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Global fatigue 2 months post-myocardial infarction (MI) may indicate those at highest risk for fatigue at 4 months post-MI.
Fatigue 2 months post-MI is associated with increased stress, breathlessness and ineffective coping, but not with sleep quality nor with depression.
Measuring fatigue post-MI is important, as fatigue is a major barrier to physical activity.
Fredriksson-Larsson and colleagues address an important symptom, fatigue, in the post-MI period. Typically, this time period is when physiological recovery and pharmacological …
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