What is the Most Serious Obstacle to Participation in Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs among Iranian Patients?

Behzad Heydarpour, Mozhgan Saeidi, Ali Soroush, Saeid Komasi


Dear Editor, Cardiac rehabilitation programs (CRs) are among the most important third‑level prevention services that can have positive health outcomes and reduce cardiac death.[1] Despite the numerous evidences that indicate the usefulness of CRs, few patients-especially in developing countries-participate in these programs.[2] Compared to developed countries with over 70% participation in CRs,[3] less than 15% of Iranian patients participate in the programs.[2].....

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