Santaularia, N., Caminal, J., Arnau, A., Perramon, M., Montesinos, J., Trape, J., Abenoza-Guardiola, M., Guiteras-Val, P. & Jaarsma, T. (2013). Randomized clinical trial to evaluate the effect of a supervised exercise training program on readmissions in patients with myocardial ischemia: A study protocol. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders,13(32), 1-8. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2261-13-32
Background: In recent decades, several studies have assessed the value of cardiac rehabilitation as secondary prevention and have reported substantial reductions in readmissions. However, conclusive evidence is scarce. The present study aims to evaluate the efficacy of a supervised exercise training program for improving percentages of hospital readmission for cardiac causes in patients with myocardial ischemia in the first year after a cardiac event. The effect on all-cause readmission, all-cause mortality, functional capacity, quality of life and adherence to regular exercise is also discussed.
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