April Newsletter

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CV&P Section Research Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the CV&P Section Research Awards. The awards were based upon scores from the abstract review and the scores from the research committee’s reviews at CSM.

Platform Award: Effects of Early Exercise-based Cardiac Rehabilitation on Functional Capacity in post-event CAD patients: A randomized controlled trial. Hadadzadeh, MH; Maiya, AG; Shad, B; Mirbolouk, F; Padma KR; Devasia, T; Raman, VG; Borkar, S; Nair, S; Guddattu, V. INSTITUTIONS: Physical Therapy, Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, West Virginia; Physical Therapy, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, INDIA; Guilan University of Health Sciences, Rasht, Guilan, IRAN; Cardiovascular Surgery, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, INDIA; Cardiovascular Surgery, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, INDIA; Statistics, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, INDIA

Student Award: High Intensity Interval Training vs. Continuous Training in a Rat Model of Pulmonary Hypertension: Impact on Aerobic Capacity, Hemodynamics, and Right Ventricular Remodeling. Graber, J; Gladish, B; Neves, Eo N; Novack, R; Fisher, A; Presson, R; Petrache, I; Lahm, T; Kline, J; Brown, MB. INSTITUTIONS:Physical Therapy, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana Emergency Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana; Anesthesiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana

Poster Award: Clinical investigation of a daily walking program plus L-arginine supplementation for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Kempf, A; Collins, C; Gupta, S; Hellman, Y; Hadi, A; Farber, M; Lahm, T; Brown, MB. INSTITUTIONS: Physical Therapy, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana; Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana; Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana


CV&P Section Award Winners for 2016

The CV&P Section would like to congratulate our Section Award Winners that were presented at CSM 2016.

Merit Award: Kristin Lefebvre, PT, PhD, CCS
2016 Merit Award

Mentor Award: Paul Ricard, PT, DPT, CCS
2016 Mentor Award

Friend of the CVP Section Award: Brad Cooper, MOT, OTR/L, CLT, CEAS, ABDA
2016 Friend of CVP Award


The FIRST Cardiovascular and Pulmonary PT Clinical Practice Guideline is here!

Hillegass E, Puthoff M, Frese EM, Thigpen M, Sobush DC, Auten B. Role of Physical Therapists in the Management of Individuals at Risk for or Diagnosed With Venous Thromboembolism: Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline. PHYS THER published ahead of print October 29, 2015, doi:10.2522/ptj.20150264.

Full print version in February. Check out the link below.


Request for Input / Feedback

Your input / feedback is requested for the following document:

The Role of Physical Therapists in the Management of Individuals at Risk for or Diagnosed with Venous Thromboembolism – An Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline

Please download the document and send any feedback to:


Congratulations Anne Swisher!

Join the section in a BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO ANNE SWISHER – our Section’s Journal Editor Anne has been awarded a Fullbright Scholarship for next academic year. See info below and join us in congratulating Anne on such a great accomplishment!

Anne Swisher, P.T., Ph.D., professor of physical therapy at the West Virginia University School of Medicine has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland in Dublin, Ireland, during the 2015-2016 academic year, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.

Dr. Swisher will work with the faculty in physiotherapy to teach students how to prescribe exercise for people with chronic health conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, heart failure, and cystic fibrosis. She will also assist in creating and assessing medical simulation activities to help students in varied health disciplines work together to care for patients.


Section Newsletter

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Expand Your Professional Horizons!

Become a Board Certified Clinical Specialist. Applications for the 2015 exam cycle are available, and you may now apply online!

The application deadline for Specialist Certification in Cardiovascular & Pulmonary is July 01, 2014.

Access to the online application, the general information booklet, and additional information are available through the ABPTS website at Contact the Specialist Certification Program by phone at 800/999-2782, ext 8520; or by e-mail at with any questions about the process.


Research Award winners at CSM 2014

CV&P Section would like to congratulate the Research Award winners at CSM 2014.

Student Award:

KW. Feldman, AR Jackson, MD. Householder, DR. McKinney, SA. Hale, LW. McVery, Shenandoah University Physical Therapist ability to identify hypertensive status based upon visual observation.

Platform Award:

P. Hageman, CH. Pullen, PJ. Dizona. University of Nebraska Medical Center, Nebraska Change in cardiometabolic risk biomarkers in rural women following 6 months of participation in a web-based weight loss study.

Poster Award:

M. Brown, J Crist, R. Gaidoo, N. Little, A. Fisher, R Presson, T Lahm, I Petrache. Indiana University Six weeks of treadmill training at mild relative exercise intensity attenuates disease progression in a rat model of pulmonary arterial hypertension.


2014 residency in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy

The VA in Ann Arbor Michigan is currently recruiting for its 2014 residency in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy. Follow the link for more information and to apply - More Info pdf


Proposed Bylaw Amendments

View the proposed bylaw amendments here (member login required) - Proposed bylaw amendments


Mechanically Ventilated Patients

Early Mobility of mechanically ventilated patients is again being recommended. Dr. Gregory Schmidt spoke at the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians. He recommended early active movement with physical therapy to improve function of these patients. Check out the full article here: Expert advocates more mobility for mechanically ventilated ICU patients

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