The Use Of Mobile Health (mHealth) For Increasing Physical Activity And Fitness In Cardiovascular Disease Populations
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Brian Duscha is a cardio-health and physiology researcher at Duke University Medical Center | DUMC · Division of Cardiology.

 

                       

The Use Of Mobile Health (mHealth) For Increasing Physical Activity And Fitness In Cardiovascular Disease Populations

Coronary artery disease (CAD) and peripheral artery disease (PAD) are diseases of atherosclerosis that have enormous clinical and economic burden in the United States. Adherence to a long-term exercise program is one of the most efficacious treatments for these patient populations. A consistent exercise regimen can help control or improve several risk factors, including fitness, insulin sensitivity, body composition, stress management, low HDL levels, hypertension, vagal tone, and inflammatory markers. Functional capacity (peak VO2) is also very highly related to...

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