December 2015 Br J Cardiol 2015;22:156 doi:10.5837/bjc.2015.042
Sathish Parasuraman, Konstantin Schwarz, Nicholas D Gollop, Brodie L Loudon, Michael P Frenneaux
April 2013 Br J Cardiol 2013;20:78 doi:10.5837/bjc.2013.012 Online First
Garyfallia Pepera, Paul D Bromley, Gavin R H Sandercock
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.