Medicine: Work & the Heart

What does work do to the heart? Does mental or physical exertion have the greater effect? And what about hearts weakened by disease? In a search for up-to-date answers to these questions—matters of life and death to increasing numbers (mostly men) in highly developed countries—Western Reserve University held a postgraduate course for physicians in Cleveland last week. The consensus: work is good for the heart; physical work is best; and most heart-disease victims should be trained to do more of it.

"If we start with a healthy heart," said Boston's Dr. Paul Dudley...

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