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The purpose of this study was to determine if cardiac rehabilitation was effective in reducing risk of the participant undergoing a second negative cardiac event for up to 15 years. Participants between the ages of 65 and 75 underwent 12 weeks of cardiac rehab. The 12 weeks of cardiac rehab consisted of 3 sessions a week and each session had an educational component to it. The participants would then return to their daily living and live as they normally would. Approximately 15 years after the completion of cardiac rehab for the participants, researchers would access their medical records. This was to see if the participants suffered a cardiac event after the completion of cardiac rehab. The participants had to sign an informed consent prior to participation in this study. The study was conducted at the Edward Elmhurst Hospital cardiac rehabilitation center. It was hypothesized that cardiac rehab was effective in reducing risk of a second negative cardiac event.
Boiling Springs, NC
Medicine and Health Sciences | Movement and Mind-Body Therapies | Rehabilitation and Therapy | Sports Sciences
Schuda, Kaylin, "Effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation in preventing a second negative cardiac event for 15 years." (2021). EXSI 432/532: Research Methods in Exercise Science: Research Proposal Posters. 106.