Clinical characteristics and course of patients with diabetes entering cardiac rehabilitation

Francesco Giallauria, Francesco Fattirolli, Roberto Tramarin, Marco Ambrosetti, Raffaele Griffo, Carmine Riccio, Stefania De Feo, Massimo Francesco Piepoli, Carlo Vigorito

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Background: Using data from the Italian SurveY on carDiac rEhabilitation (ISYDE-2008), this study provides insight into the level of implementation of Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) in patients with diabetes. Methods: Data from 165 CR units were collected online from January 28th to February 10th, 2008. Results: The study cohort consisted of 2281 patients (66.9. ±. 12 yrs); 475 (69.7. ±. 10 yrs, 74% male) patients with diabetes and 1806 (66.2. ±. 12 yrs, 72% male) non-diabetic patients. Compared to non-diabetic patients, patients with diabetes were older and showed more comorbidity [myocardial infarction (32% vs. 19%, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-272
Number of pages6
JournalDiabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2015


  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing
  • Chronic heart failure
  • Diabetes
  • Exercise training
  • Myocardial infarction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Medicine(all)


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