Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Describe the nature, causes, and major risk factors of one of the major diseases of the cardiovascular system, coronary heart disease (CHD)
  • Discuss the psychosocial issues of living with CHD, caring for someone with CHD
  • Understand how interventions are designed and tested
  • Understand research on cardiac rehabilitation for MI and angina patients and the results of recent meta-analyses