Resumption of Employment Following Myocardial Infarction

  • M. Stewart
  • F. Gregor
Conference paper
Part of the Health Systems Research book series (HEALTH)


Individuals who have experienced a myocardial infarction (MI) account for the largest component (48%) of all hospitalization costs and foregone earnings due to cardiac disease (Cretin 1977). Early return to full employment and premorbid activity level should be the focus of cost-effective rehabilitative programs. Yet the economic benefits of vocational rehabilitation have not been directly researched. Therefore, issues of import regarding activity after MI include the timing of ambulation, discharge and return to work.


Acute Myocardial Infarction Cardiac Rehabilitation Early Discharge Early Mobilization Vocational Rehabilitation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Stewart
    • 1
  • F. Gregor
    • 1
  1. 1.School of NursingDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada

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