All-cause and cardiac mortality
A large body of good quality randomised controlled data shows consistent reduction in all cause mortality and cardiac mortality from cardiac rehabilitation. The majority of studies demonstrated this effect in all cause mortality beyond 12 months (21, 23) whereas others demonstrated this regardless of study periods and duration of cardiac rehabilitation (20, 22, 24). In recent meta-analyses measuring cardiac mortality, there was a significant reduction across all studies (20, 21, 22, 24, 27).
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