Hans Halvor Björnstad

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Regular aerobic exercise at moderate intensities and an increased physical fitness are associated with a reduced risk of fatal and nonfatal coronary events in middle-aged individuals. In contrast,(More)
In a previous paper, as the first of a series of three on the importance of characteristics and modalities of physical activity (PA) and exercise in the management of cardiovascular health within the(More)
There is now clear scientific evidence linking regular aerobic physical activity to a significant cardiovascular risk reduction, and a sedentary lifestyle is currently considered one of the five(More)
Echocardiography was performed in 944 untreated hypertensive patients (391 women and 553 men, mean age 66 years) who had electrocardiographic left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy at baseline in the(More)
Hypertension and Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Unit, KULeuven, Leuven, Belgium, Department of Heart Disease, Haukelund University Hospital, Bergen, Norway, Department of Medicine, Sahlgrens(More)
The objective of the study was to assess the influence of left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy regression on exercise capacity in hypertensive patients. Doppler echocardiography was performed at rest(More)
In hypertensive patients, pulse pressure has been related to hypertension-induced target organ damage and risk of cardiovascular events. However, correlates of pulse pressure reduction during(More)