Exercise as cardiovascular therapy.

  title={Exercise as cardiovascular therapy.},
  author={Roy Jesse Shephard and Gary J. Balady},
  volume={99 7},
For many years, cardiac physicians were strongly influenced by Thomas Hilton’s “Rest and Pain” and advocated prolonged rest for the majority of their patients. However, the past 3 decades have seen a complete revolution in this thinking, and moderate to vigorous exercise is now prescribed not only for the prevention of ischemic heart disease 1 but also as a major component of treatment after myocardial infarction, 2 angioplasty and coronary bypass surgery, and heart transplantation 3 and in… CONTINUE READING

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