Patient characteristics, compliance, and exercise outcomes of South Asians enrolled in cardiac rehabilitation.

@article{Banerjee2007PatientCC,
  title={Patient characteristics, compliance, and exercise outcomes of South Asians enrolled in cardiac rehabilitation.},
  author={A T Banerjee and Milan K Gupta and Narendra C Singh},
  journal={Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention},
  year={2007},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={212-8}
}
PURPOSE To compare patient demographics, the presence or absence of traditional cardiovascular risk factors, medications on entry, compliance with cardiac rehabilitation (CR), and exercise outcomes at 6 months among South Asians and whites attending a CR program. METHODS A retrospective analysis of South Asian (n = 220) and white (n = 980) patients participating in 2 outpatient, hospital-based CR programs over a 3-year period. RESULTS South Asians were younger (56 vs 59 years; P = .004… CONTINUE READING
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