In this population based cohort of patients who underwent PCI over the course of 14 years, 40% participated in at least 1 session of cardiac rehab. After propensity score matching, compared to those that did not participate in rehab, those that did had a 47% lower rate of all cause mortality. PCI patients appear to significantly benefit from rehab (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.