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New NICE Guidance recommends offering cardiac rehabilitation "as soon as possible" to heart attack patients

13 November 2013

New NICE Guidance recommends offering cardiac rehabilitation "as soon as possible" to heart attack patients

Cardiac Rehabilitation consisting of a programme of exercise, education and psychological support, can help people recover from a heart attack, make lifestyle changes to improve heart health and quality of life, and reduce the risk of a future attack.  This clinical guideline updates and replaces NICE clinical guideline 48 (published May 2007), offering evidence-based advice on secondary prevention for patients in primary and secondary care after an MI.  New and updated recommendations on cardiac rehabilitation, lifestyle changes, drug therapy and communication of diagnosis and advice were included in 2013.

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