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873 T he 2001 version of the exercise standards statement 1 has served effectively to reflect the basic fundamentals of ECG–monitored exercise testing and training of both healthy subjects and patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and other disease states. These exercise standards are intended for use by physicians, nurses, exercise physiologists and(More)
E xercise testing remains a remarkably durable and versatile tool that provides valuable diagnostic and prognostic information regarding patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary disease. Exercise testing has been available for more than a half century and, like many other cardiovascular procedures, has evolved in its technology and scope. When combined(More)
Ross Arena, PhD, PT, FAHA, Chair; Mark Williams, PhD; Daniel E. Forman, MD; Lawrence P. Cahalin, PhD, PT, CCS; Lola Coke, PhD, RN, FAHA; Jonathan Myers, PhD, FAHA; Larry Hamm, PhD; Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD, FAHA; Reed Humphrey, PhD, PT; Vera Bittner, MD; Carl J. Lavie, MD; on behalf of the American Heart Association Exercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation and(More)
African American women have a high prevalence of hypertension and low level of physical activity compared with their counterparts. A sedentary lifestyle contributes to the development of hypertension, as well as other cardiovascular diseases, especially among African American women. Healthy People 2010 initiatives underscore the priority of reducing(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this nurse practitioner (NP) led initiative was to improve the cardiovascular health of two underserved populations in the community using the American Heart Association (AHA) Life's Simple 7 and My Life Check (MLC) tools. DATA SOURCES Two inner city community sites were targeted: (a) a senior center servicing African American (AA)(More)
Physical activity is an essential lifestyle intervention for the patient with existing cardiovascular disease. National guidelines describe the importance of and define the minimal doses of daily physical activity including walking 10,000 steps a day (equivalent to 5 miles) or performing 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity most days of the(More)
People with diabetes are at risk of developing complications that contribute to substantial morbidity and mortality. In 2011, the American Association of Diabetes Educators convened an invitational Reducing Risks Symposium, during which an interdisciplinary panel of 11 thought leaders examined current knowledge about the reduction and prevention of(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of moderate-intensity, progressive, upper-body resistance training (RT) on muscle strength and perceived performance of household physical activities (HPA) among women in cardiac rehabilitation. METHODS The 10-week, pretest-posttest, experiment randomized women to either usual care (UC) aerobic(More)
The Old Order Amish population is growing, yet little is known about their cardiovascular health care practices. This ethnographic study explored their cardiovascular knowledge, beliefs, and health care practices. This study showed that the Amish have distinct beliefs and practices which affect their cardiovascular health, and that culturally appropriate(More)
With the growing prevalence of diabetes worldwide, controlling modifiable risk factors for diabetes is essential to preventing complications and disease progression. Recent research strongly supports targeting at-risk prediabetes clients through therapeutic lifestyle change. Many behavior change techniques and strategies are known to be successful, yet are(More)