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Improving Patient Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation for Heart Failure

Heart failure incidents are terrifying, but there are ways to improve the odds.

Studies have shown significant improvements in functional capacity, clinical outcomes, psychological well-being, and quality of life for patients participating in cardiac rehabilitation. Still, these programs, are underused all over the world.

“For some patients, it is difficult to get transportation to the cardiac rehab site, while for others, there is a healthy dose of denial of the seriousness of their disease and some patients truly do not understand what is going on.”

Joseph S. Alpert, MD, professor of medicine at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center to @CardioAdvisor

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