Special Issues

Special Issue Title: Cardiac rehabilitation

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· Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor

Dr. Kazuhiro P. Izawa

Department of Public Health, Graduate School of Health Sciences, Kobe University, 7-10-2 Tomogaoka Suma, Kobe 654-0142, Japan

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Interests: Exercise training; Resistance training; Adherence; Physical activity; Disease management; Sedentary behavior; Health-related quality of life; Environment; Cost-effectiveness

Prof. and Department Chair Peter H. Brubaker, PhD

Departments of Health and Exercise Science, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

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Interests: Cardiovascular disease management; Clinical exercise Testing and prescription; Cardio-oncology; Heart failure etc.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cardiovascular diseases are rapidly increasing due to the spread of lifestyle diseases in the world. In particular, along with the aging population is the increase in the number of elderly patients with cardiovascular diseases.
These patients with cardiovascular diseases may be forced to restrict their activities of daily living and lower health-related quality of life due to sedentary behaviour, together with lower physical function and physical activity. In addition, enviromental factors may also be related to these factors. 
The improvement of these several abilities in cardiovascular disease patients by cardiac rehabilitation may contribute not only to the improvement of their exercise capacity and life prognosis but also to their health-related quality of life, subsequent cardiac events, mortality,  and costs. 
This Special Issue is not only looking for papers reporting original data from epidemiologic studies, but also systematic reviews and meta-analyses are welcome.

Dr. Kazuhiro P. Izawa and Prof. Peter H. Brubaker

Guest Editors


Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://rcm.imrpress.org by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by IMR Press.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is $1950. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.


Exercise training; Resistance training; Adherence; Physical activity; Disease management; Sedentary behavior; Health-related quality of life; Environment; Cost-effectiveness

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