CACPR Brief Summary Statement
Cardiovascular Disease affects 1 in 12 (or 2.4 million) Canadians1. There is overwhelming evidence that participation in Cardiovascular Rehabilitation (CR) decreases morbidity and mortality and improves the quality of life of people with cardiovascular disease2,3. Delaying access to CR may have negative long-term consequences for the Canadian healthcare system and for the general health of the Canadian population.
CACPR Strongly Recommends:
1. That CR Programming continue with service provision during the Covid-19 response in a safe and effective manner as determined by local/ provincial health authorities
2. That Virtual CR programming is a particularly appropriate service delivery option during the ebb and flow of a pandemic. Virtual Programming (including telephone and other virtual options) has been shown to be a safe and effective option8
3. That Virtual CR programming development occurs across the country and addresses existing barriers to care such as geographical and program accessibility. This work has potential long-term benefits for chronic disease management that extend beyond the current pandemic
4. That new strategies for the delivery of cardiac rehab in the Covid-19 pandemic are evaluated at a high standard to ensure efficacy and quality of care
You can read our full statement here.
|COVID-19 and use of ACEi/ARB/ARNi medications for heart failure or hypertension||March 15, 2020|
|COVID-19 and cardiac device patients: A message from the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society||March 16, 2020|
|Guidance on ambulatory management and diagnostic testing during the COVID-19 crisis||March 17, 2020|
|Guidance on hospital-based care and cardiac procedures during the COVID-19 crisis||March 19, 2020|
|Updated - COVID-19 and concerns regarding use of cardiovascular medications, including ACEi/ARB/ARNi, low-dose ASA and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS)||March 20, 2020|
|COVID-19: Pandemic Contingency Planning for the Allergy and Immunology Clinic||March 30, 2020|
|Telemedicine in the Era of Covid-19||March 30, 2020|
|Pulmonary Rehabilitation Resources in a Complex and Rapidly Changing World -||March 30, 2020|
|UOHI Cues to guide your interactions with cardiac rehab patients over the telephone||April 7, 2020|
|April 9, 2020|
TotalCardiology Resources: https://tcrehab.totalcardiology.ca/heart-health/
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|June 4, 2020|
|December 8, 2020|
About the Association
The Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (CACPR) is a national body comprised of interdisciplinary health professionals. Our focus is enhancing knowledge and clinical care, as well as enabling research for those who work in cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation.