Establishing activity and training levels for patients with ischemic heart disease.

@article{Amundsen1979EstablishingAA,
  title={Establishing activity and training levels for patients with ischemic heart disease.},
  author={Lasse Amundsen},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={1979},
  volume={59 6},
  pages={754-8}
}
The paper presents guidelines for determining ideal training heart rates and recreational and occupational energy-cost levels for individual patients with ischemic heart disease. These guidelines were established by Karvonen, are based on results of progressive exercise testing, and have been applied to a broad spectrum of subjects in outpatient conditioning programs. How to apply these guidelines to establish beneficial and safe activity levels is illustrated with a fictional patient's medical… CONTINUE READING