Am Institut für Sport-, Alpinmedizin und Gesundheitstourismus (ISAG) der tirol kliniken gelangt ab 02.01.2022 eine Stelle als Facharzt/-ärztin für Innere Medizin (Sportmedizin) zur Ausschreibung. Weitere Information finden Sie in der Anlage.
Am Institut für Sport-, Alpinmedizin und Gesundheitstourismus (ISAG) der tirol kliniken gelangt ab sofort eine Stelle als Arzt/Ärztin für Allgemeinmedizin oder Facharzt/-ärztin für Innere Medizin (Sportmedizin) zur Ausschreibung. Weitere Information finden Sie in der Anlage.
18. - 21. November 2021 / Graz
In diesem Lehrgang werden Sie lernen, wie man einen Trainingsplan nach den Richtlinien der Medizinischen Trainingslehre erstellt, damit Sie das „Medikament Training“ sowohl bei unterschiedlichsten Krankheitsbildern als auch in der Prävention richtig einsetzen und ein Trainingsrezept erstellen können.
Ein weiterer Schwerpunkt liegt in der sportmedizinischen Betreuung von Nachwuchsleistungssportlern, um Verletzungen und Überlastungsschäden zu verhindern, die im Erwachsenenalter große Probleme bereiten können.
Die Ausbildung schließt mit einer schriftlichen Wissensüberprüfung ab. Bei Absolvierung aller Unterrichtseinheiten (Kurse I und II) und bestandenem Testat erhalten sie das Zertifikat „Medizinische Trainingslehre“ der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Sportmedizin und Prävention (ÖGSMP).
Das Programm und alle wichtigen Informationen finden Sie im Anhang sowie unter https://www.sportmedizinkongress.at/zertifikatskurs.htm.
Cardiac Rehabilitation in German Speaking Countries of Europe
Evidence-Based Guidelines from Germany, Austria and Switzerland / LLKardReha-DACH—Part 1
Background: Although cardiovascular rehabilitation (CR) is well accepted in general, CR-attendance and delivery still considerably vary between the European countries. Moreover, clinical and prognostic effects of CR are not well established for a variety of cardiovascular diseases.
Methods: The guidelines address all aspects of CR including indications, contents and delivery. By processing the guidelines, every step was externally supervised and moderated by independent members of the “Association of the Scientific Medical Societies in Germany” (AWMF). Four meta-analyses were performed to evaluate the prognostic effect of CR after acute coronary syndrome (ACS), after coronary bypass grafting (CABG), in patients with severe chronic systolic heart failure (HFrEF), and to define the effect of psychological interventions during CR. All other indications for CR-delivery were based on a predefined semi-structured literature search and recommendations were established by a formal consenting process including all medical societies involved in guideline generation.
Results: Multidisciplinary CR is associated with a significant reduction in all-cause mortality in patients after ACS and after CABG, whereas HFrEF-patients (left ventricular ejection fraction <40%) especially benefit in terms of exercise capacity and health-related quality of life. Patients with other cardiovascular diseases also benefit from CR-participation, but the scientific evidence is less clear. There is increasing evidence that the beneficial effect of CR strongly depends on “treatment intensity” including medical supervision, treatment of cardiovascular risk factors, information and education, and a minimum of individually adapted exercise volume. Additional psychologic interventions should be performed on the basis of individual needs.
Conclusions: These guidelines reinforce the substantial benefit of CR in specific clinical indications, but also describe remaining deficits in CR-delivery in clinical practice as well as in CR-science with respect to methodology and presentation.
Prehabilitation Coming of Age - Implications for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilition
While cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs traditionally involve exercise therapy and risk management following an event (eg, myocardial infarction and stroke), or an intervention (eg, coronary artery bypass surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention), prehabilitation involves enhancing functional capacity and optimizing risk profile prior to a scheduled intervention. The concept of prehabilitation is based on the principle that patients with higher functional capabilities will better tolerate an intervention, and will have better pre- and post-surgical outcomes. In addition to improving fitness, prehabilitation has been extended to include multifactorial risk intervention prior to surgery, including psychosocial counseling, smoking cessation, diabetes control, nutrition counseling, and alcohol abstinence. A growing number of studies have shown that patients enrolled in prehabilitation programs have reduced post-operative complications and demonstrate better functional, psychosocial, and surgery- related outcomes. These studies have included interventions such as hepatic transplantation, lung cancer resection, and abdominal aortic aneurysm (repair, upper gastrointestinal surgery, bariatric surgery, and coronary artery bypass grafting). Studies have also suggested that incorporation of prehabilitation before an intervention in addition to traditional rehabilitation following an intervention further enhances physical function, lowers risk for adverse events, and better prepares a patient to resume normal activities, including return to work. In this overview, we discuss prehabilitation coming of age, including key elements related to optimizing pre-surgical fitness, factors to consider in developing a prehabilitation program, and exercise training strategies to improve pre-surgical fitness.
Delphi consensus recommendations on how to provide cardiovascular rehabilitation in the COVID-19 era
This Delphi consensus by 28 experts from the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC) provides initial recommendations on how cardiovascular rehabilitation (CR) facilities should modulate their activities in view of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. A total number of 150 statements were selected and graded by Likert scale [from -5 (strongly disagree) to +5 (strongly agree)], starting from six open-ended questions on (i) referral criteria, (ii) optimal timing and setting, (iii) core components, (iv) structure-based metrics, (v) process-based metrics, and (vi) quality indicators. Consensus was reached on 58 (39%) statements, 48 ‘for’ and 10 ‘against’ respectively, mainly in the field of referral, core components, and structure of CR activities, in a comprehensive way suitable for managing cardiac COVID-19 patients. Panelists oriented consensus towards maintaining usual activities on traditional patient groups referred to CR, without significant downgrading of intervention in case of COVID-19 as a comorbidity.
Moreover, it has been suggested to consider COVID-19 patients as a referral group to CR per se when the viral disease is complicated by acute cardiovascular (CV) events; in these patients, the potential development of COVID-related CV sequelae, as well as of pulmonary arterial hypertension, needs to be focused. This framework might be used to orient organization and operational of CR programmes during the COVID-19 crisis.