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‘The future of cardiac rehabilitation in the UK’ and ‘Exercise training as an essential component of cardiac rehabilitation’: the response
  1. Robert R West
  1. Correspondence to Professor Robert R West, Wales Heart Research Institute, Cardiff University, Heath Park, Cardiff CF144XN, UK; westrr{at}

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Conraads and colleagues object that exercise training was insufficiently intense.1 Outpatient programmes provide organised and supervised training sessions (usually) once per week but also advise and encourage patients to self-exercise at home and, in later stages of rehabilitation, at leisure centres. We acknowledged that more intensive or longer programmes of exercise training …

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