutions: 1. Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital, Boxeman, MT, USA, 2. Ridge Athletic Club, Bozeman, MT, USA, 3. Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA.


Title: An Exploration of Life Values and Individual Differences in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Patients

Authors: Ellis, Jordan M., MA 1, Whited, Matthew C., PhD 1, Freeman, John T., MA 1, Corson Ansley T., MA 1, Midgette, Emily P., BA 1, Greenway, Stacey, MA 2, Sager, David M., BA 1, Varju, Eliza V. 1

Institutions: 1. East Carolina University, Greeniville, NC, USA, 2. Vidant Medical Center CVPR, Greenville, NC, USA.


Title: Do High Referral Rates Translate to High Participation Rates in Cardiac Rehabilitation? A Regional Experience

Authors: Frechette, Kristen M., BA, RN 1, Conley, Sheila M., BSN, RN 1, Tang, Austin, BS 2, Welch, Terrence D., MD 1

Institutions: 1. Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA, 2. The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, Hanover, NH, USA.


Title: The Influence of Cognitive, Affective, and Somatic Symptoms of Depression and Related Variables on Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Participation

Authors: Freeman, John T., MA 1, Whited, Matthew C., PhD 1, Ellis, Jordan, MA 1, Corson, Ansley T., MA  1Greenway, Stacey, MA 2

Institutions: 1. East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA, 2. Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC, USA.


Title: Double Pressure Product in Pediatric Fontan Patients Before and After an Exercise Therapy Program

Authors: Gerdes, Yvette M., MS, RCEP, CCRP, Mays, Wayne A., MS, Knecht, Sandy K., MS, RCEP , Amos, Michelle A., MS, Wittekind, Samuel G., MD, Chin, Clifford, MD

Institution: Cincinnati Children' Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA.


Title: Cardiopulmonary Mentoring Program

Authors: Gissen, Amy, PT, DPT, Sweeney, Greg, PT, DPT, CCS 

Institution: NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.


Title: Comparison of Outcome Exercise Parameter Following Participation in a Community Based Cardiac Rehab Program

Authors: Grimes, Kate, PT, MS, DPT, CCS, CCRP,, Knocke, Ann, MS, PT, CCS, CCRP, Desmaris, Tinamarie, EP, RN, Dreyer, Hazel, PT, Dudis, Linda, PT, Marchese-Shugert, Lisa, RN, BSN, Palmer, MaryEllen, RN, Bierden, Sherly, PT 

Institution: Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA, USA.


Title: The Influence of Exercise Modality on Systolic Blood Pressure at Submaximal Heart Rates

Author: Grimes, Kate, PT, MS, DPT, CCS, CCRP 

Institution: Elfers Cardiovascular Health Center Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA, USA.


Title: Eligible Patient Attitudes Towards Telemedicine-Delivered Cardiac Rehabilitation

Authors: Grover, David, DHSc, PA-C 1,2, Alexander, Jeffrey, PhD, FAACVPR 3

Institutions: 1. College of Graduate Health Studies, A.T. Still University, Mesa, AZ, USA 2. Community Memorial Hospital, Hamilton, NY, USA 3. Faculty, College of Graduate Health Studies, A.T. Still University, Mesa, AZ, USA.


Title: Body Composition Changes After Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Phase II

Authors: Jimenez Lopez, Enrique, MD 1, Sarmiento, Juan M., MD 2, Medina, Oscar 2, Lineros, Alberto 1

Institutions: 1. Universidad El Bosque, Bogota, Colombia 2. Fundacion Clinica Shaio, Bogota, Colombia


Title: Evaulating the Impact of Health Literacy on Change in Physical Function in Cardiac Rehabilitation

Authors: Kostra, James J., MS, CCEP, CCRP 1, Allsup, Kelly, BS 2, Tarolli, Karen, MSN, ACNP-BC, CHFN 3, Althouse, Andrew, PhD 1, Foreman, Daniel, MD 1

Institutions: 1. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA 2. VA Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA 3. Universityy of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.


Title: Effects of High Intensity Interval Training vs. Moderate Intensity Continuous Training on Peak Oxygen Consumption in Phase II Cardiac Rehab Patients

Authors: Long, Meghan M. MEd 1, Badenhop, Dalynn T. PhD 2, Keylock, Todd, PhD 1, Laurent, Charles, PhD 1

Institutions: 1. Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, USA 2. University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH, USA.


Title: Do HIIT to Get More Fit

Authors: Lynn, Kathryn, MS, RCEP, Butler, Jason, MS, RCEP, Jepsen-Large, Laina, MA RCEP, Earls, Tanya, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, McWhirter, Paul, MD, F.A.C.C.

Institution: John Muir Health, Corcord, CA, USA.

S242 (Poster Withdrawn by Author)

Title: Population Distribution of Mayo Clinic Cardiac Rehabilitation

Authors: Mahlmeister, Kasara, MS, RCEP, Medina Inojosa, Jose R., MD, MSc, Squires, Ray W., PhD, Olson, Thomas P., MS, PhD

Institution: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.


Title: Changes in Peak Oxygen Consumption with Early Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation

Authors: Mahlmeister, Kasara, MS, RCEP, Medina Inojosa, Jose R., MS, MSc, Saeidifard, Farzane, MD, Squires, Ray W., PhD, Van Iterson, Erik, PhD, Olson, Thomas, MS, PhD

Institution: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.


Title: Personality Effect on Health-Related Quality of Life

Author: McColpin, Aaron, RN, DNP, FNP, RRT-NPS
Institution: California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA, USA.


Title: Assessment of Respiratory Muscle Strength in Children Over 7 Years with Neuromuscular Disease

Authors: Moctezuma Toledo, Rosa M., MD, MHA 1, Banos Mejia, Benjamin, MD, MSc2, Galicia Amor, Susana, MD 2, Sahagun Olmos, Roberto C., MD, MSc 1 
Institutions: 1. Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitacion "Luis Guillermo Ibarra Ibarra", Mexico City, Mexico 2. Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias "Ismael Cosio Villegas", Mexico City, Mexico.


Title: Cardiac Rehabilitation Quality Improvement in Canada

Authors: Moghei, Mahshid, MSc 1, Oh, Paul, MD 2, Chessex, Caroline, MD 2, Grace, Sherry L. PhD 1,2

Institutions: 1. School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada 2. Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada.


Title: Anti-thrombotic Therapy and Bleeding Risk In Patients with IPF: Pooled Analysis of Phase III Pirfenidone Trials

Authors: Nathan, Steven D., MD 1, Glassberg, Marilyn K. 2, Stauffer, John 3, Chou, Willis 3, Trzaskoma, Benjamin, MS 3, Noble, Paul W., MD 4 
Institutions: 1. Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA, USA 2. University of Miami Health System, Miami, FL, USA 3. Genetech, Inc., South San Francisco, CA, USA 4. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA.


Title: Diagnosis and Treatment of Muscular Chest Wall Pain Originating from Intercostal Muscular Mimicking Cardiopulmonary Chest Pain

Authors: Park, Jinyoung; Ghil Park, Yoon; Pyo, Soeun
Institution: Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Neuromuscular Disease, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul Korea, Republic of Korea.


Title: Electronic Case Managing: The New Age Cardiac Rehabilitation

Authors: Peterson, Christine, CEP, Bowman, Melissa, CEP, Hodgman, Karen, RN, Squires, Ray, PhD, Olson, Thomas, PhD, Thomas, Randal, MD, MSc
Institution: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.


Title: The Effects of Supervised Exercise on Select Outcomes for Patients with Heart Failure

Author: Roberts, Kirsten, RN, MSN-Ed, CCRP, CVRNI BC, Smith, Rita, RN, CCRP
Institution: DMC Huron Valley Sinai Hospital,  Commerce TWP, MI, USA.


Title: Managing Congestive Heart Failure with Wireless Implantable Hemodynamic Monitors: Patient Emotional and Behavioral Effects

Authors: Sager, David M., BA 1, Burch, Ashley, PhD 1, Alhosaini, Hassan, MD 2, Vaughan, Tracy, CHFN  3, Sears, Samuel F., PhD 1,2
Institutions: 1. Department of Psychology, East  Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA 2. Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, East Carolina Heart Institute, Greenville, NC, USA 3. East Carolina Heart Institute, Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC, USA.


Title: Estimation of Cardiovascular Risk in Individuals with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury Preliminary Results

Authors: Ruiz Hurtado 1, Maria C., MD 1, Sahagun Olmos, MD, Roberto C., MSc 1, Zavala Ramirez, Juana, MD, MHA 1, Dergal Carreto, Maria L., MD 1, San Juan Rivas, Luis J., MD  1, Garcia Munoz, Israel J. 1, Quinzanos Frenedo, Jimena, MD, MSc  1, Perez Zavala, Ramiro, MD 2, Barrera Ortiz, Aida, MD 1, Varela Tapia, Clara L. 3
Institutions: 1. Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitacion, "Luis Guillermo Ibarra Ibarra", Mexico City, Mexico, 2. Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitacion, Mexico City, Mexico, 3. Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Mexico City, Mexico.


Title: Assessment of Mortality in Subjects with Lower Limb Amputation Due to Diabetes Mellitus.  Preliminary Results

Authors: Dergal Carreto, Maria Lourdes, MD, Zavala Ramirez, Juana, MD, MHA, Sahagun Olmos, Roberto C., Ruiz Hurtado, Maria C., MD, Garcia Munoz, Israel J. MD, San Juan Rivas, Luis J. MD, Arteaga Martinez, Jose R., MD
Institution: Nacional de Rehabilitacion "Luis Guillermo Ibarra Ibarra", Mexico City, Mexico.


Title: Meet the MET: Patient Engagement During Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation

Author: Sandona, Benedict, PT, DPT, CCRP
Institution: NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.


Title: COPD Education Project

Author: Schwier, Sarah, BSRT, RRT
Institution: The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, USA


Title: Comparison of the Activity Force Recommended by Traditional Sternal Precaution Guidelines with the Load Sternotomy Patients Lift While Practicing the "Keep Your Move in the Tube" Educational Model

Authors: Shannon, John, BS 1, Diaz, Eric, BS 1, Gach, Richard, DPT 1, Triano, Susan, MS 1, Bilbrey, Tim, MBA 2, Adams, Jenny, PhD 2
Institutions: 1. Memorial Helathcare Systems, Hollywood, FL, USA 2. Baylor Hamilton, Heart and Vascular Hospital, Dallas, TX, USA.


Title: Benefits of a Subacute Interdisciplinary Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Author: Siconolfi-Raschen, Lauren, OTR/L MHA, Zimmermann, Bridget, MA, MBA
Institution: The New Jewish Home, New York, NY, USA.


Title: Group Exercise (VIIT-Variable Intensity Interval Exercise) Increases Attendance of Cardiac and Pulmonary Phase Three Patients

Authors: Snodgrass, Brenda, RN-BC BSN, Dohrmann, Mary, MD, Guile, Robin, RN, CCRP, Hayes, Breet, PT, MS, Lambert, Michael, MHA/MBA , Meyers, Courtney, CPT, Morris, Darla, RN, CCRP,, Rush, Jacqueline RN, CCRP, Wright, Whitney, MHA
Institution: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA. 


Title: Innovative Education and Golf Setting Program for Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation

Authors: Spiser, Patricia J., BSN, RN-BC, Bergman, Katie, BSN, RN, CCRP, CVRN, Green, Julie, BSN, RN, CNML
Institution: Midland Memorial Hospital, Midland, TX, USA.


Title: Impact of Patient Navigation on Cardiac Rehabilitation Enrollment for Radial Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Patients

Authors: Summers, Gloria M., BS, Martizia-Rash, Renee K., BSN, RN
Institution: Salem Health An OHSU Partner, Salem, OR, USA.


Title: Mindfulness in Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Pilot Study

Authors: Turrise, Stephanie L., PhD, RN, BC, APRN, CNE 1, Falsafi, Nasrin, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, AHN-BC 1, Pond Jr., Richard S., PhD 1, Swiger, Natalie, MSN, RN  2
Institutions: 1. University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, USA, 2. Dosher Memorial Hospital, Southport, NC, USA. 


Title: Joint Parent and Child Exercise Pilot Program

Authors: Tylka, Alexander J., MS; Coombs, Danielle, MS; Landry, Nicholas, MS; Frear, Ben, MS; Pitzer, Chris; Marshall, Kent; Gilleland, Diana, MS
Institution: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA.


Title: Breathe at Ease-COPD Care Management Program

Author: West, Robyn A., RRT
Institution:  St. Elizabeth Hospital-Ascension, Appleton, WI, USA.


Title: Variance of Self-Reported Outcomes by Diagnosis in Cardiac Rehabilitation

Authors: Wishman, Ashley, MS, CEP, CSCS, EP-C, PES EIM3 1, Davila, Edward, MS, RCEP 2
Institutions: 1. Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital, Bozeman, MT, USA. 2. Ridge Athletic Clubs, Bozeman, MT, USA


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Moderated Poster Session 1
Thursday, October 5, 2017 (1:15 pm - 2:30 pm)

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Title: Effects of Home Based Exercise Training In Eisenmenger's Syndrome: Secondary Analysis from a RCT

Authors: Babu, Abraham S., MPT 1, Ramachandran, Padmakumar, MD, DM 2, Maiya, Arun G., PhD PT 1
Institutions: 1. School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal, India 2. Kasturba Medical College, Faculty of Health Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal, India.


Title: Improved Cardiac Performance, Aerobic Capacity and Efficiency After Cardiac Rehab in Young Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patients

Authors: Mays, Wayne A., MS, Gerdes, Yvette M., MS, Knecht, Sandra K., MS,  Amos, Michelle A., MS, Wittekind, Samuel G., MD, Chin, Clifford, MD
Institution: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA.


Title: Effect of Inpatient Recruiting on Attendance at Phase II Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation

Authors: Saval, Matthew A.,  MS; Kurtz, Rebecca N., MS; Majchrzak, Amanda; Killian, Stephanie; Kerrigan, Dennis J., PhD; Ehrman, Jonathan K., PhD; Keteyian, Steven J., PhD
Institution: Henry Ford Heart and Vascular Institute, Detroit, MI, USA.


Title: Barriers and Potential Solutions to Increase Cardiac Rehabilitation Completion Rates. Patient's Perspective

Authors: Supervia Pola, Marta, MD, MSc, CCRP, Medina-Inojosa, Jose R., MD, MSc, Vickers Douglas, Kristen PhD, Hathaway, Julie, MS, Leth, Shawn E., MEd, Squires, Ray W., PhD, Lopez-Jimenez, Francisco, MD, MSc, Thomas, Randal J., MD, MSc 
Institution: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.

S221 (Moved from Friday, October 6th)

Title: Functional Capacity Is the Most Important Predictor of Readmission in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome

Author: Siegmund, Lee Anne, PhD, RN
Institution: Cleveland Clinic, Westlake, OH, USA.

Moderated Poster Session 2
Friday, October 6, 2017 (11:00 am - 12:00 pm)


Title: Feasibility of a Smartphone-Delivered, Hybrid Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Authors: Classick-Wallace, MaryAnn, RN, C., BSN, Blaber, Reginald, MD, FACC 
Institution: Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Camden, NJ, USA.


Title: Medication Intervention During a Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Authors: Grover, Sara J., MSEd 1, Drwal, Kariann R., MS, CCRP, RCEP 1, Wakefield, Bonnie J., PhD, RN 1, Staffey, Kimberly, MD 2, El Accaoui, Ramzi, MD 1,2
Institutions:  1. Iowa City VAMC, Iowa City, IA, USA 2. University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA.


Title: Improvements in Depressive Symptoms and Affect During Cardiac Rehab: Predictors and Potential Mechandisms

Authors: Gathright, Emily C. 1, Busch, Andrew M. PhD 1,2, Buckley, Maria L., PhD 1,2, Stabile, Loren, MS 2, DeAngelis, Julianne, MS, CCRP, RCEP 2, Whited, Matthew C., PhD 3, Wu, Wen-Chi, MD 1,2
Institutions: 1. Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA 2. The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI, USA, 3. East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA.

S214 (Moved from Thursday, October 5th)

Title: Implementation of a Stress Management Education Module in Cardiac Rehabilitation

AuthorsDunagan, Julie M., MS, CCRP, CEP, FAACVPR 1, Tecson, Kristen M., PhD 2
Institutions: 1. The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, Plano, TX, USA 2. Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute, Dallas, TX, USA

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Scientific Oral Abstract Presentations
Thursday, October 5, 2017 (10:15 am - 11:45 am)


Title: Cost Sharing: An Important Modifiable Barrier to Full Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation

Authors: Farah, Michael, MD, Ainani, Nitesh, MD, Szalai, Heidi, MA , Visintainer, Paul, PhD , Lindenauer, Peter K., MD, Abdallah, Maya, MD,  Pack, Quinn R., MD, MSc,
Institution: Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA.


Title: Broadening Evaluation of Physical Function to Enhance Risk Evaluation for Heart Failure Patients Initiating Cardiac Rehabilitation

Authors: Kellar, Garrett 1,2, Allsup, Kelly 1,2, Tarolli, Karen 1,3, Hickey, Gavin 1,3, Althouse, Andrew, 1,3, Forman, Daniel E., MD 1,4
Institutions: 1. VA Pitsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA, USA 2. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA 3. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA 4. University of Pittsburgh/University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 


Benchmarking Performance Measures in Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation

Authors: McNamara, Michael, MS, FAACVPR, Oser, Carrie, MPH, Fogle, Crystelle, MS, MBA, RD, Harwell, Todd, MPH
Institution: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, MT, USA


Title: Improvements in Aerobic Capacity in Women with Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Training

Authors: Rengo, Jason L., MS, CCRP,  Savage, Patrick D., MS, FAACVPR, Khadanga, Sherrie, MD, Ades, Philip A., MD, MAACVPR
Institution: University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT, USA.


Title: Clinical and Demographic Trends at Entry into Cardiac Rehabilitation Over 20 Years

Authors: Savage, Patrick D., MS, FAACVPR,  Leadholm, Kevin, MD, MPH, Gaalema, Diann E. PhD, Rengo, Jason, MS, Priest, Jeff, MS, Ades, Philip A., MD, MAACVPR
Institution: University of Vermont Medical Center, South Burlington, VT, USA.


Title: Home-Based Programs Increase Patient Participation In Cardiac Rehabilitation

Authors: Schopfer, David W., MD, MAS, Krishnamurthi, Nirupama, MBBS, MPH, Shen, Hui, MS, Whooley, Mary A.. MD   
Institutions: University of California San Francisco, CA, USA.

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Beginning Investigator Award Presentations
Friday, October 6, 2017 (4:00 pm - 5:30 pm)


Title: Internet Usage, Proficiency, Use of Internet/Smart Devices to Manage Health Among Enrollees in Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Authors:  Saadi, Abdulghani, MD, FACP 1, Hardy, Karen, BSN, FAACVPR 2, Williams, Mark A., PhD, MAACVPR 1, Alla, Venkata, MD 1, Kanmanthaareddy, Arun, MD, MS 1  
Institutions: 1. Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, USA. 2. CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center Bergan Mercy, Omaha, NE, USA.


Title: Improving Access to Cardiac Rehabilitation in the Veterans Health Administration

Authors: Krishnarthi, Nirupama, MBBS, MPH 1, Schopfer, David, MD, MAS 1, Rohrbach, Gregory, RN, BSN 2, Bettencourt, Michael, BS 2, Pabst, Mary 1, Whooley, Mary, MD 1
Institutions: 1. University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA. 2. San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA.


Title: A Telephone Intervention to Improve Patient Return Rates in Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Pilot Study

Authors: LaValley, Grace A., DNP (c) MSN RN-C 1, Szalai, Heidi, MA, ACSM-CEP 1, Pack, Quinn R., MD, MSc 1, Storer, Andrew, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-C, ENP-C 2
Institutions: 1. Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA 2. College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, MA, USA.


Title: Experience with a Health System-Anchored Supervised Rehabilitation Program for Peripheral Artery Disease

Authors: Salisbury, Dereck L., PhD 1, Whipple, Mary O., BA, BSN, RN, PHN, CCRP 1, Burt, Marsha A., MS, RCEP, CCRP 2, Brown, Rebecca J., MEd, MN, PHN, RN 1, Hirsch, Alan T., MD, FACC 1, Foley, Christopher, MD, FACC 2, Bakken, Mark, BS, RN 3, Treat-Jacobson, Diane, PhD, RN, FAHA, FSVM, FAAN 1
Institutions: 1. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA 2. Fairview Health Services, Minneapolis, MN, USA 3. University of Minnesota Health, Minneapolis, MN, USA.


Title: An Exploration of the Impact of the "Open Gym" Scheduling Model of Cardiovascular Rehabilitation on Completion, Attendance, and Health Outcomes

Authors: Whited, Matthew C. 1, Freeman John T., MA 1, Ellis, Jordan M., MA 1, Corson, Ansley T. MA 1, Greenway, Stacey, MA 2, Busch, Andrew M. 3, Whited, Amanda L., PhD 1, Sears, Samuel F., PhD 1
Institutions: 1. East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA 2. Vidant Health Care, Greenville, NC, USA 3. Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA.


Title: Improved Cardiometabolic Health Without Adverse Events in Young Patients with Dialed Cardiomyopathy Undergoing Cardiac Rehabilitation 

Authors: Wittekind, Samuel G., MD, Gerdes, Yvette, MS, Mays, Wayne, MS, Chin, Clifford, MD, Jefferies, John L., MD
Institution: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA.

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