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Cardiac rehabilitation in the United Kingdom

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JournalHeart
DatePublished - Feb 2009
Issue number4
Volume95
Number of pages5
Pages (from-to)271-275
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a cost-effective, life-enhancing and life-saving treatment for patients recovering from cardiac illness-from myocardial infarction, revascularisation, angina, heart failure, etc. Its main aims are to help the patient to recover as quickly and completely as possible and then to reduce to a minimum the chance of recurrence of the cardiac illness-it should be an integral step in the management of the patient's condition. Despite the inclusion of CR in the National Service Framework for coronary heart disease only a minority of cardiac patients join CR programmes. Suggestions are made for increasing the uptake.

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  • CORONARY-HEART-DISEASE, MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION, SECONDARY PREVENTION, ARTERY-DISEASE, UPTAKE MAXIMIZATION, RANDOMIZED-TRIAL, EXERCISE, METAANALYSIS, PROGRAMS, HOME

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