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REVIEW  CARDIOVASCULAR PREVENTION AND REHABILITATION: COST-EFFECTIVE AND UNDERUTILIZED TOOLS 

Panminerva Med 2021 June;63(2):193-8

DOI: 10.23736/S0031-0808.21.04315-9

Copyright © 2021 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Phase 3 rehabilitation: an underused tool for consolidation of lifestyle changes, and prevention of relapses in cases of ischemic heart disease

Ignacio SAINZ

Unit of Cardiac Rehabilitation, Fisiocard Center, Virgen del Rocio Hospital, Sevilla, Spain



The third phase of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program (CRP) is a lifelong, maintenance phase beginning 3 to 6 months after the cardiac event. Individualized surveillance and monitoring schedules are established. The exercise prescription guidelines are practically identical to those of the other phases of the CRP with personalized monitoring. Currently, with the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, telerehabilitation and telemonitoring are of great value in this phase. The benefits of phase 3 have been demonstrated with prolonged survival by 1.82 years, at a cost of $ 1773 per year of life saved.


KEY WORDS: Rehabilitation; Ischemia; Heart diseases

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