Article in the Telegraph
"Only 40 per cent of patients receive rehabilitation after a heart attack or heart surgery, the research shows, despite a Government target to offer it to 85 per cent of them.
Staff shortages mean those who do receive the care get just one third of the recommended hours of physiotherapy.
The report, released today by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) failed to find a single cardiac rehabilitation programme in Britain with the minimum recommended number of staff.
Studies have shown that patients who do not receive cardiac rehabilitation are 26 per cent more likely than those who do to die within five years.
Mike Knapton, director of prevention and care at the British Heart Foundation, said: "Cardiac rehabilitation saves lives but the majority of patients don't get the service.""
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Associated health conditions