EACPR statement emphasizes the importance of medical screening for older adults beginning a high intensity exercise regimen

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

EACPR, a European health organization, has released a “position stand” emphasizing the importance of medical screening for older adults prior to beginning a high intensity exercise regimen. The statement from the European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation noted that, although regular aerobic exercise is associated with a reduced risk of coronary events in middle-aged individuals, “moderate and vigorous physical exertion is associated with an increased risk for cardiac events, including sudden cardiac death, in individuals harbouring cardiovascular disease.” Click below for a brief overview from PubMed or here for a PDF copy of the EACPR document.

 

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