Psychological Approach to the Rehabilitation of Coronary Patients

International Society of Cardiology Scientific Council on Rehabilitation of Cardiac Patients

  • Editors
  • U. Stocksmeier
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. A. Hoffmann, B. Hajtman, I. Gara, I. Paal
    Pages 20-25
  3. D. Dorossiev, V. Paskova, Z. Zachariev
    Pages 26-31
  4. R. D. Johnson
    Pages 62-70
  5. Eleanor H. Bruce, Margaret K. Edwards, Richard Frederick, Robert A. Bruce, T. H. Holmes
    Pages 75-83
  6. H. D. Górlich, D. Langen
    Pages 108-113
  7. M. Stabl, H.-P. Thies, R. Schoberer
    Pages 114-117
  8. I. Wintner, J. J. Kellermann
    Pages 156-172

About these proceedings


The increasing frequency of coronary diseases, the still insufficient results of prevention have brought physicians to try to reduce as much as possible the con­ sequences of ischaemic heart disease. Coronary units and new treatments have some­ what reduced the dramatic complications of the acute phase; but after the latter, evil effects of the disease remain at the physiological, psychological and social level. It is the aim of rehabi~itation to analyze these problems, to reduce them or to solve them whenever possible. When this conception of "complete coronary care" took the lead, the necon­ ditioning effects of heart disease and of immobilization on physical conditi­ ons were emphasized: physical training programmes were prepared and their main lines and physiological effects are now fairly well known. But it was soon obvious that the psychological problems raised by the patient and his environment 'are equally important. Their approach is however much more difficult and their treatment particularly complex. So, the Council on Rehabilitation of the International Society of Cardiology is really grateful to Professor Dr. HALHUBER and Dr. Dr. STOCKSMEIER for giving the opportunity to specialists to discuss together this particular aspect of coronary disease. The discussions have been devoted to the methods of approaching the patient as well as to the therapeutic aspects and the role of psychologists in the rehabilitation programmes: some papers have been devoted also to the possible role of the personality as a risk factor in the development of the disease.


Coronary Patients Herzinfarkt Psychotherapie blood pressure cardiovascular electrocardiogram (ECG) heart heart rate prevention rehabilitation vascular disease

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-07721-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-81031-2
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