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A multidisciplinary approach to cardiac rehabilitation care

Until the recent government guidelines were produced, cardiac rehabilitation was a little-known specialism that was implemented largely by nursing staff and willing volunteers. The National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease (Department of Health, 2000) has brought cardiac rehabilitation to the attention of the wider medical and patient communities. The aim was to prompt consideration of how health services could best help patients who have had heart attacks, revascularisation ...

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