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Year: 2016 I  Volume: 5 I  Issue: 3I  Pages: 877
How to start exercise based-cardiac rehabilitation in a hospital in India
Dr. Kushal Madan*, PhD; Prof. Dr. med. Hugo Saner†, MD
*Department of Cardiac Rehabilitation, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
†Preventive Cardiology and Sports Medicine, University Hospitals, Inselspital Bern, CH-3010 Bern, Switzerland


Cardiac rehabilitation has been demonstrated to decrease the morbidity and mortality of cardiac patients. There is ample evidence available, and American and European guidelines recommend its use for both primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases. However, cardiac rehabilitation is a neglected field in India, despite the fact that there is a huge burden of cardiovascular disease in India. There are very few cardiac rehabilitation centers in our country and there is an urgent need to create more such centers, as this could have a huge impact on decreasing the burden of cardiovascular diseases in India. However, there are several barriers in implementing cardiac rehabilitation in India. There is an urgent need for awareness and cost-effective, simple cardiac rehabilitation techniques in India. This article provides several suggestions for overcoming the barriers.

Cardiac rehabilitation
Cardiovascular disease
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