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Long-Term Results of Coronary Rehabilitation: Rationale, Implementation and Significance of Programs

  • Nanette K. Wenger


Rehabilitative programs are based on the concept that many patients with symptomatic coronary disease can and should return to a productive and active life. In the United States, particularly during the past decade, this rehabilitative approach has been progressively incorporated into traditional medical care. Because rehabilitation should begin at the onset of the acute illness and continue during the long-term care of the patient, the primary physician has a pivotal role in initiating and coordinating rehabilitative efforts.


Exercise Training Early Ambulation Coronary Collateral Circulation Rehabilitative Approach Coronary Atherosclerotic Heart Disease 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nanette K. Wenger
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of MedicineEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Cardiac ClinicsGrady Memorial HospitalAtlantaUSA

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