OPTImal CArdiac REhabilitation (OPTICARE) following Acute Coronary Syndromes: Rationale and design of a randomised, controlled trial to investigate the benefits of expanded educational and behavioural intervention programs

@inproceedings{Sunamura2013OPTImalCR,
  title={OPTImal CArdiac REhabilitation (OPTICARE) following Acute Coronary Syndromes: Rationale and design of a randomised, controlled trial to investigate the benefits of expanded educational and behavioural intervention programs},
  author={Madoka Sunamura and Nienke ter Hoeve and Hendrika J G van den Berg-Emons and Mirjam Haverkamp and K Ken Redekop and Marcel L. Geleijnse and Henk J. Stam and Eric Boersma and R. T. van Domburg},
  booktitle={Netherlands heart journal : monthly journal of the Netherlands Society of Cardiology and the Netherlands Heart Foundation},
  year={2013}
}
The majority of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) referrals consist of patients who have survived an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Although major changes have been implemented in ACS treatment since the 1980s, which highly influenced mortality and morbidity, CR programs have barely changed and only few data are available on the optimal CR format in these… CONTINUE READING