Dr. Barry Franklin, director of the cardiac rehabilitation and exercise laboratories at William Beaumont Hospital in Detroit, holds adjunct faculty appointments as, among others, clinical professor of exercise science at Oakland University and professor of physiology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

In light of the tremendous amounts employers spend on the treatment and lost productivity associated with heart attacks, Dr. Franklin details for EBN readers the most effective and cost-saving cardiac rehab methods — as well as keeping workers from becoming patients again. Cardiovascular disease remains the top killer of Americans and its annual cost is expected to approach $1 trillion in 20 to 25 years.

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