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How to prescribe exercise in cardiac patients with co-morbidities

Dominique Hansen answers key questions - on behalf of the EXPERT project group in collaboration with the EACPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Section

Exercise-based rehabilitation effectively increases life expectancy and suppresses hospitalisation frequency in patients with cardiac disease. However, selecting the most effective exercise modalities in cardiac patients with various co-morbidities, which is often the case in clinical practice, is difficult. Even though clinical guidelines formulate how to prescribe exercise in these various co-morbidities separately, a guideline or tool that assists the physician how to select training modalities in these patients remains presently absent. However, a European team of rehabilitation specialists is working on a tool that might overcome this problem in the near future…



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