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Cardiac rehabilitation

Submission deadline: 28 February 2022
Special Issue Editors
Kazuhiro P. Izawa
Department of Public Health, Graduate School of Health Sciences, Kobe University, 7-10-2 Tomogaoka Suma, Kobe 654-0142, Japan
Interests: Exercise training; Resistance training; Adherence; Physical activity; Disease management; Sedentary behavior; Health-related quality of life; Environment; Cost-effectiveness
Peter H. Brubaker
Departments of Health and Exercise Science, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
Interests: Cardiovascular disease management; Clinical exercise Testing and prescription; Cardio-oncology; Heart failure etc.
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,


Cardiovascular diseases are rapidly increasing due to the spread of lifestyle diseases in the world. In particular, along with the aging population is the increase in the number of elderly patients with cardiovascular diseases.
These patients with cardiovascular diseases may be forced to restrict their activities of daily living and lower health-related quality of life due to sedentary behaviour, together with lower physical function and physical activity. In addition, enviromental factors may also be related to these factors. 
The improvement of these several abilities in cardiovascular disease patients by cardiac rehabilitation may contribute not only to the improvement of their exercise capacity and life prognosis but also to their health-related quality of life, subsequent cardiac events, mortality,  and costs. 
This Special Issue is not only looking for papers reporting original data from epidemiologic studies, but also systematic reviews and meta-analyses are welcome.


Dr. Kazuhiro P. Izawa and Prof. Peter H. Brubaker

Guest Editors

Exercise training
Resistance training
Physical activity
Disease management
Sedentary behavior
Health-related quality of life
Manuscript Submission Information

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Published Paper (4 Papers)
Open Access Review
Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation programs in the era of COVID-19: a critical review
Marios Stefanakis, Ladislav Batalik, Jannis Papathanasiou, Lefkothea Dipla, ... Garyfallia Pepera
Rev. Cardiovasc. Med. 2021, 22(4), 1143–1155;
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cardiac rehabilitation)
Open Access Original Research
Impact of cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury on activities of daily living at discharge in elderly cardiac surgery patients
Ikko Kubo, Kazuhiro P. Izawa, Nozomu Kajisa, Asami Ogura, ... Shunsuke Sato
Rev. Cardiovasc. Med. 2021, 22(4), 1553–1562;
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cardiac rehabilitation)
Open Access Original Research
Can exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation increase physical activity in patients who have undergone total thoracoscopic ablation?
Yong-Gon Seo, Myung-Ki Kim, Jidong Sung, Dong-Seop Jeong
Rev. Cardiovasc. Med. 2021, 22(4), 1595–1601;
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cardiac rehabilitation)
Open Access Original Research
Role of early short-term cardiac rehabilitation in patients undergoing pacemaker implantation
Jinhee Ahn, Byeong Ju Lee, Seung-Young Roh, Bu Kyung Kim, ... Kwang Soo Cha
Rev. Cardiovasc. Med. 2021, 22(4), 1603–1610;
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cardiac rehabilitation)
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