Chapter outline

Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is now established as part of cardiac care in the UK and is embedded in many government policies and national guidelines, with structured exercise as a key element. This chapter reviews the incidence and pattern of coronary heart disease presentation in the UK. In addition, the spectrum of patient groups included in CR is reviewed. The chapter defines the content of contemporary CR, reviews the evidence base for exercise in comprehensive CR and sets the scene for the chapters that follow.

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