Q&A With Jacob Kelly From Duke University Medical Center: Study Shows Heart Failure Patients Benefit From Cardiac Rehab

December 16, 2015
Adam Hochron

For many years patients with heart failure were ineligible to be reimbursed for cardiac rehabilitation for their condition. Those guidelines have now changed for many patients showing impressive benefits from the work.

For many years patients with heart failure were ineligible to be reimbursed for cardiac rehabilitation for their condition. Those guidelines have now changed for many patients with data showing showing impressive benefits from the work.

Jacob Kelly, MD, from Duke University Medical Center discussed what the decision by CMS to reimburse this process has meant for patient health and what is involved for the patients going through this particular level of care for their condition during the American Heart Association's annual meeting in Orlando.

Once a patient is diagnosed with heart failure the treatment is just beginning and involves a dedicated team of health care professionals to help return the patient to as high a quality of life as possible.