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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Stephan Gielen, Alessandro Mezzani, Rainer Hambrecht and Hugo Saner

in The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine

Second edition

Published on behalf of © European Society of Cardiology

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780199566990
Published online August 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199572854 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199566990.003.025
Cardiac                   Rehabilitation

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While many of the sophisticated interventional techniques in cardiovascular medicine applied today are symptomatic therapies, cardiac rehabilitation (CR) offers a highly effective causative treatment of atherosclerotic coronary and peripheral disease. The lifestyle and risk factor modifications achieved by CR have been shown to halt disease progression, and to reduce cardiovascular mortality and the rate of non-fatal myocardial infarction in patients with stable coronary artery disease....

Chapter.  22961 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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