Majority of heart attack programmes failing to meet minimum standards

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: January 2017

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell:  More than two-thirds (70%) of heart attack programmes are failing to meet the minimum requirements for patient care, according to our research.

Cardiac rehabilitation services can help heart attack patients recover and reduce their risk of another major heart event. There are hundreds of programmes spread across the UK and the majority are based at hospitals.

The study, published in Open Heart, is the first of its kind and assessed 170 programmes across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and found that just 52 met at least five of the six national minimum standards.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: British Heart Foundation

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