Acute coronary syndromes

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Acute coronary syndromes include unstable angina, non-ST-segment elevation MI (NSTE MI) and ST-segment elevation MI (STE MI) (Santiago and Tadros, 2002). It is acknowledged that with revised definition of myocardial infarction, diagnosed by cardiac troponin estimation, there will be a resultant increase in the reporting of myocardial infarction, with increased workloads for the services involved (Dalal, et al, 2004). In the Cochrane systematic review by Jolliffe, et al. (2004) the reviewers concluded that exercise-based CR is effective in reducing cardiac deaths and has many positive health-related outcomes for post-MI and CHD groups.

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