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Healthcare professional’s guide to cardiopulmonary exercise testing

December 2015 Br J Cardiol 2015;22:156 doi:10.5837/bjc.2015.042

Healthcare professional’s guide to cardiopulmonary exercise testing

Sathish Parasuraman, Konstantin Schwarz, Nicholas D Gollop, Brodie L Loudon, Michael P Frenneaux

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A pilot study to investigate the safety of exercise training and testing in cardiac rehabilitation patients

April 2013 Br J Cardiol 2013;20:78 doi:10.5837/bjc.2013.012 Online First

A pilot study to investigate the safety of exercise training and testing in cardiac rehabilitation patients

Garyfallia Pepera, Paul D Bromley, Gavin R H Sandercock

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Introduction Exercise is well recognised as a tool for assessment, prevention and management of cardiovascular disease.1 Cardiac patients are encouraged to attend cardiac rehabilitation programmes including elements of supervised exercise. Such programmes can reduce mortality and morbidity rates by up to 27%.2,3 Despite the benefits derived from participation in exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation, exercise itself may act as a trigger for myocardial ischaemia or cardiac arrest in patients with established coronary heart disease.4 During rehabilitation, cardiovascular event rates range from 12.3 to 37.4 per million patient hours of exercise.

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