• Implementing existing knowledge about cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and heart failure management could markedly reduce mortality after acute coronary syndromes and revascularisation therapy. • Contemporary CR and secondary prevention programs are cost-effective, safe and beneficial for patients of all ages, leading to improved survival, fewer revascularisation procedures and reduced rehospitalisation. • Despite the proven benefits attributed to these secondary prevention interventions, they are not well attended by patients. • Modern programs must be flexible, culturally safe, multifaceted and integrated with the patient's primary health care provider to achieve optimal and sustainable benefits for most patients.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Medical Journal of Australia|
|State||Published - Jun 15 2009|
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