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The impact of coronary heart disease on life and work 

The impact of coronary heart disease on life and work
The impact of coronary heart disease on life and work

Michael C. Petch



This chapter has been retired and will not be updated further. The subject matter of this chapter is to be found in chapters 16.13.4, 16.13.5, 16.13.6, and 16.13.7 of this online update.

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date: 24 September 2021

Coronary heart disease is common and lethal: these facts are well known and have a profound influence on attitudes of victims and others—their families, friends, and employers.

The presence of heart failure and/or significant areas of cardiac ischaemia is the principal determinant of prognosis, and can be best judged by history, examination, and noninvasive testing, with common sense and experience being the best tools for assessing an individual’s fitness to resume life and work following the development of coronary heart disease....

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