5 questions about exercise and cardiovascular health

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Cardiology Consultant


It is well known that exercise can reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and improve overall health. But what types of exercise are appropriate for patients at each stage of CVD risk?

This was one topic of discussion during the 2019 American Society for Preventive Cardiology Congress on CVD Prevention. Presenter Barry A. Franklin, PhD, who is the director of preventive cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation at Beaumont Health in Royal Oak, Michigan, and a professor of internal medicine at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, answered our questions about his session.1