Ann Dorthe Olsen Zwisler, Vicky L Joshi, Anne Merete Boas Soja, Vibeke Brogaard Hansen, Kim Houlind, Britt Borregaard, Mette Merlin Husted, Claus Engstrup, Amalie Martinus Hauge, Grete Brorholt & Lars Hermann Tang:
Rehabilitation and palliative care in cardiovascular diseases in Denmark
Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V05180336
An increasing number of Danes are living, and dying, with cardiovascular disease. There is good evidence for the impact of cardiac rehabilitation on coronary heart disease, heart failure and symptomatic peripheral arterial disease. However, more high-quality research is needed into a wider range of cardiac diseases including rehabilitation following cardiac arrest, and palliative care for patients with advanced heart disease. In this review it is discussed how to improve the quality of care and identify the direction of future research and development.