Chapter 15. Physical Activity and Exercise in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Rehabilitation

  1. Salim Yusuf DPhil, FRCPC, FRSC Research Chair Professor of Medicine Director Vice President Research1,2,3,
  2. John A Cairns MD, FRCPC Professor of Medicine Former Dean4,
  3. A John Camm MD British Heart Foundation Professor Head of Cardiac5,
  4. Ernest L Fallen MD, FRCPC Professor Emeritus6 and
  5. Bernard J Gersh MB, ChB, DPhil Consultant Professor of Medicine7
  1. Ray W Squires PhD Professor of Medicine

Published Online: 21 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444309768.ch15

Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition

Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Squires, R. W. (2009) Physical Activity and Exercise in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Rehabilitation, in Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition (eds S. Yusuf, J. A. Cairns, A. J. Camm, E. L. Fallen and B. J. Gersh), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444309768.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 1

    McMaster University, Canada

  2. 2

    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Canada

  3. 3

    Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  4. 4

    Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  5. 5

    St George's University of London, London, UK

  6. 6

    McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  7. 7

    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA

Author Information

  1. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 13 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405159258

Online ISBN: 9781444309768

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Keywords:

  • physical activity and exercise - CVD prevention and rehabilitation;
  • sedentary lifestyle - modifiable coronary risk factor;
  • cardiorespiratory fitness - inversely related with cardiovascular risk;
  • cardiovascular endpoints - cardiac death, non-fatal myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure;
  • exercise training - improving exercise capacity and symptoms;
  • acute exertion - triggering cardiac event in susceptible individual

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Observational studies in the prevention of coronary heart disease

  • Cardiorespiratory fitness and coronary death

  • Exercise training in established coronary disease

  • Exercise training in chronic heart failure

  • Risks during acute exercise

  • How does habitual exercise decrease coronary risk?

  • Recommendations for types and amounts of physical activity and exercise for patients with cardiovascular diseases

  • Conclusion

  • References