Seven of every 100 patients in phase II cardiac rehab had resistant hypertension in a recent cohort study, and they ran higher long-term risks of hospitalization and death than the rest of the sample.
While cardiac rehabilitation is effective at improving coronary heart disease, participation is generally poor. A nurse scientist at Cleveland Clinic studied the use of Facebook as an intervention tool to improve adherence.
Despite the proven benefits of cardiac rehab for patients with cardiovascular disease, rates of referral and participation remain low. We offer a progress report on efforts to change that.
Patients who do cardiac rehab live up to 34 percent longer compared to those who don’t. Yet not enough participate in such programs. Here’s how Cleveland Clinic is working to get more patients to engage in rehab.