A new guideline from a joint writing group of qualified healthcare professionals gave cardiac rehabilitation the highest level of recommendation (1A) based on scientific evidence for patients with stable ischemic heart disease.

The findings prove a significant advancement for cardiac rehabilitation and are published in several cardiology, internal medicine, and cardiovascular surgical journals.  Based on this evidence, physicians should have no objections to cardiac rehab programs developing systems that prompt them and others to make a CR referral.

Download a copy of the guideline here: 2012 ACCF/AHA/ACP/AATS/PCNA/SCAI/STS Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients With Stable Ischemic Heart Disease (See section for the Class 1A recommendation.)



Source: https://www.aacvpr.org/Default.aspx