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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

More positive data on the impressive power of cardiac rehab

Background-- For patients with coronary heart disease, exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation improves survival rate and has beneficial effects on risk factors for coronary artery disease. The relationship between the number of sessions attended and long-term outcomes is unknown.

Methods and Results-- ...

Conclusions-- Among Medicare beneficiaries, a strong doseresponse relationship existed between the number of cardiac rehabilitation sessions and long-term outcomes. Attending all 36 sessions reimbursed by Medicare was associated with lower risks of death and MI at 4 years compared with attending fewer sessions.


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