Evidence for the effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation

Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 1998 Feb;14(1):38-48. doi: 10.1016/s0964-3397(98)80099-2.


Cardiac rehabilitation is a relatively recent development and, though it is increasingly being recognized as an important part of comprehensive cardiac care, there remains some scepticism regarding its effectiveness and some ignorance of its potential. This article reviews the literature pertaining to the effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation for patients with coronary heart disease (CHD).

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Coronary Disease / etiology
  • Coronary Disease / nursing
  • Coronary Disease / rehabilitation*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Humans
  • Life Style
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Rehabilitation Nursing / standards*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Risk Factors