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Title: Cardiac rehabilitation
Authors: Zerafa, Stephanie Marie
Mallia, Charmaine
Keywords: Heart -- Diseases -- Patients -- Rehabilitation
Exercise therapy
Issue Date: 2005-11
Publisher: Medical Portals Ltd.
Citation: Zerafa, S. M., & Mallia, C. (2005). Cardiac rehabilitation. The Synapse : the Medical Professionals' Network, 4, 11-14.
Abstract: The relative importance of physical activity for patients with so called " disorders of the chest" was noted some two hundred years ago. Heberden (In 1772), Heberden published a report in which he described a six- month exercise programme for one of his male patients, who had a diagnosed chest disorder. The programme consisted of 30 minutes of daily sewing activity. In 1799, Parry independently noted the beneficial effects of physical activity in his patients who suffered from chest pain. However, in 1912, Herrich expressed concern regarding physical exertion and the increased risks that it brought along with it. This precipitated the adoption of a conservative treatment approach in which patients were kept in bed for six to eight weeks post myocardial infarction (MI) (Certo, 1985).
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