National Cardiac Rehab Week: Encouraging Patient Education and Participation

In a recent post on the ACC in Touch Blog, Richard A. Josephson, MS, MD, FACC, and Derin Tugal, MD, discuss the challenges of enrolling cardiovascular disease patients cardiac rehabilitation (rehab)and resources to encourage participation. “Despite numerous publications and international guidelines in support of cardiac rehab for patients … implementation of cardiac rehab remains suboptimal. Participation rates of less than 50 percent frustrate our potential to optimally treat our patients. The ACC is focused on provider and patient education and has created resources to enhance net participation.” Read more on the ACC in Touch Blog.