Cardiac rehabilitation is a low-cost approach with proven benefits for heart patients, that drastically lowers future cardiac risks. So why do only 10 to 25 per cent of heart patients access it?
For patients recovering from heart surgery, being overweight or moderately obese appears to be an advantage over being underweight or even having a normal BMI.
Cardiac rehabilitation is not available in many African countries and the way forward may be to focus on patients rather than specific diseases.
Sexism in cardiovascular research means that heart attacks are often missed in women. And that women are less likely to receive recommended therapies and rehabilitation opportunities.
From weekend walks with your doctor to free gym memberships, there is a global movement afoot.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women globally. And yet women’s symptoms and risk factors are less well recognized, and they receive less in-hospital care, than men.