Cardiac Rehab: A Call to Action for Heath Reform

Updated:Dec 15,2011
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Referral, Enrollment, and Delivery of Cardiac Rehabilitation/Secondary Prevention Programs at Clinical Centers and Beyond

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  • It has been shown that those who participate in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) have lower risk of death and heart attack.
  • CR prevents recurrence of myocardial infarction, but challenges such as accessibility, referral rates, and insurance coverage make CR underused.
  • Healthcare reform provides an opportunity to integrate CR programs into preventive care. 

    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation.  2011: published online before print Nov. 14, 2011, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31823b21e2 

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