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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Rationale, methods and experience from Bispebjerg Hospital



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In Denmark, more than 10,000 people per year have acute myocardial infarction, about 200,000 people have ischaemic heart disease and many people are at high risk of developing heart disease. Despite substantially improved treatment services, heart disease continues to cause great human suffering.

There is solid evidence that comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation improves patients’ quality of life and reduces morbidity and mortality. Nevertheless, only one third of Denmark’s hospitals offer comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation, and less than 10% of Denmark’s patients with heart disease are offered these services.

This book is a practical manual on organizing and developing a hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation programme. The book describes how the comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation programme at Bispebjerg Hospital is currently organized and provides several specific action plans and tools.

The target group is health care professionals and health planners in the fields of cardiac care or rehabilitation.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit
Department of Cardiology
Centre for Internal Medicine
Bispebjerg Hospital
Copenhagen Hospital Corporation
Phone 3531 6294
Fax 3531 3982
Yreh@bbh.hosp.dk

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