PRACTITIONER 2009;253(1719):22-26

Cardiac rehabilitation should be tailored to the patient

01 Jun 2009Pais-up subscribers

The'Care closer to home' initiative in the UK has seen a shift of cardiac rehabilitation services from the hospital to a community setting. Community-based services are preferred by many patients and have been shown to be feasible and effective. The traditional hospital-based programme is divided into four phases. The other widely used model is a six-week, home-based programme using written and audiotape materials. Exercise-based CR results in a 20% reduction in all cause mortality and a 25% reduction in total cardiac mortality.

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