Medically directed at-home rehabilitation soon after clinically uncomplicated acute myocardial infarction: a new model for patient care.

@article{Debusk1985MedicallyDA,
  title={Medically directed at-home rehabilitation soon after clinically uncomplicated acute myocardial infarction: a new model for patient care.},
  author={Robert F Debusk and William L. Haskell and Nancy Houston Miller and Kathleen Berra and Craig B Taylor and Walter E. Berger and Helen Lew},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={55 4},
  pages={251-7}
}
Medically directed at-home rehabilitation was compared with group rehabilitation which began 3 weeks after clinically uncomplicated acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in 127 men, mean age 53 +/- 7 years. Between 3 and 26 weeks after AMI, adherence to individually prescribed exercise was equally high (at least 71%), the increase in functional capacity equally large (1.8 +/- 1.0 METs) and nonfatal reinfarction and dropout rates equally low (both 3% or less) in the 66 men randomized to home… CONTINUE READING

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