Adherence to lifestyle modifications after a cardiac rehabilitation program and endothelial progenitor cells

Francesca Cesari, Rossella Marcucci, Anna Maria Gori, Costanza Burgisser, Sara Francini, Anna Teresa Roberts, Francesco Sofi, Gian Franco Gensini, Rosanna Abbate, Francesco Fattirolli

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Abstract

An increase of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) among acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients participating in a cardiac rehabilitation (CR) program has been reported, but no data on the impact of adherence to lifestyle recommendations provided during a CR program on EPCs are available. It was our aim to investigate the effect of adherence to lifestyle recommendations on EPCs, inflammatory and functional parameters after six months of a CR program in AMI patients. In 110 AMI patients (90 male/20 female; mean age 57.9 ± 9.4 years) EPCs, high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-ProBNP) levels, and cardiopulmonary testings were determined at the end of the CR (T1) and at a six-month follow-up (T2). At T2 we administered a questionnaire assessing dietary habits and physical activity. At T2, we observed a decrease of EPCs (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-204
Number of pages9
JournalThrombosis and Haemostasis
Volume112
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Endothelial progenitor cells
  • Healthy lifestyle score
  • Lifestyle modifications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Medicine(all)

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Cesari, F., Marcucci, R., Gori, A. M., Burgisser, C., Francini, S., Roberts, A. T., Sofi, F., Gensini, G. F., Abbate, R., & Fattirolli, F. (2014). Adherence to lifestyle modifications after a cardiac rehabilitation program and endothelial progenitor cells. Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 112(1), 196-204. https://doi.org/10.1160/TH13-10-0869