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Working capacity after myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  3243298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The study presents data regarding the functional assessment and prognosis of acute myocardial infarction survivors resident in Prague 4 and an industrial region in north Bohemia. No demonstrable differences between the incidence of myocardial infarction in various professions were found. Acute myocardial infarction occurred in 0.52-0.73% of the total number of workers enrolled in the study. Rehabilitation programmes succeeded in significantly increasing working tolerance, overall performance, and in decreasing the heart rate/blood pressure index within the first six months after acute myocardial infarction. In patients resuming their original jobs, all these parameters were substantially more favourable than in those not seeking re-employment. Prognosis was assessed in 1072 patients. The 10-year mortality was 52.1%. Of the survivors, 30% of patients returned to work, and 24% and 46% remained in partial and full-time retirement, respectively.
J Fabián; J Ulrich; I Stolz; M Janota
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European heart journal     Volume:  9 Suppl L     ISSN:  0195-668X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. Heart J.     Publication Date:  1988 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-05-26     Completed Date:  1989-05-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006263     Medline TA:  Eur Heart J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  40-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, CSSR.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / rehabilitation*
Work Capacity Evaluation
Work Schedule Tolerance*

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