Title

Impact of cardiac rehabilitation and exercise training programs in coronary heart disease.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2017

Publication Title

Progress in cardiovascular diseases

ISSN

1873-1740

Abstract

Cardiovascular rehabilitation (CR) is the process of developing and maintaining an optimal level of physical, social, and psychological well-being in order to promote recovery from cardiovascular (CV) illness. It is a multi-disciplinary approach encompassing supervised exercise training, patient counseling, education and nutritional guidance that may also enhance quality of life. Beneficial CV effects may include improving coronary heart disease risk factors; particularly exercise capacity, reversing cardiac remodeling, and favorably modifying metabolism and systemic oxygen transport. We review the historical basis for contemporary CR, the indications and critical components of CR, as well as the potential salutary physiological and clinical effects of exercise-based CR.

Volume

60

Issue

1

First Page

103

Last Page

114

PubMed ID

28689854

DOI

10.1016/j.pcad.2017.07.002

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