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Rehabilitation after heart attack

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 29 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:979
  1. Christine Bundy, Chair, Scientific Committee, British Association for Cardiac Rehabilitationa
  1. a School of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 7PT

    Editor–I agree with Richard Mayou that doubts remain about the efficacy and delivery of rehabilitation programmes,1 but the picture is not as devoid of evidence as he implies. Although there is no definitive study showing a significant reduction in mortality from exercise based cardiac rehabilitation, many studies suggest that exercise based cardiac rehabilitation reduces all cause mortality (see West's recent overview for details2). …

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