Cardiac rehabilitation: a review of current developments.

  title={Cardiac rehabilitation: a review of current developments.},
  author={F J Donker},
  journal={Clinical psychology review},
  volume={20 7},
  • F J Donker
  • Published 2000 in Clinical psychology review
An overview is given of the current status of cardiac rehabilitation and its effects on morbidity and mortality. While there is an emphasis in most current programs upon physical exercise as an important autonomous risk factor for Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), there is at the same time a tendency in cardiac rehabilitation to go beyond mere physical exercise towards adding more multimodal psychoeducational modules in rehabilitation programs; those approaches are aimed at educating the patient… CONTINUE READING


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