Psychological Factors Involved in Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • I. Wintner
  • J. J. Kellermann
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Abstract

Several reports have indicated that the rate of coronary heart disease has been increasing rapidly in most countries in recent years (37,53) and nowadays it is the major cause of death in developed countries. Further evidence seems to prove that the number of young people affected by coronary heart disease is growing yearly, the patients becoming physical and/or psychological invalids, burdened by serious socio-economic setbacks.

Keywords

Cholesterol Fatigue Depression Income Immobilization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Wintner
    • 1
  • J. J. Kellermann
    • 1
  1. 1.The Cardiac Evaluation and Rehabilitation InstituteChaim Sheba Medical CenterTel HashomaIsrael

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