Nationwide collaborative efforts are necessary to highlight the importance of cardiac rehabilitation (CR), said Dr Yeo Tee Joo, Consultant Cardiologist at the National University Heart Centre, Singapore, during the recent SPCRS 2017, calling for efforts to increase awareness of CR benefits, utilization of technology, and formation of support groups for patients.
Elderly patients with angina who have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are less likely to correctly manage recurring symptoms than younger patients, thus more effective methods of encouraging proper management in this group of patients is required, according to a poster presented at the recent Singapore Prevention & Cardiac Rehabilitation Symposium 2017 (SPCRS 2017).
A multidisciplinary inpatient cardiac rehabilitation programme (CRP) helps reduce risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD) and improves proper prescription of evidence-based medication as well as patient's knowledge about the disease, according to a study presented at SPCRS 2017.
Discharge instruction has led to improvements in knowledge, compliance and comprehension on medication among adult cardiac service patients, according to a study presented at the Singapore Prevention & Cardiac Rehabilitation Symposium (SPCRS) 2017. Furthermore, it appears that discharge planning confers a clearer and more comprehensive medication instruction.
Treatment nonadherence, whether intentional or not and despite seemingly good adherence, remains an issue among patients receiving medicines for the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD), according to a study presented at the Singapore Prevention & Cardiac Rehabilitation Symposium (SPCRS) 2017.
Interval hypoxia-hyperoxia training (IHHT) is effective for improving cardiopulmonary fitness and quality of life (QoL) in elderly patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), according to data presented at the Singapore Prevention & Cardiac Rehabilitation Symposium (SPCRS) 2017.
eHealth and telemedicine can be effective in providing innovative solutions to healthcare problems, said Professor Hugo Saner during the Singapore Prevention & Cardiac Rehabilitation Symposium (SPCRS) 2017 in Singapore.
General practitioners (GPs), hospital personnel and cardiac rehabilitation teams seriously lack individualized support to patients in their self-management of coronary heart disease (CHD) after undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) despite clinical guidelines and policy statement encouraging this, reports a study presented at the Singapore Prevention & Cardiac Rehabilitation Symposium (SPCRS) 2017.
Self-management of angina symptoms appears to be poor among patients who have undergone elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), with a number of factors contributing to this behaviour, a study has found, highlighting the need for careful evaluation of patients’ self-management skills to inform effective self-management strategies.
Stress appears to be a strong predictor of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) undergoing cardiac rehabilitation, according to a poster presented at the recent Singapore Prevention & Cardiac Rehabilitation Symposium 2017 (SPCRS 2017).
Targeting a low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level <70 mg/dL following an ischaemic stroke of atherosclerotic origin helps to avoid one in four subsequent major vascular events without increasing the risk of intracranial haemorrhage over about 5 years of follow-up, according to data from the Treat Stroke to Target trial.
Early initiation of rhythm-control therapy led to a significantly reduced risk of major adverse cardiovascular (CV) outcomes compared with usual care (typically rate control) in patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF) at risk of stroke, reveals the EAST-AFNET 4* trial presented at ESC 2020.