Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Cardiometabolic Diseases

Prevention and Management in Clinical Practice

  • Peter Kokkinos
  • Puneet Narayan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Mark A. Chapman, Carl Johan Sundberg
    Pages 11-22
  3. Eva-Karin Gidlund
    Pages 23-48
  4. Nabanita Kundu, Cleyton C. Domingues, Sabyasachi Sen
    Pages 49-56
  5. Anastassios Philippou, Costas Chryssanthopoulos, Maria Maridaki, George Dimitriadis, Michael Koutsilieris
    Pages 57-96
  6. Joshua C. Tremblay, Kyra E. Pyke
    Pages 97-121
  7. Hayley V. MacDonald, Linda S. Pescatello
    Pages 137-168
  8. Peter Kokkinos, Puneet Narayan, Andreas Pittaras
    Pages 181-190
  9. Eric S. Nylén, Shruti M. Gandhi, Raj Lakshman
    Pages 207-215
  10. Louise de Lannoy, Robert Ross
    Pages 229-250
  11. Michelle Phuong Nguyen, Sergey Kachur, Carl J. Lavie
    Pages 251-263
  12. J. Larry Durstine, Elizabeth Anderson, Ryan R. Porter, Xuewen Wang
    Pages 265-293
  13. Jonathan Myers, Peter Kokkinos
    Pages 319-333
  14. Steven P. Hooker, Michelle N. McDonnell
    Pages 335-347
  15. Apostolos Tsimploulis, Andreas Pittaras, Charles Faselis
    Pages 349-361
  16. Anubhav Kumar, Puneet Narayan, Peter Kokkinos
    Pages 363-372
  17. Konstantinos P. Imprialos, Konstantinos Stavropoulos, Michael Doumas
    Pages 373-387
  18. Konstantinos D. Tambalis, Labros S. Sidossis
    Pages 405-423
  19. Jonathan Myers, Peter Kokkinos
    Pages 425-431
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 433-443

About this book


This book examines the links between physical activity (PA), cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. It presents an overview of the role of PA and CRF in the prevention and management of risk factors associated with cardiometabolic diseases such as hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, dyslipidemia, obesity, and atherosclerosis. In addition, it explores how these risks vary with different populations such as the elderly and people of various racial backgrounds. The book also highlights risks associated with exercise and presents a prescription for appropriate and efficacious exercise to minimize risk and maximize health benefits for the heart. Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Prevention and Management of Cardiometabolic Disease is an essential resource for physicians, exercise physiologists, medical students, residents, fellows, nurses, and researchers in cardiology, cardiorespiratory fitness, exercise science, health promotion and disease prevention, public health, and epidemiology.


Cardiorespiratory fitness Cardiorespiratory fitness and congenital heart disease Cardiorespiratory fitness and heart failure Cardiorespiratory fitness and stroke Cardiorespiratory fitness and type 2 diabetes Cardiovascular and metabolic diseases Cardiovascular and metabolic health Disease prevention and management Management of cardiometabolic diseases Physical activity and cardiovascular health Prevention of cardiometabolic diseases

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Kokkinos
    • 1
  • Puneet Narayan
    • 2
  1. 1.Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Rutgers University Department of Kinesiology and HealthUniversity of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health SciencesWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.Clinical Research Institute of Northern VirginiaBurkeUSA

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