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Cardiac rehabilitation and exercise training in secondary coronary heart disease prevention.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21545925     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Substantial evidence indicates that increased levels of physical activity, exercise training, and overall cardiorespiratory fitness provide protection in primary and secondary coronary heart disease (CHD) prevention. Clearly, cardiac rehabilitation and exercise training (CRET) programs have been greatly underused in patients with CHD. We review the benefits of formal CRET programs on CHD risk factors including exercise capacity, obesity indices, plasma lipids, inflammation, and psychosocial stress as well as overall morbidity and mortality. These data support the fact that patients with CHD, especially after major CHD events, need routine referral to CRET programs; and patients should be vigorously encouraged to attend these valuable programs.
Carl J Lavie; Richard V Milani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Progress in cardiovascular diseases     Volume:  53     ISSN:  1873-1740     ISO Abbreviation:  Prog Cardiovasc Dis     Publication Date:    2011 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-06     Completed Date:  2011-07-19     Revised Date:  2013-05-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376442     Medline TA:  Prog Cardiovasc Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  397-403     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, Ochsner Clinical School-The University of Queensland School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70121, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Disease / prevention & control,  rehabilitation*
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Physical Fitness / physiology*
Secondary Prevention / methods*

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