CME/CE: Cardiac Rehab Benefits Older Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients

CME/CE: Cardiac Rehab Benefits Older Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients
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Jacob A. Doll, MD

Fellow, Duke Clinical Research Institute
Duke University Medical Center

Jacob A. Doll, MD, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that he has or has had no financial interests to report.

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Jacob A. Doll, MD (click to view)

Jacob A. Doll, MD

Fellow, Duke Clinical Research Institute
Duke University Medical Center

Jacob A. Doll, MD, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that he has or has had no financial interests to report.

Greater participation in cardiac rehabilitation programs is associated with improved survival and medication adherence in the Medicare population after these individuals experience an acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Physicians should encourage older AMI patients to continue participating in these sessions to improve long-term outcomes.
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Doll JA, Hellkamp A, Thomas L, et al. Effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation among older patients after acute myocardial infarction. Am Heart J. 2015;170:855-864. Available at: http://www.ahjonline.com/article/S0002-8703(15)00511-6/abstract.

Anderson L, Oldridge N, Thompson DR, et al. Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation for coronary heart disease: Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016;67:1-12.

O’Gara PT, Kushner FG, Ascheim DD, et al. 2013 ACCF/AHA guideline for the management of ST-elevation myocardial infarction: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;61:e78-e140.

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Hammill BG, Curtis LH, Schulman KA, et al. Relationship between cardiac rehabilitation and long-term risks of death and myocardial infarction among elderly Medicare beneficiaries. Circulation. 2010;121:63-70.

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