The World Heart Games (WHG) will be held on June 7 – 8, 2019 in Hickory, NC. Lenoir-Rhyne University is this year’s site partner and has offered their beautiful campus to host this event. LSI is proud to be a Corporate Partner for the 2019 WHG. We invite you to sign up your patients and come cheer on your athletes. Remember, you can register as a team or an individual. Space is still available! Click here to register.
Have you seen the new webinar series from the American College of Cardiology (ACC)? The goal of this program is to provide physicians with in depth information about the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation programs. Read more »
Research suggests the Mediterranean Diet boosts longevity and helps prevent a number of chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension, among others. Read more »
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Professionals will have the opportunity to meet with their state legislators at AACVPR’s Day on the Hill in Washington, DC March 4 – 5, 2019. This annual event provides a platform for healthcare professionals to lobby and advocate for the industry. Previous visits to Capitol Hill focused on Bill HR.1155/S.1361 which would allow non-physician practitioners to fulfill the Medicare requirement of “direct supervision” in cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs. This bill was pass in 2018 as part of the ACCESS Act and will go into effect January 1, 2024. Read more »
If you have not yet had an opportunity to complete our Patient Care Survey, this is your last chance! Read more »
Since 2006, AACVPR, the American Thoracic Society, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care have lobbied CMS to generate a national coverage determination (NCD) for pulmonary rehabilitation services to include patients with respiratory ailments other than COPD. Read More
The 2015 Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) found that a systolic blood pressure < 120 mmHg correlated with a lower mortality rate and reduced risk of heart attack, heart failure and stroke. Read More
Medically supervised exercise therapy (SET) is widely-recognized as an appropriate intervention to alleviate claudication symptoms in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). It is important that intervention for this patient population also include secondary prevention of cardiac risk factors, including hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes, among others. Read more
The AACVPR Program Certification process can be a daunting task to even the most seasoned clinicians. While there are a myriad of resources available to help you through this process, sometimes all you need is just a quick snapshot of the required components. LSI has you covered. We have put together an overview of the 2019 AACVPR Program Certification. Read more »
LSI joined over 1,000 others in the cardiac rehab industry to participate in one of the year’s largest cardiopulmonary events – AACVPR’s 33rd Annual Meeting in Louisville, KY. It was great seeing all of old friends and fellow industry advocates at this great event!
We hope that you stopped by our Industry Advocacy booth where we provided more than 5,000 pieces of free educational materials to attendees. If you didn’t have a chance to stop by this great resource, you can visit our online Educational Library.