Exercise and cardiac rehabilitation in secondary cardiovascular prevention

Acevedo M.; Kramer V.; Bustamante, MJ; Yañez F.; Guidi, D; Corbalan, R; Godoy, I.; Vergara, I; Jalil J.; Fernandez, M.

Keywords: myocardial-infarction, mortality, physical-activity, coronary-artery-disease, endothelial function, american-heart-association, council, scientific statement, clinical cardiology, pulmonary-rehabilitation


Exercise and cardiac rehabilitation are indications with type I A evidence in most secondary cardiovascular prevention guidelines. Rehabilitation programs not only include exercise but also provide integral care and education about cardiovascular risk factors. However there is a paucity of such programs in Chile. Moreover there is a lack of awareness about the benefits of exercise and there is lack of knowledge about the details of exercise prescription in secondary prevention. Therefore, the divulgation of this knowledge is of utmost importance.

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Título de la Revista: REVISTA MEDICA DE CHILE
Volumen: 141
Número: 10
Editorial: Sociedad Médica de Santiago
Fecha de publicación: 2013
Página de inicio: 1307
Página final: 1314