Rehabilitation Practice Patterns for Patients with Heart Failure: The Asian Perspective.

Author: Sun XG.
State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease, Fuwai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College, 167 Beilishi Road, Xicheng District, Beijing 100037, People's Republic of China; Respiratory and Critical Care Physiology and Medicine, Department of Medicine, St. John's Cardiovascular Research Center, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 1124 West Carson Street, RB2, Box 405, Torrance, CA 90502, USA. Electronic address:
Conference/Journal: Heart Fail Clin.
Date published: 2015 Jan
Other: Volume ID: 11 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 95-104 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.hfc.2014.09.001. , Word Count: 119

More countries around world have begun to use cardiac rehabilitation in patients diagnosed with chronic heart failure (HF). Asia is the largest continent in the world and, depending on its economy, culture, and beliefs, a given Asian country differs from Western countries as well as others in Asia. The cardiac rehabilitation practice patterns for patients with HF are somewhat different in Asia. In addition to the formal pattern of Western practice, it also includes special techniques and skills, such as Taiji, Qigong, and Yoga. This article describes cardiac rehabilitation patterns for patients with HF in most Asian countries and areas.
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Cardiac rehabilitation; China; Chronic heart failure; Exercise; Japan; Qigong; Taiji; Yoga
PMID: 25432478