Physical exercise training and coronary artery disease

Reviews in Health Care

View Publication Info
Field Value
Title Physical exercise training and coronary artery disease
Creator Höllriegel, Robert
Mangner, Norman
Schuler, Gerhard
Erbs, Sandra
Subject Internal Medicine; Cardiology
Physical exercise training; Coronary artery disease; Cardiovascular risk factors
Description Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of death worldwide, despite improvements in medical and interventional therapies. Based on many studies in large cohorts, regular physical exercise training plays a central and indispensable role in both the primary and secondary prevention of CAD. Exercise training was shown to improve blood pressure control, lipid profile, glucose control, and enhance weight loss in obese patients. Moreover, exercise training not only affects clinical symptoms, it reduces CAD mortality and morbidity in addition to dietary, pharmacological and interventional treatments. Different kinds of exercise training (aerobic, interval, resistance training) have been studied and all are feasible, well tolerated, and beneficial in patients with CAD. Therefore, exercise training has the highest recommendation class (I) and level of evidence (A) in the European guidelines for patients with coronary artery disease. Nonetheless, exercise training is underutilized in patients with cardiac diseases and only a minority of eligible patients is referred to a cardiac rehabilitation or structured exercise training program by their physician.
Publisher SEEd
Date 2013-07-15
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Narrative review
Format text/html
Source Reviews in Health Care; Vol 4, No 3 (2013); 175-191
Language eng

Rights Copyright (c) 2013 Seed

Contact Us

The PKP Index is an initiative of the Public Knowledge Project.

For PKP Publishing Services please use the PKP|PS contact form.

For support with PKP software we encourage users to consult our wiki for documentation and search our support forums.

For any other correspondence feel free to contact us using the PKP contact form.

Find Us


Copyright © 2015-2018 Simon Fraser University Library