What are the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation for the treatment of dilated cardiomyopathy?

Updated: Nov 28, 2018
  • Author: Vinh Q Nguyen, MD, FACC; Chief Editor: Gyanendra K Sharma, MD, FACC, FASE  more...
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Benefits of cardiac rehabilitation include a 20-30% reduction in all-cause mortality rates; decreased mortality up to 5 years following rehabilitation; reduced symptoms of dyspnea, angina, and fatigue; reduction in nonfatal recurrent myocardial infarction over follow-up period of 12 months; and increased exercise performance. [135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140]

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