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Physical Activity and Exercise

This section focuses on the evidence surrounding the exercise and physical activity component of cardiovascular rehabilitation.

Key publications and most recent research include:

Khushhal A, Nichols S, Carroll S, et al. Characterising the application of the "progressive overload" principle of exercise training within cardiac rehabilitation: A United Kingdom-based community programme. PLoS One. 2020; 15(8):e0237197

Hawkins J, Charles JM, Edwards M, et al. 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 2019;21(3):e12374 [Published online: doi: 10.2196/12374]

Zhao M, Veeranki SP, Li S, et al. 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 2019; [Published online: doi: 10.1136/bjsports-208099254]

Thomas RJ, Beatty AL, Beckie TM, et al. Home-based cardiac rehabilitation: A scientific statement from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabiltation (AACVPR), the American Heart Association, and the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Circulation 2019; 139 [Published online: doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000663]

Pymer S, Nichols S, Prosser J, et al. 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 2019; [Published online: doi:1177/2047487319852711]

Pelliccia A, Solbert EE, Papadakis M, et al. 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 2019;40(1):19-23