Cardiac rehabilitation for women across the lifespan

Daniels, Karla M., Arena, Ross, Lavie, Carl J. and Forman, Daniel E. (2012) Cardiac rehabilitation for women across the lifespan. American Journal of Medicine, 125 9: 937-e1-937-e7. doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2011.10.028

Author Daniels, Karla M.
Arena, Ross
Lavie, Carl J.
Forman, Daniel E.
Title Cardiac rehabilitation for women across the lifespan
Journal name American Journal of Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0002-9343
Publication date 2012-09-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.amjmed.2011.10.028
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 125
Issue 9
Start page 937-e1
End page 937-e7
Total pages 7
Place of publication Bridgewater, NJ United States
Publisher Excerpta Medica
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Cardiac rehabilitation improves function and compliance and also reduces morbidity and mortality in female and male cardiovascular disease patients but remains significantly underutilized. At every age, and especially in their senior years, female cardiovascular disease patients are under-referred relative to men.  Lack of standardized referral processes, misconceptions by physicians and patients, and idiosyncrasies of female pathophysiology contribute to this pattern. Moreover, confounding factors of age, socioeconomic status, and sex-specific roles and responsibilities exacerbate the problem. This review summarizes barriers to cardiac rehabilitation for female cardiac patients, and highlights opportunities for increased participation and benefit.
Keyword Aging
Cardiac rehabilitation
Cardiovascular disease
Coronary artery disease
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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