Dealing with the problem of the applicability of physical training in the management of angina pectoris, the first question is the determination of the clinical indications. For physiopathological and methodological reasons, the stable form of effort angina represents the elective indication. In this clinical form of angina pectoris, the physical training, if correctly performed as to intensity and length may improve the ischemic threshold. Maximal work capacity and total work performed are both enhanced. Moreover, the heart rate is lower at the same levels of external work and this is a sign of reduced heart 0 2 requirement. The ability of training to improve the heart 0 2 delivery is still controversial: some data support that hypothesis. Further, the study of the 0 2 pulse seems to show that positive effects of training on the cardiovascular performance are due to both peripheral central mechanisms.
|Translated title of the contribution||The physical training in the management of angina pectoris|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 1979|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine