This section has a number of templates for both cardiac rehabilitation and heart failure (HF) that summarise the core topics for group education sessions. Group sessions have the advantage of facilitating social connections and allowing participants the opportunity to share and discuss issues.
While learning interests vary, diagnosis may influence topics of interest. Following an acute myocardial infarction (MI), patients tend to want practical information pertinent to survival such as risk factors, anatomy and physiology, medications and physical activity.[#scott-j-thompson-dr.-2003] Whereas patients with heart failure tend to want information related to long term management including signs and symptoms followed by prognosis, risk factors and medications.[#boyde-m-tuckett-a-peters-r-et-al.-2009]