Return to Work After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Psychosocial and Economic Aspects

  • Paul J. Walter
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Return to Work After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: Incidence and Main Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. J. Anderson, J. J. Barboriak, R. G. Hoffmann, D. C. Mullen, J. A. Walker
      Pages 3-12
    3. H. H. Bentall
      Pages 13-18
    4. I. K. Crosby, J. Chiang, S. Jordan, R. L. Mentzer Jr., I. L. Kron, D. L. Kaiser et al.
      Pages 19-29
    5. H. O. Vetter, H. Hofmann, K. Glonner, A. Neiss, B. Reichart, W. Klinner
      Pages 30-37
    6. R. W. Hacker, H. Riedl, I. Guggenmoos-Holzmann, M. Torka
      Pages 38-45
    7. M. E. Rothlin, R. Sieber, Å. Senning
      Pages 46-49
    8. M. Welsch, G. Bergmann, D. Mayer, H. C. Mehmel, W. Saggau, W. Schmitz
      Pages 50-57
    9. A. Oberman
      Pages 58-59
    10. S. Nitter-Hauge, T. Frøysaker, S. Simonsen
      Pages 76-84
    11. V. Carstens, C. Röger, H. Schmitz, D. W. Behrenbeck, H. Dalichau
      Pages 85-92
    12. H. Gohlke, K. Schnellbacher, H. Steinrücken, L. Samek, H. Roskamm
      Pages 102-107
    13. P. Sergeant, E. Lesaffre, W. Flameng, R. Suy
      Pages 108-111
    14. H. Magometschnigg, W. Klepetko, S. Hanna, E. Domanig
      Pages 112-114
    15. Z. Hymowitz, D. Stein, T. Troudart, A. K. DeNour, J. Borman, A. Appelbaum et al.
      Pages 115-120
    16. K. E. Hammermeister
      Pages 121-122
  3. Return to Work After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in Comparison to Heart Valve Replacement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. P. J. Walter, B. Ibe, M. Gottwik
      Pages 125-133
  4. Return to Work After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in Comparison to Medical Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. A. Oberman, C. Fisher, L. Maynard, S. M. Mullin, E. D. Charles Jr., F. Tristani
      Pages 137-147
    3. J. Jehle, P. Grossmann, L. Kampa, M. Kloke, A. Krian, F. Loogen
      Pages 155-162
  5. Return to Work After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in Comparison to Coronary Angioplasty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. B. Meier, V. Chaves, L. v. Segesser, B. Faidutti, W. Rutishauser
      Pages 171-176
    3. C. Vallbracht, G. Kober, D. Scherer, M. Kaltenbach
      Pages 177-182
    4. F. Boulay, P. David, P. R. David, M. G. Bourassa
      Pages 183-190
    5. C. Coustry-Degré, E. Stoupel, P. Vandermoten, J. L. Leclerc, J. Struyven, S. Degré
      Pages 191-192
    6. P. G. Hugenholtz
      Pages 193-200
  6. Psychosocial and Behavioral Aspects of Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. M. C. Gutmann, D. N. Knapp, M. L. Pollock
      Pages 209-213
    3. A. E. Willner, C. J. Rabiner
      Pages 214-218
    4. H.-J. Meffert, A. Boll, G. Huse-Kleinstoll, F. Lempp, G. Rodewald, H. Speidel
      Pages 219-223
    5. D. S. Kornfeld, S. S. Heller, K. A. Frank, S. N. Wilson, J. R. Malm
      Pages 224-234
    6. M. Benyakar, S. Mibashan, L. Levinsky, C. Rosemberg, Y. Fuchs, M. J. Levy
      Pages 235-245
    7. G. Bergmann, M. Welsch, W. Saggau, H. Ferner
      Pages 257-264
    8. A. Boll, J. Koch, A. Sheikhzadeh, P. Thoran, A.-F. Langbehn
      Pages 265-272
    9. M. Halhuber
      Pages 273-274
    10. D. S. Kornfeld
      Pages 275-276
  7. Economic Considerations: Costs of Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. P. Kalmár, M.-J. Polonius, K.-J. Hahn, I. Radtke, G. Rodewald
      Pages 285-291
    3. W. J. Keon, S. C. Menzies, C. M. Lay
      Pages 292-298
    4. W. B. Stason, M. C. Weinstein
      Pages 299-306

About these proceedings


When I gave a presentation on return to work after heart valve replacement at the Tenth Congress of the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in 1981, I was surprised by the relatively low level of interest that cardiac surgeons seemed to have in this subject. This stimulated me to intensify my research in this area and to extend it to patients with coron­ ary heart disease. Obviously, physiological and mechanical aspects of medical treatment are of special interest to the surgeon. For the majority of cardiac surgical patients, that is those with coronary heart disease, the technical problems of the operative procedure have been solved to a great extent. Many studies have demonstrated that, aside from reduction of symptoms, aortocoronary bypass operation can lead to improvement of cardiac performance un­ der stress conditions. However in spite of the technical solutions to hemodynamic problems, it has become very clear that the reintegration of patients into their social sphere has not been accomplished to the extent that might be expected, as exempli­ fied by the relatively low rate of postoperative return to work.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Paul J. Walter
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryUniversity Hospital AntwerpAntwerp-EdegemBelgium

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-69857-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-69855-2
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