Cardiac Rehabilitation

Publication Title: 
Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association

Integrative alternative therapies, also known as holistic therapies, have many applications in hospitals and health centers. These may include relaxation therapies, meditation, massage, reflexology, and Reiki or healing touch. Patients today are looking for these services, and institutions continue to explore ways to provide them without affecting their bottom line. The Integrative Cardiac Wellness Program is such a service, and its growth and longevity comes out of the personal investment of the staff to the program and to their patients.

Author(s): 
Ernst, Lorraine S.
Ferrer, Lynn
Publication Title: 
Patient Education and Counseling

OBJECTIVES: This systematic review aimed to examine empirical evidence concerning the efficacy of psychosocial interventions in ameliorating the psychosocial problems of people with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was undertaken to identify both published and non-published English randomised controlled trials (RCTs) from 2000 to 2015. Two reviewers independently screened, assessed risks for bias, and extracted data. Comprehensive meta-analysis software was used to analyse the extracted data.

Author(s): 
Klainin-Yobas, Piyanee
Ng, Shu Huey
Stephen, Pricilia Dew Maria
Lau, Ying
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation may benefit adults with atrial fibrillation or those who had been treated for atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is caused by multiple micro re-entry circuits within the atrial tissue, which result in chaotic rapid activity in the atria. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and harms of exercise-based rehabilitation programmes, alone or with another intervention, compared with no-exercise training controls in adults who currently have AF, or have been treated for AF.

Author(s): 
Risom, Signe S.
Zwisler, Ann-Dorthe
Johansen, Pernille P.
Sibilitz, Kirstine L.
Lindschou, Jane
Gluud, Christian
Taylor, Rod S.
Svendsen, Jesper H.
Berg, Selina K.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association

Integrative alternative therapies, also known as holistic therapies, have many applications in hospitals and health centers. These may include relaxation therapies, meditation, massage, reflexology, and Reiki or healing touch. Patients today are looking for these services, and institutions continue to explore ways to provide them without affecting their bottom line. The Integrative Cardiac Wellness Program is such a service, and its growth and longevity comes out of the personal investment of the staff to the program and to their patients.

Author(s): 
Ernst, Lorraine S.
Ferrer, Lynn
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