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Exercise training in coronary artery disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2884035     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Physical training using dynamic, nonisometric exercise can increase physical endurance and decrease cardiac work load of submaximal exertion. This is true for people with coronary artery disease and for normal individuals, and it may also be true for those with selected other cardiac diseases. Effective training should involve exercise at between 70 and 85 per cent of predicted maximal heart rate for 15 to 20 minutes or more at least three times a week. An exercise prescription should be written on the basis of individual patient needs and limitations and utilizing an exercise electrocardiogram test. Medically supervised exercise programs allow physical training for patients with heart disease to be conducted safely and efficiently. The effect of training in coronary disease patients is primarily attributable to increased efficiency of peripheral musculature and circulation; how much true cardiac adaptation results is variable. Training improves psychologic outlook, probably reduces selected risk factors for coronary disease, and may improve longevity.
L Laslett; L Paumer; E A Amsterdam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology clinics     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0733-8651     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Clin     Publication Date:  1987 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-07-08     Completed Date:  1987-07-08     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300331     Medline TA:  Cardiol Clin     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  211-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists / pharmacology
Coronary Disease / physiopathology,  rehabilitation*
Exercise Therapy*
Myocardium / metabolism
Oxygen Consumption
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenergic beta-Antagonists

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