An approach to preventive cardiology in asymptomatic, sedentary adults

R. H. Dressendorfer, Ezra A Amsterdam

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One of the early, well-established coronary prevention programs, the Adult Fitness Program at the University of California, Davis, provides an 8-year record of experience in exercise stress testing and exercise prescription with asymptomatic, sedentary adults. In our experience, an individually prescribed exercise training plan coupled with preventive health education typically leads not only to improved cardiovascular fitness, but also to a favorable modification of coronary risk factors. This paper describes our approach to cardiorespiratory health and fitness evaluation in the apparently normal population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)204-222
Number of pages19
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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