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Exercise and the heart. Good, benign, or evil?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1738734     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The risks and benefits of regular aerobic exercise have been studied extensively. Because of the potential risks, we believe that sedentary persons over age 40 who have cardiac risk factors, as well as patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), should have a complete physical examination and probably an exercise electrocardiogram before starting a vigorous exercise program. In general, however, regular exercise has proven to be extra-ordinarily safe and the theoretical and proven benefits appear to greatly outweigh the risks in most people, including those with CAD, those with severe left ventricular dysfunction, and the elderly.
C J Lavie; R V Milani; R W Squires; C Boykin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medicine     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0032-5481     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med     Publication Date:  1992 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-03-18     Completed Date:  1992-03-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401147     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  130-4, 143-50     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Exercise Testing Laboratory, Ochsner Medical Institutions, New Orleans.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Disease / prevention & control,  rehabilitation,  therapy*
Death, Sudden / etiology
Exercise Therapy

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