Cardiac Rehab: A Call to Action for Heath Reform
Referral, Enrollment, and Delivery of Cardiac Rehabilitation/Secondary Prevention Programs at Clinical Centers and Beyond
- 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