The number of patients accessing cardiac rehabilitation in Wales following a heart attack increased for the second year running.
Research from the British Heart Foundation Cymru (BHF Cymru) show 51% of patients accessed the service.
- Uptake for cardiac rehabilitation across Wales increased by 40 patients in 2017
- Wales has the highest female participation in the UK
- Wales has the greatest increase in patients reducing depression rates in the UK
Cardiac rehabilitation following a heart attack can help achieve better physical and psycho-social outcomes for patients.
However, there are still over 3,000 heart patients missing out on cardiac rehabilitation, which puts them at risk of suffering another heart attack.