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Cardiac rehabilitation: impact and uptake

Cardiac rehabilitation: impact and uptake

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Time to Complete

1.00 hour


July 19, 2016


March 14, 2018

Programme Description

Professor Patrick Doherty and Professor Gill Furze summarise the evidence for cardiac rehabilitation. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include the core components of cardiac rehabilitation, its impact on morbidity and mortality, and the need to improve uptake.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Understand what cardiac rehabilitation entails
  • Identify the core components of cardiac rehabilitation
  • Appreciate its effect on morbidity and mortality
  • Understand the GP’s role in promoting referral for cardiac rehabilitation
  • Authors

    Activity and test authors
    Professor Patrick Doherty
    Chair in cardiovascular health
    Director of the National Audit of Cardiac Rehabilitation
    Deputy head of department (Research)
    British Heart Foundation Care & Education Research Group
    University of York
    United Kingdom

    Professor Gill Furze
    Lead for the Cardiac Rehabilitation National Certification Programme
    Centre for Technology Enabled Health Research
    Coventry University
    United Kingdom


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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