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Release: Oct. 6, 2000

Three from Iowa CHAMPS present at national meeting

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- At the annual meeting of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation last week in Tampa, Fla., one clinical presentation and two posters were presented by the University of Iowa's CHAMPS (Cardiovascular Health, Assessment, Management, and Prevention Services) staff.

Patricia Lounsbury, program director of Iowa CHAMPS, debated "Controversy: Surveillance in Cardiac Rehabilitation. What Type Monitoring and How Much?" with Henry Miller, M.D., medical director of Wake Forest Cardiac Rehabilitation. Erik Samuelson presented his poster,
"A Comparison of Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Patients and Subsequent Ischemic Events/Interventions in Early Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation" and Teresa Corbisiero Finger presented a poster titled "The Role of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (RN) in Lipid Management."

Samuelson is the exercise physiologist for CHAMPS and Corbisiero Finger heads the CHAMPS Lipid Clinic.

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