Each cardiac rehab session attended cuts readmission, death risk by 2%

Patients with CAD who enrolled in cardiac rehab saw a 42.7% reduction in all-cause hospital readmission or death vs. those who did not attend sessions, a much larger effect size than seen in previous cardiac rehab studies, data show.
Many studies have evaluated demographic and clinical factors affecting clinical outcomes, readmission, recurrent MI or death within 180 days of hospital discharge; however, most models incorporating cardiac rehab participation are lacking, Brian D. Duscha, MS, an exercise physiologist and clinical trials coordinator at Duke University Medical Center, told Healio.

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