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This publication was made possible by grant support from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation (PI Treat-Jacobson) and supported by the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences , grants TL1R002493 and UL1TR002494 . The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. The authors have no conflicts of interest.
Thanks to a rural outreach grant funded by the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, the cardiac rehabilitation staff, and Stan's determination, he continues to attend SET three times a week, two years and eight months after first enrolling in program. At the end of the grant period, he made a plan to maintain his exercise program by utilizing CMS SET benefit and the phase III self-pay program offered through this facility. He continues to wear his activity monitoring device and keeps track of his daily step count. At the end of the grant period, he was no longer limited in his ability or willingness to get in and out of a chair. Although his leg symptoms persist, he is able to accumulate 45 minutes of exercise three times a week; 35 minutes on the NuStep and two five-minute bouts on the treadmill. While his treadmill walking has not increased significantly since starting SET, his NuStep prescription has increased from level 1 to level 5, exercising at a 2.8–3.5 MET level compared to 1.8 at baseline. He has resumed driving and attends his exercise sessions independently, without the need for a family member to assist him.