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Corresponding author: Dr Laurence Sperling, 1365 Clifton Road, NE, Building A, Suite 2200, Atlanta, GA 30322. Tel.: +1-404-778-2746; fax: +1-404-778-2895. Email:lsperli@emory.edu

The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

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Publication of this article was supported by the Jim Pattison Foundation and the University Hospital Foundation.

Keywords:

  • Science & Technology
  • Life Sciences & Biomedicine
  • Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems
  • Cardiovascular System & Cardiology
  • AMERICAN-HEART-ASSOCIATION
  • MEDITERRANEAN-STYLE DIET
  • ACUTE MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION
  • CORONARY-ARTERY-DISEASE
  • RANDOMIZED-TRIAL
  • MULTIFACTORIAL INTERVENTION
  • INSULIN SENSITIVITY
  • OBESE INDIVIDUALS
  • VASCULAR-DISEASE
  • LOW-CARBOHYDRATE

Comprehensive Cardiovascular Risk Reduction and Cardiac Rehabilitation in Diabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome

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Journal Title:

Canadian Journal of Cardiology

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Volume 32, Number 10

Publisher:

, Pages S349-S357

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Article | Post-print: After Peer Review

Abstract:

The epidemic of obesity has contributed to a growing burden of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and diabetes mellitus (DM) worldwide. MetS is defined as central obesity along with associated factors such as hypertriglyceridemia, low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, hyperglycemia, and hypertension. MetS and DM are associated with significant cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Healthy behavioural modification is the cornerstone for reducing the atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease burden in this population. Comprehensive, multidisciplinary cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs reduce mortality and hospitalizations in patients with MetS and DM. Despite this benefit, patients with MetS and DM are less likely to attend and complete CR because of numerous barriers. Implementation of innovative CR delivery models might improve utilization of CR and cardiovascular outcomes in this high-risk population.

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© 2016 Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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