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Positive health outcomes result from home recovery

Published on 20/01/2010
The health outcomes of cardiac rehabilitation patients are the same in both hospital and home settings, according to a new report.

A team of researchers found that there is no difference between home-based and NHS hospital rehabilitation relating to issues such as mortality, cardiac episodes and exercise capacity.

Lead author of the study Dr Hasnain Dalal from NHS Cornwall commented: "It is vital for patients recovering from cardiac illness to stick to a cardiac rehabilitation programme if they are to recover and prevent any future problems."

National guidelines recommend that such medical care should be offered to people after a heart attack or coronary artery bypass surgery to aid recovery, prevent further cardiac illness and improve quality of life.

Statistics show that fewer than 40 per cent of people who survive a heart attack in the UK participate in cardiac rehabilitation treatment plans, which include gentle exercise, risk strategies, education, support and counselling.
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