Review portfolio (latest updates)

In the summer of 2013, the University of Exeter Medical School provided an internal core support to facilitate the development, update and expansion of this portfolio of Cochrane cardiac rehabilitation reviews. Since then, we have undertaken an overview of reviews, in order to inform how best to take forward and develop the portfolio. This overview, which provides a “friendly front end” to the reviews in the portfolio, has been published in the Cochrane Library, in the International Journal of Cardiology and Heart.

In addition, the following reviews have recently been updated:

  • Exercise based rehabilitation for heart failure
    • (evidence up to March 2013)
  • Homebased versus centrebased cardiac rehabilitation
    • Review completed and in editorial (evidence up to March 2013)
  • Exercise-based rehabilitation for coronary heart disease
    • Review completed and in editorial (evidence up to July 2014)

And the following review is in progress:

  • Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation in post-transplantation recipients
    • Review proposal form submitted June 2015

 

TitleAuthorsPopulationInterventionComparatorOutcomes

Cardiac rehabilitation for people with heart disease: an overview of Cochrane systematic reviews

 

December 2014

 

Abstract

 

Full Review

Lindsey Anderson and Rod S Taylor Adults aged 18 or over, with heart disease, regardless of aetiology. Exercise with or without education with or without psychological intervention, delivered to people with heart disease, in a hospital community or a home-based setting

Varied depending on review question. Included:

  • no exercise training control
  • no psychological intervention control
  • no education intervention control
  • CR programmes delivered in a centre-based setting,  and
  • CR programmes without intervention to promote uptake or adherence.
Mortality, morbidity and health-related quality of life, costs and cost-effectiveness, measures of the uptake of, or adherence to, cardiac rehabilitation and its exercise, education and lifestyle components

Exercise based rehabilitation for heart failure

 

April 2014

 

Abstract

 

Full Review

 

Rod S Taylor, Viral A Sagar, Ed J Davies, Simon Briscoe, Andrew JS Coats, Hayes Dalal, Fiona Lough, Karen Rees and Sally Singh Adults of all ages (> 18 years) with evidence of chronic systolic heart failure. Exercise-based interventions with six months follow up or longer.

Usual medical care or placebo.

Mortality, hospitalisation admissions, morbidity and health-related quality of life

Home‐based versus centre‐based cardiac rehabilitation

 

(updated and submitted for editorial review)

 

January 2010

 

Abstract

 

Full Review

 

Rod S Taylor, Hayes Dalal, Kate Jolly, Tiffany Moxham and Anna Zawada,

 Adults with myocardial infarction, angina or heart failure or who had undergone revascularisation. Home-based cardiac rehabilitation programmes Supervised centre-based cardiac rehabilitation. Mortality and morbidity, health-related quality of life and modifiable cardiac risk factors

Exercise‐based cardiac rehabilitation for coronary heart disease

 

(updated and submitted for editorial review, April 2014)

 

July 2011

 

Abstract

 

Full Review

 

Balraj S Heran, Jenny MH Chen, Shah Ebrahim, Tiffany Moxham, Neil Oldridge , Karen Rees, David R Thompson and Rod S Taylor

Men and women of all ages who have had myocardial infarction (MI), coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) or percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), or who have angina pectoris or coronary artery disease defined by angiography Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (exercise training alone or in combination with psychosocial or educational interventions  Usual Care Mortality, morbidity and health-related quality of life

Psychological interventions for coronary heart disease

 

(currently being updated)

 

August 2011

 

Abstract

 

Full Review

 

Ben Whalley, Karen Rees, Philippa Davies, Paul Bennett, Shah Ebrahim, Zulian Liu, Robert West, Tiffany Moxham, David R Thompson and Rod S Taylor Adults with a specific diagnosis of CHD Psychological interventions administered by trained staff Usual care Total or cardiac-related mortality, cardiac morbidity, depression, and anxiety

Patient education in the management of coronary heart disease

 

(currently being updated)

 

December 2011

 

Abstract

 

Full Review

 

James PR Brown, Alexander M Clark, Hayes Dalal, Karen Welch and Rod S Taylor

Adults with diagnosis of CHD Education Usual Medical Care Mortality, morbidity, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and healthcare costs

Promoting patient uptake and adherence in cardiac rehabilitation

 

June 2014

 

Abstract

 

Full Review

 

 

Kunal N Karmali, Philippa Davies, Fiona Taylor, Andrew Beswick, Nicole Martin, Shah Ebrahim

Adults with myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass graft, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, heart failure, angina, or coronary heart disease eligible for cardiac rehabilitation. Any intervention aimed at increasing uptake or adherence to cardiac rehabilitation or any of its component parts. Usual Care Measures of the uptake of, or adherence to, cardiac rehabilitation and its exercise, education and lifestyle components