Recommendation ID
Cardiac rehabilitation:- Is an 8-week, comprehensive, multidisciplinary, cardiac rehabilitation service
more clinically and cost effective for managing stable angina than current clinical practice?
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Why this is important:- Cardiac rehabilitation programmes are an established treatment strategy for certain heart conditions, such as for people who have had a heart attack. However, there is no evidence to suggest that cardiac rehabilitation is clinically or cost effective for managing stable angina. Research to date has looked at short-term outcomes, such as a change in diet or exercise levels, but the effect on morbidity and mortality has not been studied. A randomised controlled trial is required to compare comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation with standard care in people with stable angina, with measures of angina severity (exercise capacity, angina frequency, use of a short-acting nitrate), and long-term morbidity and mortality as endpoints.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Stable angina: management
Date issued
July 2011

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No