Cardiac rehabilitation in the elderly.

Menezes A.R., Lavie C.J., Forman D.E., Arena R., Milani R.V. and Franklin B.A. (2014) Cardiac rehabilitation in the elderly.. Progress in cardiovascular diseases, 57 2: 152-159.

Author Menezes A.R.
Lavie C.J.
Forman D.E.
Arena R.
Milani R.V.
Franklin B.A.
Title Cardiac rehabilitation in the elderly.
Journal name Progress in cardiovascular diseases   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1873-1740
Publication date 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Open Access Status
Volume 57
Issue 2
Start page 152
End page 159
Total pages 8
Subject 2705 Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
Abstract Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. Advanced age is associated with a higher prevalence of CHD as well as increased morbidity and mortality. One key vulnerability relates to the fact that older individuals are generally among the least fit, least active cohort and at increased risk of complications after an acute cardiac event and/or major surgery. There is ample evidence to demonstrate the beneficial effects of exercised-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs on improving functional capacity and other indices of cardiovascular (CV) health. Although the predominant number of studies is in middle-aged patients, there is an escalating amount of new information that establishes the cardioprotective role of CR and, in particular, structured exercise therapy (ET) among the elderly. The present review summarizes the current data available regarding CR and ET and its salutary impact on today's growing population of older adults with CHD. Copyright
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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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