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Cardiac rehabilitation in a family practice setting.
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PMID:  6243689     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In January 1978, a cardiac rehabilitation program was begun at Fort Ord, California. The program is unique in being designed and run by family physicians. In the Medical Intensive Care Unit, the patient with a myocardial infarction is started on a graduated exercise program and a structured course concerning heart disease. Eight weeks after the infarction, the patient is asked to join an out-patient exercise class meeting three times a week. The patient's progress is followed by serial treadmill and blood tests. After training for six months, the patients have shown an increase in exercise tolerance and a decrease in incidence of readmission for cardiac disease. Most importantly, the patients have become actively involved in their own treatment.
T W Rucker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of family practice     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0094-3509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Fam Pract     Publication Date:  1980 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-04-25     Completed Date:  1980-04-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502590     Medline TA:  J Fam Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  407-14     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Care Units
Exercise Therapy
Family Practice*
Myocardial Infarction / physiopathology,  rehabilitation*
Patient Compliance
Physical Fitness
Rehabilitation Centers*

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