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Physical Activity and Exercise

This section focuses on the evidence surrounding exercise and activity following a cardiac event.

Key publications and most recent research include:


Hawkins J, Charles JM, Edwards M Hallingberg B, McConnon L, Edwards RT (2019) Acceptability and feasibility of implementing accelorometry-based activity monitors and a linked web portal in an exercise referral scheme: Feasibility randomised controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research;21(3):e12374 [Published online: doi: 10.2196/12374]

Zhao M, Veeranki SP, Li S, Steffen LM & Xi Bo (2019) Benefical associations of low and large dosease of leisure time physical activity with all-cause, cardiovascular disease and cancer mortality: A national cohort study of 88,140 US adults. British Journal of Sports Medicine; [Published online: doi: 10.1136/bjsports-208099254]

Thomas RJ, Beatty AL, Beckie TM, Brewer LC, Brown TM, Forman DE.......Whooley MA (2019) Home
based cardiac rehabilitation: A scientific statement from the American Association of Cardiovascular
and Pulmonary Rehabiltiation (AACVPR), the American Heart Association, and the American College
of Cardiology (ACC). Circulation; 139 [Published online: doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000663]

Pymer S, Nichols S, Prosser J, Birkett S, Carroll S & Ingle L (2019) Does exercise prescription based on
estimated heart rate training zones exceed the ventilatory anaerobic threshold in patients with
coronary heart disease undergoing usual-case cardiovascular rehabilitation? A United Kingdom
perspective. Eurorpean Journal of Preventive Cardiology
[Published online: doi:1177/2047487319852711]

Pelliccia A, Solbert EE, Papadakis M, Adami PE, Biffi A, Caselli S.....Sharma S (2019) Recommendations for participation in competitive and leisure time sport in athletes with cardiomyopathies, myocarditis, and pericarditis: Position statement of the Sport Cardiology Section of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC). European Heart Journal;40(1):19-23