Journal article

Cardiac Rehabilitation for Patients With Coronary Artery Disease: A Practical Guide to Enhance Patient Outcomes Through Continuity of Care

Catherine Giuliano, Belinda J Parmenter, Michael K Baker, Braden L Mitchell, Andrew D Williams, Katie Lyndon, Tarryn Mair, Andrew Maiorana, Neil A Smart, Itamar Levinger

Clinical Medicine Insights : Cardiology | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of disease burden worldwide. Referral to cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a class I recommendation for all patients with CAD based on findings that participation can reduce cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, as well as improve functional capacity and quality of life. However, programme uptake remains low, systematic progression through the traditional CR phases is often lacking, and communication between health care providers is frequently suboptimal, resulting in fragmented care. Only 30% to 50% of eligible patients are typically referred to outpatient CR and fewer still complete the programme. In contemporary models of CR, patients are no..

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University of Melbourne Researchers

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Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: I.L. was supported by Future Leader Fellowship (ID: 100040) from the National Heart Foundation of Australia.