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The care of the coronary patient is a multifaceted and complex task that must take into account physical and emotional states and consequences when choosing therapy and rehabilitation. The value of a multidisciplinary health care team that can address the patient's medical, psychological, and exercise and nutritional needs for appropriate short- and long-term recovery is well recognized. Unless the patient is enrolled in a well-supervised cardiac rehabilitation program, however, the primary care physician or internist often has much of the responsibility in ensuring that these needs are met.
The author provides a well-organized and informative view of the major issues
The Longterm Care of the Coronary Patient. Ann Intern Med. ;117:539–540. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-117-6-539_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(6):539-540.
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