TITLE

2 fitness-related variables -- exercise capacity and heart rate recovery -- predicted mortality in asymptomatic women: COMMENTARY

AUTHOR(S)
Havranek, Edward P.
PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2004, Vol. 140 Issue 3, p79
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Cardiovascular mortality has declined steadily in most demographic groups in the United States over the past 20 years. However, some public health experts are concerned that these declines may be waning because of increasing levels of cardiovascular risk factors related to the increasing prevalence of obesity. In response to this concern, many experts are calling for efforts to increase levels of physical activity in the general population. Measures of cardiovascular fitness, particularly exercise capacity and rate of normalization of heart rate after exercise, predicted cardiovascular and all-cause mortality even after controlling for diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, smoking, age, and obesity in a relatively large cohort of women followed for age greater than 20 years.
ACCESSION #
13221860

 

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