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Exercise in valvular heart disease: risks and benefits.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21545930     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Valvular heart disease (VHD) carries documented risks for active individuals. At the same time, many individuals with intermediate degrees of valve disease can safely exercise and even participate in competitive athletics. Unfortunately for clinicians caring for these patients, data are scarce. Understanding the pathophysiology and natural history of VHD is key to applying consensus guidelines and making recommendations to individual patients. Careful physical examination and appropriate imaging studies will identify patients at risk; most will require serial evaluation but can exercise and participate in sports as desired. When symptoms develop, prompt treatment of severe, symptomatic disease and intensive cardiac rehabilitation as well as continued surveillance after surgical treatment will maximize the functional ability of active individuals with VHD.
Matthew W Parker; Paul D Thompson
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:  437-46     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT 06030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Disease Progression
Exercise / physiology*
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Heart Valve Diseases* / epidemiology,  physiopathology,  rehabilitation
Morbidity / trends
Risk Factors
United States / epidemiology

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