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Review article

https://doi.org/10.15836/ccar.2015.28

Outpatient cardiovascular rehabilitation in Croatia

Mario Ivanuša orcid id orcid.org/0000-0002-6426-6831 ; Institute for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, Zagreb, Croatia
Kristina Narančić Skorić ; Institute for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, Zagreb, Croatia
Srećka Glavaš Vražić ; Institute for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, Zagreb, Croatia
Dubravka Kruhek Leontić ; Institute for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, Zagreb, Croatia
Marija Heinrich ; Institute for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, Zagreb, Croatia
Lidija Brkljačić Mažuran ; Institute for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, Zagreb, Croatia
Gabrijela Ćurić ; Institute for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, Zagreb, Croatia
Goran Krstačić ; Institute for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, Zagreb, Croatia


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Abstract

Cardiovascular rehabilitation is a part of cardiologic treatment that is performed in specialized hospital or outpatient centers by a team of medical personnel using an interdisciplinary and transdiciplinary approach. Cardiovascular training with telemetric electrocardiogram monitoring under the supervision of a cardiologist, full non-invasive diagnostic testing, psychodiagnostics and psychological counseling, patient education, and non-pharmacological measures coupled with typical medication treatment are all integral components of cardiovascular rehabilitation programs. This article describes the organization of outpatient cardiovascular rehabilitation in the Republic of Croatia, which is a effective, safe, cost-effective procedure that can be tailored to the patient and reduces mortality, increases functional capacity, restores work fitness and work capacity, and improves quality of life.

Keywords

cardiovascular rehabilitation; secondary prevention; physical activity

Hrčak ID:

139267

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/139267

Publication date:

13.3.2015.

Article data in other languages: croatian

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