J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 2021 Sep 9. Epub 2021 Sep 9.
School of Integrative Physiology and Athletic Training, College of Health, University of Montana, Missoula (Dr Quindry); International Heart Institute, St Patrick Hospital, Missoula, Montana (Dr Quindry); and Cardiovascular Health Program, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, Montana (Mr McNamara and Mss Oser and Fogle).
Purpose: Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is essential for treating cardiovascular disease, and modifying risk factor modification, including hypertension. Because the causes of hypertension and benefits of CR are faceted, we examined the influence of phase II CR on resting blood pressure (BP).
Methods: Outcomes straddle the release of the updated BP guidelines, and study emphases included CR session number, sex, race/ethnicity, insurance provider, and referring diagnosis. Read More