Determinants of Vocational Rehabilitation

  • V. Carstens
  • C. Röger
  • H. Schmitz
  • D. W. Behrenbeck
  • H. Dalichau
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In patients with coronary artery disease and angina pectoris, aortocoronary bypass surgery has gained widespread acceptance due to the dramatic relief of pain experienced by most patients [4, 5, 10]. Theoretically this improvement in pain should have a positive impact on employment. However, despite relief of symptoms, patients who have undergone coronary artery bypass grafting generally have an overall reduction in employment from preoperative levels [4, 6, 8, 11, 14, 16].


Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Coronary Artery Bypass Physical Worker Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Vocational Rehabilitation 
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  • V. Carstens
  • C. Röger
  • H. Schmitz
  • D. W. Behrenbeck
  • H. Dalichau

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