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Cardiovascular effects of an exercise program: a controlled study among firemen.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6886866     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twenty-seven firemen were divided into three groups. Group a performed one hour of unsupervised exercise three to four times per week. Group C performed similar but supervised exercise, and group B had no exercise program. After 12 weeks group A showed an average increase of 19% in maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 max); group C, an average increase of 20%; and group B, an average decrease of 2%. One-minute postalarm heart rates showed a correlation with VO2 max (p = 15). A serious cardiac arrhythmia was found in the oldest fireman. Careful physical screening followed by an on-the-job exercise program increases aerobic reserve. We suggest that postalarm tachycardia is dampened. This may lessen the risk of heart disease occurring in the postalarm period.
J S Puterbaugh; C H Lawyer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of occupational medicine. : official publication of the Industrial Medical Association     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0096-1736     ISO Abbreviation:  J Occup Med     Publication Date:  1983 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-10-28     Completed Date:  1983-10-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502807     Medline TA:  J Occup Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  581-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Disease / prevention & control*
Heart Rate*
Middle Aged
Occupational Diseases / prevention & control*
Oxygen / physiology
Physical Fitness*
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