Early Mobilization After Myocardial Infarction: Historical Perspective and Critical Appraisal

  • Nanette Kass Wenger
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 4)


The current pattern of care for the patient with myocardial infarction, particularly the patient with an uncomplicated or minimally complicated clinical course, is characterized by an abbreviation of the period at bed rest, by a decrease in imposed activity restriction and invalidism with an earlier resumption of physical activity, and by earlier discharge from the hospital for appropriately selected individuals. Indeed, early ambulation and early hospital dismissal commonly go hand in hand, the former enabling the latter to occur.


Myocardial Infarction Acute Myocardial Infarction Early Mobilization Coronary Care Unit Early Ambulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nanette Kass Wenger
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  1. 1.Emory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA

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