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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31825ab1aa
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Exercise Programming for Cardiovascular Disease

Astorino, Todd A. PhD1; Schubert, Matt M. MA1,2

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Abstract

SUMMARY: CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE REMAINS THE NUMBER ONE KILLER OF ADULTS WORLDWIDE. REGULAR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT TO IMPROVE PHYSICAL FUNCTION AND REDUCE MORTALITY IN CARDIAC PATIENTS. THE MOST COMMON MODALITY PRESCRIBED IS AEROBIC TRAINING, ALTHOUGH MORE RECENTLY RESISTANCE TRAINING AND INTERVAL TRAINING HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED. THESE MODALITIES ENHANCE CARDIAC FUNCTION, MAXIMAL OXYGEN UPTAKE (V[Combining Dot Above]O2MAX), AND OVERALL TOLERANCE TO EXERCISE AND IMPROVE HEALTH STATUS.

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