Cardiac Rehabilitation


Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network


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This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations for best practice in cardiac rehabilitation. It is primarily concerned with rehabilitation following myocardial infarction (MI) or coronary revascularisation, but also addresses the rehabilitation needs of patients with angina or heart failure.

Guideline No. 57, ISBN 189989392X, January 2002

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[arrow] Search narrative
[arrow] Costing from a randomised trial of secondary prevention clinics in primary care
[arrow] Resource implications of cardiac rehabilitation
[arrow] Staff requirements for a cardiac rehabilitation service
[arrow] Quality of life measures
[arrow] Shuttle walking test CD's (contact details)
[arrow] Register of Interest
A register of interest is not available for this guideline. In line with the SIGN Document Retention Schedule (24/07/2010), after publication of this guideline, hard copies of declarations of interest were held at the SIGN Executive offices for one year. The declarations of interest were then archived for a further three years before being destroyed along with other guideline related documents. This schedule has now been revised.


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