A Clinical Guide for Assessment and Prescription of Exercise and Physical Activity in Cardiac Rehabilitation. A CSANZ Position Statement

Christian Verdicchio, Nicole Freene, Matthew Hollings, Andrew Maiorana, Tom Briffa, Robyn Gallagher, Jeroen M. Hendriks, Bridget Abell, Alex Brown, David Colquhoun, Erin Howden, Dominique Hansen, Stacey Reading, Julie Redfern

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Patients with cardiovascular disease benefit from cardiac rehabilitation, which includes structured exercise and physical activity as core components. This position statement provides pragmatic, evidence-based guidance for the assessment and prescription of exercise and physical activity for cardiac rehabilitation clinicians, recognising the latest international guidelines, scientific evidence and the increasing use of technology and virtual delivery methods. The patient-centred assessment and prescription of aerobic exercise, resistance exercise and physical activity have been addressed, including progression and safety considerations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1035-1048
Number of pages14
JournalHeart Lung and Circulation
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023

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