Participation in cardiac rehabilitation and survival after coronary artery bypass graft surgery: a community-based study.

@article{Pack2013ParticipationIC,
  title={Participation in cardiac rehabilitation and survival after coronary artery bypass graft surgery: a community-based study.},
  author={Quinn R. Pack and Kashish Goel and Brian D. Lahr and Kevin L Greason and Ray W Squires and Francisco L{\'o}pez-Jim{\'e}nez and Zixin Zhang and Randal J. Thomas},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2013},
  volume={128 6},
  pages={
          590-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is recommended for all patients after coronary artery bypass surgery, yet little is known about the long-term mortality effects of CR in this population. METHODS AND RESULTS We performed a community-based analysis on residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota, who underwent coronary artery bypass surgery between 1996 and 2007. We assessed the association between subsequent outpatient CR attendance and long-term survival. Propensity analysis was performed… CONTINUE READING
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