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Release: Oct. 13, 1999
Iowa CHAMPS specialists present research projects at
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Three University of Iowa Health
Care specialists from Iowa CHAMPS (Cardiovascular Health, Assessment, Management
and Prevention Services) presented research projects at the recent annual
meeting of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
(AACPR) in Phoenix, Ariz.
Mary Steele, a cardiac rehabilitation specialist,
presented, "Patients with Myocardial Infarction Who Are at High Risk for Cardiac
Events in Phase I Cardiovascular Rehabilitation." Katherine Lemos, a research
assistant, presented, "Significance of Attending Cardiac Rehabilitation: Symptom
Reporting in High Risk Myocardial Infarction Patients." Patricia Lounsbury,
program director of Iowa CHAMPS, presented, "Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation
The AACPR is the national organization dedicated to
advancing the profession of cardiopulmonary and pulmonary rehabilitation.
"Being selected to present research findings at the
AACPR national meeting is certainly an honor," said Michael Winniford, M.D.,
UI professor of internal medicine and physician director of UI Heart Care.
"It confirms what we already know, that the staff of Iowa CHAMPS is top-notch
and among the very best in the profession."
Iowa CHAMPS provides rehabilitation services to people
who have had heart attacks. Specialists there also assess a person's risk
for having a heart attack and help design strategies to manage risk factors
for heart disease and prevent heart attacks and strokes. For more information
about Iowa CHAMPS, call (319) 356-8899.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership
between the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the
patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.