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Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: Case Study and Implications for Cardiac Rehabilitation

Presenter: Mark Patterson, MEd, ACSM-RCEP

Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Time: 3 to 4 pm EST (12 to 1 pm PST)

Registration closes Monday, February 12 at 5 pm EST (2 pm PST)

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Program Summary:

This presentation will present an overview of spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), follow along with a young female personal trainer from diagnosis to “graduation” from a home based cardiac rehabilitation program, then cover some of the unique challenges of working with this population.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The attendee will understand how SCAD differs from myocardial infarction due to coronary artery disease.
  2. The attendee will understand the general etiology and risk factors associated with SCAD
  3. The attendee will understand treatment options for those diagnosed with SCAD
  4. The attendee will understand approaches to exercise testing and prescription for those diagnosed with SCAD

About the Presenter:

Mark graduated with his master's degree from the University of Virginia. He has worked as a clinical exercise physiologist at Kaiser Permanente in Denver since 2002, where he was their first masters-prepared clinical exercise physiologist in the stress test and cardiovascular rehabilitation departments. He established a new service line for the rehabilitation of cardiovascular and vascular surgery patients. This pilot program was designed for one-on-one consultation, assessment and follow-up on these patients to better suit the needs of patients who cannot attend or afford the more traditional rehabilitation programs. This turned into a one-of-a-kind program within Kaiser Permanente nationwide and the PAD Rehabilitation Program is rare in today’s healthcare systems. This program has proved to be a success over the past 11+ years. He also lead a team to implement an exercise vital sign into the region’s electronic medical record, helped to launch cardio-pulmonary exercise testing services, and is currently working on a new virtual/remote cardiovascular rehabilitation program.


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