Cardiac Rehabilitation — an Edinburgh Experience with Implications for Clinical Psychology

  • Nicola A. Stuckey


The heart has had historic associations with the psyche for a long time. The heart is still considered to be the seat of emotions as reflected by expressions such as: “He really took what I said to heart” and “Let’s have a heart to heart chat”. In recent years, the role of stress has received much attention in terms of its place as a primary risk factor in the genesis of heart disease. This research has concentrated on two main areas: life events and Type A personality.


Heart Attack Rehabilitation Programme Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinical Psychologist Medical Ward 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicola A. Stuckey
    • 1
  1. 1.Rehabilitation UnitAstley Ainslie HospitalEdinburghScotland

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