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Can We Improve the Prognosis of Coronary Heart Disease?

  • J. J. Kellermann
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Abstract

Atherosclerosis starts at an early age and while the atherosclerotic process has been shown to be reversible in vitro and in animal studies, the final evidence of the reversibility in humans is still lacking and the data on the regression in humans are difficult to interpret. The pathogenesis of atherosclerosis as the cause of coronary artery disease is still uncertain. Those who believe that the reversal of hyperlipidemic conditions may cause a regression of the atherosclerotic state, must consider the fact that atherosclerosis in humans may be due to a multiplicity of causes and not just to hypercholesterolemia, as in the experimental atherosclerosis induced in animals.

Keywords

Coronary Heart Disease Cardiac Rehabilitation Coronary Patient Risk Factor Modification Rehabilitation Group 
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