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Cardiac Rehab Centers Closing over Funding Issues

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Cardiac Rehab Centers Closing over Funding Issues

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Cardiac Rehab Centers Closing over Funding Issues

Cardiac Rehab Centers Closing over Funding Issues

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Hospitals are increasingly closing cardiac rehabilitation centers, reacting to uncertainty over how to pay for treatments. Despite proof that physical therapy and counseling improve survival rates after a heart attack, only one-third of patients receive it. NPR's Patricia Neighmond reports.