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Heart Disease and Rehabilitation

Albert Z. Kattus, MD
JAMA. 1980;244(24):2769-2770. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03310240061033.
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This is a big book, divided into eight chapters and containing 44 articles by a distinguished group of authors—all adding up to a comprehensive work on the current state of cardiac rehabilitation in the United States, Canada, and Sweden.

The book is a treasure of current information on the technical aspects of the rehabilitation process as practiced by some of the most eminent experts in the field. In addition, the underlying processes of heart disease are examined in detail with reference to their susceptibility to modification by rehabilitative measures. Thus, the epidemiologic, physiological, and therapeutic aspects of heart disease are extensively treated as the underpinnings of the rehabilitative process.

Experimental and intervention studies on coronary risk-factor modification are described and their implications for the rehabilitation concept are analyzed realistically.

Problems of financing are analyzed from the point of view of third-party insurers. The unanswered questions of whether the present procedures

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