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Cardiorespiratory fitness changes in patients receiving comprehensive outpatient cardiac rehabilitation in the UK: a multicentre study
  1. Gavin Sandercock,
  2. Fernando Cardoso,
  3. Meshal Almodhy
  1. School of Biological Sciences, University of Essex, Colchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Gavin Sandercock, School of Biological Sciences, University of Essex, Colchester CO43SQ, UK; gavins{at}

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The Authors' reply We welcome the comments of Dr Ingle and Professor Carroll1 comparing our recent work2 and their own important findings.3 We agree with their suggestion that exercise test modality partially explains the relatively small gains in fitness reported for UK cardiac rehabilitation patients. The 1 metabolic equivalent (MET) gain reported by Carroll et al 3 appears clinically important and such findings should serve …

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  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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