Cardiac rehabilitation - Resource kit

Download our PDF with best practice cardiac rehabilitation recommendations. Please note this resource was published in 2002 and as such some interventions have since been revised.


This guideline applies primarily to patients with coronary heart disease, and specifically those following an acute coronary syndrome (acute myocardial infarction/unstable angina) and following coronary bypass surgery and angioplasty. The purpose of the guideline is to provide a summary of the most up to date New Zealand and overseas evidence and make recommendations based on the evidence, that will lead to best practice cardiac rehabilitation in New Zealand. The guideline is aimed at all health providers working in cardiac rehabilitation, primary care providers and health information services. Further resources are being developed for patients and their families. It is hoped that the information in these guidelines will be used to inform patients with coronary heart disease and their advisers about the benefits of comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation, and that this will ultimately lead to improved health outcomes for patients.