Exercise training and cardiac rehabilitation in primary and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease

Lavie, Carl J., Thomas, Randal J., Squires, Ray W., Allison, Thomas G. and Milani, Richard V. (2009) Exercise training and cardiac rehabilitation in primary and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 84 4: 373-383. doi:10.4065/84.4.373


Author Lavie, Carl J.
Thomas, Randal J.
Squires, Ray W.
Allison, Thomas G.
Milani, Richard V.
Title Exercise training and cardiac rehabilitation in primary and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease
Journal name Mayo Clinic Proceedings   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-6196
1942-5546
Publication date 2009-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.4065/84.4.373
Volume 84
Issue 4
Start page 373
End page 383
Total pages 11
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract Substantial data have established a sedentary lifestyle as a major modifiable risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD). Increased levels of physical activity, exercise training, and overall cardiorespiratory fitness have provided protection in the primary and secondary prevention of CHD. This review surveys data from observational studies supporting the benefits of physical activity, exercise training, and overall cardiorespiratory fitness in primary prevention. Clearly, cardiac rehabilitation/secondary prevention (CRSP) programs have been greatly underused by patients with CHD. We review the benefits of CRSP programs on CHD risk factors, psychological factors, and overall CHD morbidity and mortality. These data support the routine referral of patients with CHD to CRSP programs. Patients should be vigorously encouraged to attend these programs.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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