publication . Article . Other literature type . 2001

Cardiac rehabilitation: a comprehensive review

Lear, Scott A; Ignaszewski, Andrew;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2001
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
<p>Abstract</p> <p>Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a commonly used treatment for men and women with cardiovascular disease. To date, no single study has conclusively demonstrated a comprehensive benefit of CR. Numerous individual studies, however, have demonstrated beneficial effects such as improved risk-factor profile, slower disease progression, decreased morbidity, and decreased mortality. This paper will review the evidence for the use of CR and discuss the implications and limitations of these studies. The safety, relevance to special populations, challenges, and future directions of CR will also be reviewed.</p>
Subjects
free text keywords: Alternative medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Disease progression, Intensive care medicine, Rehabilitation, medicine.medical_treatment, Disease, Special populations, Exercise therapy, business.industry, business, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiovascular disease, lifestyle interventions, secondary prevention, Medicine (General), R5-920, Review
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2001

Cardiac rehabilitation: a comprehensive review

Lear, Scott A; Ignaszewski, Andrew;