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).
Having migraine during midlife appears to be associated with a higher risk of developing dementia in later life, according to a large population-based longitudinal Danish study presented at the AHS* 2020 Virtual Meeting, indicating that migraine may be a risk factor for dementia.
Patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) often suffer from liver abnormalities, which are associated with higher body mass index (BMI), daily consumption of alcohol, more severe disease, and some therapies, according to a recent study.
Pembrolizumab in combination with chemotherapy significantly improves progression-free survival (PFS) vs chemotherapy alone in patients with previously untreated, locally recurrent inoperable or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), results of the KEYNOTE-355 study have shown.