Cardiorespiratory fitness and risk of heart failure: a population-based follow-up study.

  title={Cardiorespiratory fitness and risk of heart failure: a population-based follow-up study.},
  author={Hassan Khan and Setor K Kunutsor and Rainer Rauramaa and Kai P Savonen and Andreas Kalogeropoulos and Vasiliki V. Georgiopoulou and Javed Butler and Jari A Laukkanen},
  journal={European journal of heart failure},
  volume={16 2},
AIM To examine the relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and risk of incident heart failure (HF). METHODS AND RESULTS Cardiorespiratory fitness, as measured by maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 max), was assessed at baseline in a prospective cohort of 1873 men aged 42-61 years without HF or chronic respiratory disease. During a mean follow-up of 20.4 years, 152 incident HF events were recorded. Within-person variability was calculated using data from repeat measurements taken 11 years… CONTINUE READING
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