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A review of guidelines for cardiac rehabilitation exercise programmes: Is there an international consensus?

Overview of attention for article published in European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, July 2016
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Title
A review of guidelines for cardiac rehabilitation exercise programmes: Is there an international consensus?
Published in
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, July 2016
DOI 10.1177/2047487316657669
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Authors

Kym Joanne Price, Brett Ashley Gordon, Stephen Richard Bird, Amanda Clare Benson

Abstract

Cardiac rehabilitation is an important component in the continuum of care for individuals with cardiovascular disease, providing a multidisciplinary education and exercise programme to improve morbidity and mortality risk. Internationally, cardiac rehabilitation programmes are implemented through various models. This review compared cardiac rehabilitation guidelines in order to identify any differences and/or consensus in exercise testing, prescription and monitoring. Guidelines, position statements and policy documents for cardiac rehabilitation, available internationally in the English language, were identified through a search of electronic databases and government and cardiology society websites. Information about programme delivery, exercise testing, prescription and monitoring were extracted and compared. Leading cardiac rehabilitation societies in North America and Europe recommend that patients progress from moderate- to vigorous-intensity aerobic endurance exercise over the course of the programme, with resistance training included as an important adjunct, for maintaining independence and quality of life. North American and European guidelines also recommend electrocardiograph-monitored exercise stress tests. Guidelines for South America and individual European nations typically include similar recommendations; however, those in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand specify lower-intensity exercise and less technical assessment of functional capacity. Higher-intensity aerobic training programmes, supplemented by resistance training, have been recommended and deemed safe for cardiac rehabilitation patients by many authorities. Based on research evidence, this may also provide superior outcomes for patients and should therefore be considered when developing an international consensus for exercise prescription in cardiac rehabilitation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
Hungary 1 <1%
Unknown 325 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 62 19%
Student > Master 57 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 35 11%
Researcher 28 9%
Student > Postgraduate 21 6%
Other 68 21%
Unknown 56 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 98 30%
Medicine and Dentistry 95 29%
Sports and Recreations 27 8%
Social Sciences 8 2%
Psychology 6 2%
Other 22 7%
Unknown 71 22%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 April 2019.
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#2,134,468
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#14
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