Exercise and Cardiac Rehabilitation in Elderly Patients
The altered functional status of the elderly cardiac patient reflects-both the anatomic and physiologic cardiovascular changes that occur with aging and the dysfunction that results from the specific cardiovascular disorder or disorders. The changes of aging decrease the reserve capacity of the heart; problems become manifest at times of cardiovascular stress, as occurs with disease. Both of these limitations must be considered when making activity recommendations for the elderly patient, and variable components of both are amenable to therapeutic interventions.
KeywordsElderly Patient Exercise Training Infective Endocarditis Cardiac Rehabilitation Heart Rate Response
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