This website is intended for UK healthcare professionals only Log in | Register

Tag Archives: National Health Service

June 2020 Br J Cardiol 2020;27:67–70 doi:10.5837/bjc.2020.020

An exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation programme for AF patients in the NHS: a feasibility study

Mark Mills, Elizabeth Johnson, Hamza Zafar, Andrew Horwood, Nicola Lax, Sarah Charlesworth, Anna Gregory, Justin Lee, Jonathan Sahu, Graeme Kirkwood, Nicholas Kelland, Andreas Kyriacou

Abstract

Introduction Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac rhythm disturbance in adults, estimated to affect 3.29% of the population in the UK in 2016.1 The condition is strongly associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, in addition to reduced quality of life.2 The healthcare costs of managing patients with AF are high: estimates of the direct cost in Western Europe range from €450 to €3,000 per patient-year.3 Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation is an established intervention in the management of several cardiovascular conditions, including coronary artery disease4 and heart failure.5 There is increasing re

| Full text
Close

You are not logged in

You need to be a member to print this page.
Find out more about our membership benefits

Register Now Already a member? Login now
Close

You are not logged in

You need to be a member to download PDF's.
Find out more about our membership benefits

Register Now Already a member? Login now