Review: Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation reduces all-cause and cardiac mortality in coronary heart disease

November 2004
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 141 Issue 3, p62
Academic Journal
The article addresses the question whether exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation is effective in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). The article adds that in patients with coronary heart disease, exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation reduces all-cause and cardiac mortality and improves several cardiac risk factors. All-cause mortality, cardiac mortality, nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI), revascularization, change from baseline in modifiable cardiac risk factors (lipid levels, triglyceride levels, blood pressure, and smoking), and health-related quality of life.


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