Access to cardiac rehabilitation varies widely across Europe

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 15 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1095
  1. Robert Short
  1. 1London

Thousands of people throughout Europe are failing to receive cardiac rehabilitation for heart attack, heart failure, and other conditions, a survey of rehabilitation services across Europe has found.

Birna Bjarnason-Wehrens presented the results of the first European cardiac rehabilitation inventory survey (CRIS) on behalf of the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (EACPR) at EuroPRevent 2008 in Paris, France. So far, results have been obtained from 19 countries, but the association is hoping to obtain results from a total of 40.

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