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BMC Cardiovascular Disorders

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Randomised controlled trial of a secondary prevention program for myocardial infarction patients ('ProActive Heart'): study protocol

  • Anna L Hawkes1, 2, 3Email author,
  • John Atherton4, 5,
  • C Barr Taylor6,
  • Paul Scuffham7,
  • Kathy Eadie8,
  • Nancy Houston Miller9 and
  • Brian Oldenburg8
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders20099:16

Received: 09 March 2009

Accepted: 09 May 2009

Published: 09 May 2009

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9 Mar 2009 Submitted Original manuscript
7 Apr 2009 Author responded Author comments - Anna Hawkes
Resubmission - Version 2
7 Apr 2009 Submitted Manuscript version 2
9 May 2009 Editorially accepted
9 May 2009 Article published 10.1186/1471-2261-9-16

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Authors’ Affiliations

Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, Cancer Council Queensland
Griffith Psychological Health Research Centre, Griffith University
School of Public Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Queensland Health
Department of Medicine, University of Queensland
Department of Psychology, Stanford University
School of Medicine, Griffith University
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
Stanford Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, Stanford University