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Frontiers in Medical Science Research, 2023, 5(12); doi: 10.25236/FMSR.2023.051203.

Fear of Movement in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease: A Comprehensive Review


Ting Wang1, Yanrui Ren1, Dongling Yang2

Corresponding Author:
Yanrui Ren

1The First Affiliated Hospital of Yangtze University, Jingzhou, China

2The First Affiliated Hospital of Yangtze University, Jingzhou, China


Cardiovascular disease (CVD)is a leading cause of death worldwide. Coronary heart disease (CHD), the most common type of CVD, is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. With the advancement of modern medicine, the survival rate and early prognosis of patients with CHD have been greatly improved, but long-term prognosis and quality of life still depend on secondary prevention.Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation is a crucial intervention for the secondary prevention in patients with CHD, with benefits including improved physical condition, recovery from illness, improved drug treatment efficacy, enhanced immunity, lipid regulation, and improved myocardial blood supply and cardiac function. However, the prevalence of fear of movement in patients with CHD is high, which is an important factor affecting patient adherence to exercise and rehabilitation outcomes.This review summarizes the prevalence, influencing factors, and intervention measures in patients with CHD, to provide a reference for improving patient adherence to exercise and rehabilitation outcomes.


coronary heart diseases, fear of movement, Cardiac rehabilitation

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Ting Wang, Yanrui Ren, Dongling Yang. Fear of Movement in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease: A Comprehensive Review. Frontiers in Medical Science Research (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 12: 26-35. https://doi.org/10.25236/FMSR.2023.051203.


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