Cognitive appraisal and cardiac risk reduction behavior following coronary angioplasty.


Clinicians express concern that because percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) is minimally invasive and yields rapid symptom relief, patients with successful PTCA may be too optimistic about their future health status, may no longer perceive heart disease as a threat to health, and thus, may view cardiac risk-reduction behaviors as… (More)


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