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Release: Oct. 13, 1999

Iowa CHAMPS specialists present research projects at AACPR meeting

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 Monitoring."

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.