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- Received December 6, 2007
- Revision received January 11, 2008
- Accepted January 21, 2008
- Published online April 29, 2008.
- Nanette K. Wenger, MD, MACP, FACC, FAHA⁎ ()
- ↵⁎Reprint requests and correspondence:
Dr. Nanette K. Wenger, Emory University School of Medicine, 49 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.
Cardiac rehabilitation is increasingly recognized as an integral component of the continuum of care for patients with cardiovascular disease. Its application is a class I recommendation in most contemporary cardiovascular clinical practice guidelines. Despite the documentation of substantial morbidity and mortality benefits, cardiac rehabilitation services are vastly underutilized. The core components of cardiac rehabilitation have been detailedly delineated. Implementation of newly available performance measures offers the potential to enhance referral to, enrollment in, and completion of cardiac rehabilitation.
- Received December 6, 2007.
- Revision received January 11, 2008.
- Accepted January 21, 2008.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation
- Core Components of Cardiac Rehabilitation/Secondary Prevention
- Clinical Trial Data
- Benefits and Safety of Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Special Populations
- Barriers to Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Alternative Modes of Delivery of Cardiac Rehabilitation Services
- Performance Measures: Promise for Progress