Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a cornerstone in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation has obtained the highest class of recommendation and the level of evidence for the treatment of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, after myocardial revascularization, with chronic coronary syndromes, and in patients with heart failure (HF). Comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation should be implemented as soon as possible, be multi-phasic, and adjusted to the individual needs of the patient. CR is still suboptimally used, and many cardiac centers do not have such services (2). The provision of CR services should be based on standards and key performance indicators, and guidelines containing a minimum standard of cardiac rehabilitation utilization should be published to improve the quality of the CR program. This document presents an expert opinion that summarizes the current medical knowledge concerning the goals, target population, organization, clinical indications, and implementation methods of the CR program in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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