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Cardiac rehabilitation

Andrew A. McCleod

in Acute Coronary Syndromes

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199543496
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607198 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199543496.003.0008

Series: Oxford Cardiology Library

Cardiac rehabilitation

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Is a vital component of complete cardiac care. Without Cardiac Rehabilitation the benefits of expensive modern therapy such as coronary stenting may not last. Should involve the patient as an important manager of their own care. Is multi-component, including drug therapy, specialized advice and support. Includes exercise if at all possible because of proven benefits which may include molecular remodelling in diseased arteries.

Chapter.  3503 words. 

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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