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It does not require an elderly observer to remember when patients with myocardial infarction were optimally treated by hospitalization in a rear ward room, for "peace and quiet," and if they survived the acute episode, kept at a sharply limited level of activity for several months "to allow time for scar healing." The last 20 years have seen a revolution in the theory and technique of management of acute coronary disease. Beginning with the first edition of this book in 1978, Drs. Wenger and Hellerstein have outlined a similar revolution in our approach to rehabilitation of the patient after an
Rehabilitation of the Coronary Patient.. Ann Intern Med. ;101:287. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-2-287_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(2):287.
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