Mortality reductions in patients receiving exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation: how much can be attributed to cardiovascular risk factor improvements?


Taylor R. S., ÜNAL B., Critchley J. A., Capewel S.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR PREVENTION & REHABILITATION, vol.13, no.3, pp.369-374, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00149831-200606000-00012
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR PREVENTION & REHABILITATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.369-374
  • Keywords: cardiac rehabilitation, exercise training, decision analytic modelling, meta-analysis, cardiac risk factors, CORONARY-HEART-DISEASE, MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION, SECONDARY PREVENTION, CONTROLLED-TRIAL, PROGRAM, INTERVENTION, METAANALYSIS, MORBIDITY, CAPACITY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Background It is unclear how much of the reduction in cardiac mortality in coronary heart disease (CHD) patients with exercise training is the result of direct effects on the heart and coronary vasculature, or to indirect effects, via primary risk factors.