Cardiac rehabilitation in India

Babu, Abraham S (2014) Cardiac rehabilitation in India. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, 56 (5). pp. 543-550.

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Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death and disability in India. Moreover, mortality following an acute myocardial infarction is high, which may be due to gaps in secondary prevention in general and a lack of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) services in particular. This review discusses the availability of CR in India, its putative role in reducing adverse outcomes over the long-term and suggests a road map for future research to enhance CR in this country. Currently, there is limited evidence, conducted in India, demonstrating CR efficacy. Moreover, there is currently limited availability of outpatient CR programs in India. Even so, there is consensus that CR is effective and essential in the CVD population. Therefore, efforts are needed to continue CR research in India and facilitate clinical implementation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: Mr AS Babu
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2014 04:20
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2014 04:20

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