Cardiac rehabilitation attendance and outcomes in coronary artery disease patients

September 13, 2012

Source: Circulation, 2012, 126 (6) p. 677-687

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Date of publication: August 2012

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: This piece of research involved more than 5000 coronary artery disease patients who had been referred to cardiac rehabilitation (CR) between 1996 and 2009. The authors concluded that completion of cardiac rehabilitation was associated with improved survival and decreased hospitalisation. However, reasons for non-attendance need to be explored, and interventions to improve attendance rates after referral should also be tested.

Length of publication: 11 pages

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