Our clinical research programs have provided innovative information regarding the rehabilitation of older patients with heart disease, prevention of disability, the cost-effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation, the treatment of high cholesterol and other risk factors in cardiac rehabilitation, and the treatment of obesity in heart patients.
Dr. Philip Ades' exercise physiology research program has had consistent NIH funding since 1988. His current research is on methods and benefits of weight loss in obese coronary patients. Other projects have addressed interventions to treat and prevent disability in older coronary patients and interventions to increase cardiac rehab participation by low income individuals. Dr. Ades also played a role in the national expansion of cardiac rehabilitation services to Medicare recipients with chronic heart failure.