The spouse: a factor in recovery after acute myocardial infarction.

  title={The spouse: a factor in recovery after acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Erik Beach and Bill Maloney and A R Plocica and Sol Sherry and Michael Weaver and L Luthringer and Sonja Utz},
  journal={Heart & lung : the journal of critical care},
  volume={21 1},
Literature supports the concept that the response of a patient's spouse influences the recovery process of a patient after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI). This was a 6-month, longitudinal, descriptive study of 17 married couples in which one of the pair experienced his or her first AMI. The study examined the question: "Is there a relationship between the spouse's social support, family stress, marital satisfaction, and sexual comfort and the patient's recovery after AMI?" Data were… CONTINUE READING

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