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Self-Efficacy and Recovery from Heart Attack

Implications for a Social Cognitive Analysis of Exercise and Emotion
  • Craig K. Ewart
Part of the The Plenum Series in Social/Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)

Abstract

Coronary heart disease continues to be the leading health threat to citizens of developed nations; in the United States alone, diseases of the heart and vasculature cause over a half-million premature deaths annually while contributing to nearly as many cases of preventable disability (Gunby, 1992). One’s chances of surviving a heart attack (acute myocardial infarction, AMI) have increased in recent years due to important innovations in emergency and postcoronary care. Yet survivors still face disabling difficulties that most health care providers are ill-prepared to detect and poorly equipped to treat (Ben-Sira & Eliezer, 1990; Fontana, Kerns, Rosenberg, & Colonese, 1989).

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Exercise Training Heart Attack Aerobic Power Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Craig K. Ewart
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  1. 1.School of Public HealthJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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