After the event: getting care right for patients after a heart attack – Heart UK – 16 January 2012

Posted on January 17, 2012. Filed under: Cardiol / Cardiothor Surg, Rehabilitation | Tags: |

After the event: getting care right for patients after a heart attack – Heart UK – 16 January 2012

Full text of the report 

“HEART UK, the Cholesterol Charity, has today called on all NHS Trusts to offer cardiac rehabilitation services to patients more vigorously following the launch of a report highlighting the shocking inequalities in treatment after a heart attack in England.

The cardiac rehabilitation report, entitled ‘After the event: getting care right for patients after a heart attack’, found that 2,100 patients across England are not being offered cardiac rehabilitation despite the clear benefits of the service in improving patient experience and outcomes from the disease.

HEART UK Chief Executive Jules Payne said: “It is encouraging that many patients are offered cardiac rehabilitation after they have had a heart attack but the variation in uptake across the country is unacceptable. Action is needed on both a national and local level to ensure that all patients are offered this service to help them to recover and return to normal life as soon as possible after their heart attack.”

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