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DISABILITY IN MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION
Disability in Myocardial Infarction is due to:
Psychological distress is a well-recognized comorbidity of a myocardial infarction and may initiate a vicious cycle for the patient, delaying or complicating recovery.
Clinical depression is well recognized after an AMI.
Numerous studies have shown a direct negative correlation between the severity of the Ml and return to work.
Increased hospital stay after myocardial infarction has subsequently been correlated with decreased return-to-work rates.
A direct intervention by cardiac rehabilitation programs has been shown in some studies to increase the percentage of patients returning to work and remaining at work long-term.