Crital review of research literature
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... Review: Cardiac Rehabilitation. Introduction. Coronary Heart Diseases (CHD) and other cardiovascular diseases are known to be the leading cause of death in several industrialised nations, both in men and women (Ades, 2001; Jackson et al, 2004). It is also a major cause of physical disability, especially in the elderly, which happen to be a continuously growing population (Ades, 2001). However, due to increased medical technology, fatalities after cardiac events have been on the downward slide. This has led to the increase of people requiring secondary preventive care (Witt et al, 2004).
With this increasing population of coronary event survivors, the prevention of subsequent coronary events and the m...