Effects of cardiac rehabilitation and exercise programs on exercise capacity, coronary risk factors, behavior, and quality of life in patients with coronary artery disease

Maines, Timothy Y., Lavie, Carl J., Milani, Richard V., Cassidy, Mark M., Gilliland, Yvonne E. and Murgo, Joseph P. (1997). Effects of cardiac rehabilitation and exercise programs on exercise capacity, coronary risk factors, behavior, and quality of life in patients with coronary artery disease. In: American-College-of-Physicians Meeting, San Francisco, CA, United States, (43-49). APril 1996.

Author Maines, Timothy Y.
Lavie, Carl J.
Milani, Richard V.
Cassidy, Mark M.
Gilliland, Yvonne E.
Murgo, Joseph P.
Title of paper Effects of cardiac rehabilitation and exercise programs on exercise capacity, coronary risk factors, behavior, and quality of life in patients with coronary artery disease
Conference name American-College-of-Physicians Meeting
Conference location San Francisco, CA, United States
Conference dates APril 1996
Journal name Southern Medical Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Year 1997
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISSN 0038-4348
1541-8243
Volume 90
Issue 1
Start page 43
End page 49
Total pages 6
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Previous studies have indicated the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation programs after major coronary artery disease (CAD) events. We studied 591 consecutive patients from two academic institutions before and after completion of a cardiac rehabilitation and exercise training program to determine the effects of this therapy on exercise capacity, indices of obesity, plasma lipid values, behavioral characteristics, and quality of life parameters. After cardiac rehabilitation, statistically significant improvements occurred in exercise capacity (+33%), percent body fat (4%), body mass index (-1%), HDL-C (+5%), triglycerides (-9%), LDL-C/HDL-C (-6%), anxiety score (-39%), depression score (-35%), somatization score (-37%), and in all parameters of quality of life studied (total +14%). These data further support the ability of cardiac rehabilitation and exercise training programs to improve exercise capacity, plasma lipid values, obesity indices, behavioral characteristics, and quality of life parameters in a large cohort of patients who have had major CAD events.
Keyword Cardiac rehabilitation
Coronary artery disease
Exercise
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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