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  1. Robert R West,
  2. Dee A Jones
  1. University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Robert R West, Wales Heart Research Institute, Cardiff University, Heath Park, CF144XN Cardiff, UK; westrr{at}

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The Authors' reply Thank you for the opportunity to respond to correspondents and clarify a few points or misunderstandings. We (founder members of BACR) agree with Jones and colleagues that guidelines for cardiac rehabilitations should be based on best evidence.1 Hence this trial. The paper reports experimental findings (evidence) of the largest trial of cardiac rehabilitation since the WHO European collaborative of 1971–1976.2

Jones and Taylor assert that our findings are ‘out of date’ because we did not reference the most recent Cochrane review.3 We were aware that a revision was due but our paper was submitted for publication before the revision was released; we cited the largest and most recent …

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