CONTACT: TOM MOORE
Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Oct. 16, 2001
UI CHAMPS Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program receives certification
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa CHAMPS (Cardiovascular Health,
Assessment, Management and Prevention Services) Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
Program recently received certification from the national association that
governs such programs.
The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
(AACVPR) certification recognizes those programs rigorously reviewed by a
national board and found to meet the requirements for standards of care.
Cardiac rehabilitation programs are designed to limit the physiological
and psychological effects of cardiac illness; reduce the risk for sudden death
or relapse; control cardiac symptoms; stabilize and/or improve the patients
condition; and enhance the patients quality of life.
Iowa CHAMPS began in 1990 and currently treats more than 1,000 patients
annually in its inpatient and outpatient services from its location in UI
Hospitals and Clinics. Its Prevention Program is open to anyone interested
in reducing the risk for heart disease. For more information call (319) 356-4652
or visit online at http://www.uihealthcare.com/depts/champs/index.html.
The AACVPR is a national, multi-disciplinary association dedicated to the
improvement of clinical practice, promotion of scientific inquiry and advancement
of education for the benefit of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation
professionals and the patients they serve. CHAMPS Program Director Patricia
Lounsbury has served on the AACVPR Board of Directors for the past two years.
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. Visit
UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.