Early Implementation of Resistance Training Immediately Post-Cardiovascular Event
Mod J Med Biol
Resistance training is a critical component in the rehabilitation of individual’s post-cardiovascular event (CVE). However, restrictions on the amount of weight that can be lifted post-CVE limit overall health benefits that could be achieved through resistance training. Several components of health, such as muscular strength and endurance, and functional abilities, are significantly decreased. The loss of these health components substantially influences the rising cost associated with CVE by increasing patient readmission rates post-CVE. Numerous research studies have reported several health benefits of resistance training in cardiac rehabilitation, which includes increases in muscular strength and endurance, functional abilities, quality of life, and lowering the prevalence of muscle atrophy. These health benefits will positively affect an individual’s health post-CVE when safely implemented at earlier time-points. Therefore, the implementation of revised resistance training and weight lifting guidelines for cardiac rehabilitation could influence more significant health outcomes in patient’s post-CVE.
Keywords: Resistance Training; Cardiovascular Event; Cardiac Rehabilitation; Muscle Atrophy; Quality of Life