Accession Number : ADA311488

Title :   Experiences of Program Directors in the Enrollment of Patients who had Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty without Myocardial Infarction into Phase 2 Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Koch, Maureen A.

PDF Url : ADA311488

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : The benefits of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) have been demonstrated repeatedly. Little is known about the benefits percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) patients without myocardial infarction (MT) achieve due to their limited enrollment in CR programs. The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences program directors encountered during the enrollment of patients who have had PTCA without MT into their outpatient CR programs. I % .1 A A 19 item survey was developed. Program directors from the Northwest Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation responded (39%). The study revealed 52% (N=16) provided Phase T CR programs, while 84% (N=27) provided Phase TT/TTT CR to PTCA patients. Programs had existed for an average of 8 years, and had accepted PTCA patients for an average of 7 years. Marketing of programs to physicians providing PTCA occurred in 74% (N=20) of programs, but only an average of 15 PTCA patients per year, out of an average yearly total of 298 PTCA procedures, were enrolled in Phase Il/Ill CR.

Descriptors :   *DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), *LUNG, *CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, *CORONARY ARTERIES, *MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, PHYSICIANS, SURGERY, BENEFITS, REHABILITATION, SKIN(ANATOMY), HEART.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE