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Cardiovascular Rehabilitation

The British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation defines five core components for cardiac rehabilitation.

The five core components of cardiovascular rehabilitation are:

  • Health behaviour change and education
  • Lifestyle risk factor management
  • Medical risk management
  • Psychosocial health
  • Long-term strategies
Physical activity and exercise sits within the 'lifestyle risk factor management' component.
Click here to access the full 2023 BACPR Standards and Core Components document.

Below, relevant research related to cardiovascular rehabilitation has been split into that relating to physical activity and exercise, and that relating to the other components. Please click on the appropriate section to browse recent papers published.

For more information, you can also download the documents within the publications area of our website.