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A randomised clinical trial of comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation versus usual care for patients treated for infective endocarditis--the CopenHeartIE trial protocol

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  • Trine Bernholdt Rasmussen
  • Ann-Dorthe Zwisler
  • Kirstine Lærum Sibilitz
  • Risom, Signe Stelling
  • Bundgård, Henning
  • Christian Gluud
  • Philip Moons
  • Per Winkel
  • Lau Caspar Thygesen
  • Jane Lindschou Hansen
  • Tone Merete Norekvål
  • Selina Kikkenborg Berg
  • CopenHeartIE Group
Infective endocarditis (IE) is among the most serious infectious diseases in the western world. Treatment requires lengthy hospitalisation, high-dosage antibiotic therapy and possible valve replacement surgery. Despite advances in treatment, the 1-year mortality remains at 20-40%. Studies indicate that patients experience persisting physical symptoms, diminished quality of life and difficulties returning to work up to a year postdischarge. No studies investigating the effects of rehabilitation have been published. We present the rationale and design of the CopenHeart(IE) trial, which investigates the effect of comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation versus usual care for patients treated for IE.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftB M J Open
Vol/bind2
Udgave nummer6
ISSN2044-6055
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2012

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