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5.2.1.1Cardiac rehabilitation in patients after MI reduces all-cause and cardiovascular mortality rates provided it includes an exercise component (1++).
5.2.1.2The majority of studies showed there was no significant effect of comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation on quality of life outcomes in patients after MI (1++).
5.2.1.3Cardiac rehabilitation in patients after MI compared no cardiac rehabilitation is cost effective.
5.2.1.4There were no studies found which compared individualised (menu-based) and non-individualised programmes in patients after MI.
Safety in the exercise component of comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation
5.2.1.5There is no evidence that stable patients are harmed by the exercise component of cardiac rehabilitation.
5.2.1.6Exercise training does not appear to endanger stable patients with left ventricular dysfunction (1+).
5.2.1.7There is limited evidence on the safety of the exercise component of cardiac rehabilitation in older people (1+).

From: 5, Cardiac rehabilitation

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