Philip Ades, M.D., professor of cardiovascular medicine and associate director of the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health (Photo: LCOM Creative Services)
(MARCH 24, 2017) VCBH Associate Director and UVM Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine Philip Ades, M.D., provided his cardiac rehab expertise for a recent Consumer Reports Health article entitled, "What's Missing from Your Heart-Attack Recovery Plan." Part of the problem, as Ades explains, is the lack of geographically available options. "There are too few in many big cities, and in rural areas you could be a 3-hour drive from the nearest cardiac rehabilitation center,” he says. “Physical activity improves fitness, and if fitness is improved it’s easier to do daily activities. Even small improvements in physical function can greatly improve quality of life and self-esteem, and lead to overall better health."