This volume provides a scientifically-based text for clinical
psychologists and others engaged in the extended, non-medical care
of the patient recovering from myocardial infarction. The first
chapter provides an overview of the patho-physiology and
distribution of myocardial infarction for those not trained in
medicine, and subsequent chapters go on to discuss outcomes and
their determinants after heart attack. Emphasis is placed on
emotional and behavioral responses to myocardial infarction since
the book adopts the view that these play important roles in
determining patterns of cardiological, occupational, and social
outcomes. The book then proceeds to a systematic coverage of those
areas where behavior has been empirically shown to influence
outcome, and of the literature documenting the modification of
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