Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation, Improvement in Exercise Capacityᵃ

2019, N = 251

The metabolic equivalent of task (MET) is the ratio of the working metabolic rate to the resting metabolic rate. Each 1-MET increase in functional capacity reduces the risk of mortality by 8% to 12%. An exercise stress test was used to measure improvement in METs.

MET = metabolic equivalent of task

Internal document: CARD-CLINICAL-PCC-AAA REHAB ROSTERS-2019-2019 GRADUATES.xlsx.

ᵃData represent all cardiac rehab patients with entry visit in 2019.

The median improvement in METs in 2019 was 1.0

Impact of Cardiac Rehabilitation on Systolic Blood Pressureᵃ

2019, N = 251

The median systolic blood pressure for patients entering cardiac rehabilitation was already well controlled. After completing the program, there was a median decrease of 2 mm Hg.

Internal document: CARD-CLINICAL-PCC-AAA REHAB ROSTERS-2019-2019 GRADUATES.xlsx.

ᵃData represent all cardiac rehab patients with entry visit in 2019.

Impact of Cardiac Rehabilitation on Weightᵃ

2019, N = 251

The median change in weight for patients who completed the cardiac rehabilitation program in 2019 was -1.3 pounds from program entry to exit.

Internal document: CARD-CLINICAL-PCC-AAA REHAB ROSTERS-2019-2019 GRADUATES.xlsx.

ᵃData represent all cardiac rehab patients with entry visit in the current reported year.

Impact of Cardiac Rehabilitation on Quality of Life

2019, N = 251

Patients who completed the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program in 2019 experienced improvements in their physical and emotional quality of life (21.9%, 5.8%, respectively) . Quality of life is measured using the SF-36® Health Survey. This is a validated measure that tracks overall wellness of patients in cardiac rehabilitation programs.

Internal document: CARD-CLINICAL-PCC-AAA REHAB ROSTERS-2019-2019 GRADUATES.xlsx.

ᵃData represent all cardiac rehab patients with entry visit in the current reported year.