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Cardiac Rehabilitation 

Cardiac Rehabilitation
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Cardiac Rehabilitation
Author(s):

Stephan Gielen

, Alessandro Mezzani

, Rainer Hambrecht

, and Hugo Saner

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199566990.003.025
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date: 22 August 2019

While many of the sophisticated interventional techniques in cardiovascular medicine applied today are symptomatic therapies, cardiac rehabilitation (CR) offers a highly effective causative treatment of atherosclerotic coronary and peripheral disease. The lifestyle and risk factor modifications achieved by CR have been shown to halt disease progression, and to reduce cardiovascular mortality and the rate of non-fatal myocardial infarction in patients with stable coronary artery disease....

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