Letters Congestive heart failure

Don’t forget rehabilitation

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4286 (Published 10 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4286
  1. Hasnain Dalal, chief investigator, REACH HF study group1
  2. Jackie Austin (Monmouthshire), Russell Davis ( Birmingham), Kate Jolly (Birmingham), Colin Green (Exeter), Bob Lewin (York), Rod Taylor (Exeter), David Thompson (East Melbourne, Australia), Robert Williams (Glamorgan), Jenny Wingham (Truro); on behalf of the REACH HF Study Group
  1. 1Peninsula Medical School (Primary Care), Truro TR1 3HD
  1. hmdalal{at}doctors.net.uk

    Arroll and colleagues did not mention the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation.1 A recent Cochrane review confirmed that cardiac rehabilitation reduces heart failure related hospital readmissions and results in clinically important improvements in quality of life.2 Guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, the American College of …

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