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|Title:||Is Exercise Prescription in Cardiac Rehabilitation Influenced by physical capacity or Cardiac Intervention?|
|Authors:||Price, Kym Joanne;Gordon, Brett A;Gray, Kim;Gergely, Kerri;Bird, Stephen Richard;Benson, Amanda Clare|
|Affiliation:||Discipline of Exercise Physiology, La Trobe Rural Health School, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia|
Discipline of Exercise Sciences, School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Department of Physiotherapy, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Department of Health and Medical Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Citation:||Journal of aging and physical activity 2019; online first: 24 January|
|Abstract:||This study investigated the influence of cardiac intervention and physical capacity of individuals attending an Australian outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program on the initial exercise prescription. Eighty-five patients commencing outpatient cardiac rehabilitation at a major metropolitan hospital had their physical capacity assessed by an incremental shuttle walk test, and the initial aerobic exercise intensity and resistance training load prescribed were recorded. Physical capacity was lower in surgical patients than non-surgical patients. While physical capacity was higher in younger compared with older surgical patients, there was no difference between younger and older non-surgical patients. The initial exercise intensity did not differ between surgical and non-surgical patients. This study highlights the importance of pre-program exercise testing to enable exercise prescription to be individualised according to actual physical capacity, rather than symptoms, comorbidities and age, in order to maximise the benefit of cardiac rehabilitation.|
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