Journal article

Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation for coronary heart disease

Balraj S Heran, Jenny MH Chen, Shah Ebrahim, Tiffany Moxham, Neil Oldridge, Karen Rees, David R Thompson, Rod S Taylor

Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online) | WILEY | Published : 2011

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The burden of coronary heart disease (CHD) worldwide is one of great concern to patients and healthcare agencies alike. Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation aims to restore patients with heart disease to health. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (exercise training alone or in combination with psychosocial or educational interventions) on mortality, morbidity and health-related quality of life of patients with CHD. SEARCH STRATEGY: RCTs have been identified by searching CENTRAL, HTA, and DARE (using The Cochrane Library Issue 4, 2009), as well as MEDLINE (1950 to December 2009), EMBASE (1980 to December 2009), CINAHL (1982 to Dece..

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