par Vandenbroucke, Gaël ;Brasseur, Lucien L.A.
Référence Acta cardiologica, 28, 5, page (508-518)
Publication Publié, 1973
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Rehabilitation of patients with acute myocardial infarction should start during hospitalization. Once the acute episode is over, the rehabilitation schematically includes 2 further stages. The second stage goes from the end of the 2nd mth after the acute episode to the end of the 5th mth: this period supposes a regular participation in a physical reconditioning program. The third stage is usually characterized by the return to full or part time employment, after the physical work capacity has been determined with a maximal exercise test. The physical training program should start at a low intensity; the severity of the exercises will be progressively increased according to the subjective reaction of the patients and the objective results of repeated exercise tests. Patients are trained in groups of 10 to 20 and attend 3 weekly sessions, of 40 to 60 min; heavy exercises performed with large muscle groups are separated by light exercise periods. The results are excellent from a physiological standpoint and have good psychological and socio economical effects.