Exercise training after acute myocardial infarction

M. M. Dehn, D. G. Pansegrau, J. H. Mitchell

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The use of exercise training in the treatment of patients after acute myocardial infarction is becoming a more accepted therapeutic approach. It seems clear that such therapy improves the patient's physical work capacity both subjectively and objectively; however, whether or not longevity is increased by this mode of therapy has not been definitively answered. In order to understand the rationale and potential benefit for using exercise training in the treatment of a patient after myocardial infarction, the The authors review the pathophysiology of coronary heart disease, discuss the cardiovascular physiology of acute dynamic and static exercises and their chronic effects, and outline the use of exercise training for the patient after a myocardial infarction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-132
Number of pages16
JournalCardiovascular Clinics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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