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Réadaptation cardiovasculaire, un- bien sous-utilisé [Cardiac rehabilitation, a proven intervention underutilized in the French-speaking part of Switzerland].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Cardiac rehabilitation is associated with a reduced risk of recurrence and mortality after an acute coronary syndrome. Cardiac rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary approach which starts during the acute hospital phase, then followed by a four to six weeks home-based or stationary program, in order to maintain long-term lifestyle changes. Despite the important health benefits of cardiac rehabilitation and its cost-effectiveness, only half of the patients in Europe will achieve a cardiovascular prevention program after an acute coronary syndrome. In the French part of Switzerland, one explanation for this low adherence might be the lack of both stationary and home-based program facilities.
Health Services Accessibility, Humans, Myocardial Infarction/rehabilitation, Patient Compliance, Recurrence/prevention & control, Switzerland
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