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Post-Cardiac Rehabilitation

Volume 407: debated on Wednesday 18 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what provision is made in national service frameworks for post-cardiac rehabilitation. [119051]

Provision for cardiac rehabilitation is addressed in standard 12 of the national service framework for coronary heart disease. This states that,

"NHS Trusts should put in place agreed protocols/systems of care so that, prior to leaving hospital, people admitted to hospital suffering from coronary heart disease have been invited to participate in a multidisciplinary programme of secondary prevention and cardiac rehabilitation. The aim of the programme will be to reduce their risk of subsequent cardiac problems and to promote their return to a full and normal life".