Cardiology: Take It How Easy?

Every day hundreds of heart-attack survivors are given the same advice. "Learn to take it easy and you can still look forward to a long and productive life." But when the patient returns to the routines of normal living, the question remains: What is easy enough? Many, inspired perhaps by the example of the nation's two most famous heart patients, Lyndon B. Johnson and Dwight D. Eisenhower, try to do too much too soon, and end up back in the hospital with a second heart attack.

Every patient's safety margin is different, and at the Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, Dr....

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