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Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (2020)

Hautala, A. J., Laukkanen, J., & Mäkikallio, T. H. (2020). Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation. In M. Malik (Ed.), Sex and Cardiac Electrophysiology : Differences in Cardiac Electrical Disorders Between Men and Women (pp. 323-331). Academic Press, Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-817728-0.00028-0

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All authors or editors: Hautala, Arto J.; Laukkanen, Jari; Mäkikallio, Timo H.

Parent publication: Sex and Cardiac Electrophysiology : Differences in Cardiac Electrical Disorders Between Men and Women

Parent publication editors: Malik, Marek

ISBN: 978-0-12-817728-0

Publication year: 2020

Pages range: 323-331

Number of pages in the book: 1032

Publisher: Academic Press, Elsevier

Publication country: Netherlands

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-817728-0.00028-0

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Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is well-documented and justified integral part of disease management in stable coronary heart disease patients. CR programs are defined as multifactorial and comprehensive, with physical activity counseling and exercise training as key components in all rehabilitation and preventive interventions. The physiological and clinical benefits of exercise-based CR are widely established with similar benefits for women and men and advanced aged patients as well. In patients with cardiovascular disease, exercise-based CR elicits favorable effects on the cardiac function, endothelium and skeletal muscle resulting to an improvement of quality of life, cardiorespiratory and musculoskeletal fitness, and left ventricular ejection fraction, resulting in reduced morbidity and mortality.

Keywords: heart; coronary disease; rehabilitation; physical activeness; physical training; gender

Free keywords: cardiac rehabilitation; coronary heart disease; exercise; physical activity; sex differences

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

JUFO rating: 2

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