Abstract| Volume 23, ISSUE 10, SUPPLEMENT , S77, October 2017

Effect of Comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation on Heart Failure Recurrence

      Background: Many patients are hospitalized with heart failure again after discharging by optimal medical therapy (OMT). Prognosis improvement is expected by performing comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation (CCR) such as improvement of life style, dietary instruction, exercise therapy in addition to OMT. Objective: To examine whether the prognosis is improved by CCR at our hospital. Method: From April 2011 to March 2013, 58 patients who underwent CCR for heart failure were divided into a continuation group that could continue CCR for 5 months and a discontinuation group that failed to continue CCR. The progress of 3 years from the start of CCR was investigated. Result: In the continuation group, re-hospitalization due to heart failure tended to be low (P = .078). Consideration: CCR with multiple occupations reduces heart failure recurrence.
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