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The future of cardiac rehabilitation in the UK
  1. Mohammed A Rashid1,2,
  2. David A Wood2
  1. 1General Practice Research Unit, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, UK
  2. 2National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Mohammed A Rashid, General Practice Research Unit, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Worts Causeway, Cambridge, CB1 8RN; mar74{at}medschl.cam.ac.uk

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To the Editor The recent paper by West et al1 was critiqued by the current cohort of students taking the MSc Preventive Cardiology at Imperial College London. The following opinions summarise the consensus reached in a group discussion.

Although all programmes included were reported to conform to contemporary 1995 BACR guidelines for phase three rehabilitation, these varied markedly, as highlighted by the variability in healthcare disciplines involved, and programme duration, described by the authors. Indeed, although the discipline of cardiac rehabilitation was founded in the late 1960's, …

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