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Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2017 Aug;27(6):420-425. doi: 10.1016/j.tcm.2017.02.005. Epub 2017 Feb 15.

The role of cardiac rehabilitation in patients with heart disease.

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1
Cardiology Unit and Cardiovascular Research Institute, Department of Medicine, Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA. Electronic address: S_R_McMahon@yahoo.com.
2
Cardiology Unit and Cardiovascular Research Institute, Department of Medicine, Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA.
3
Heart and Vascular Institute, Department of Medicine, Hartford HealthCare, Hartford, CT, USA.

Abstract

Cardiac rehabilitation is a valuable treatment for patients with a broad spectrum of cardiac disease. Current guidelines support its use in patients after acute coronary syndrome, coronary artery bypass grafting, coronary stent placement, valve surgery, and stable chronic systolic heart failure. Its use in these conditions is supported by a robust body of research demonstrating improved clinical outcomes. Despite this evidence, cardiac rehabilitation referral and attendance remains low and interventions to increase its use need to be developed.

KEYWORDS:

Cardiac rehabilitation; Cardiovascular disease

PMID:
28318815
PMCID:
PMC5643011
DOI:
10.1016/j.tcm.2017.02.005
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