International experts publish guidelines for cardiac rehab in developing countries

Posted by on May 16, 2016 2:32 pm
Categories: health

The cardiac rehab model of care is quite standard in developed countries, and consists of risk factor assessment and management, exercise training, patient education, as well as dietary and psychosocial counselling. While it is cost-effective to deliver these programs in countries such as Canada, the United Kingdom and United States, the situation in developing countries is different. Working together, experts from Canada, China, India, Iran, Singapore, South Africa, the Middle East and South America have published the Consensus Statement that includes specific recommendations for cardiac rehab components.

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