Some Aspects of the Return to Work After Myocardial Infarction

  • K. Undeutsch
  • C. Halhuber
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Myocardial infarction rehabilitation today consists of medical treatment as well as of psychosocial care. Rehabilitation is intended to compensate irreparable consequences by still present functions of the organism. Rehabilitation comprises all somatic and psychosocial endeavours to preserve for the person, afflicted with a chronic heart disease, the same position within society that he occupied before his affliction. Problems of keeping his job, of being re-employed, of modification of the work-load and, finally, of being retired and how to cope with it, are of the greatest importance for those endeavours.


Cardial Infarction Occupational Health Service Rehabilitation Clinic Psychosocial Care Coronary Surgery 
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