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Exercise prescription - 65 year old male (case 1)

Prof. Dominique Hansen, Exercise prescription Quiz Section Editor

Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
Risk Factors and Prevention

The case


  • 65 year old male
  • Body height: 171 cm
  • Body weight: 65 kg
  • Sex: male
  • VO2max: 2500 ml/min (116% of predicted normal value)
  • Resting HR: 55 bts/min
  • Peak exercise HR: 123 bts/min
  • Total cholesterol: 180 mg/dl
  • Fasting glycaemia: 95 mg/dl
  • Blood pressure: 145/82 mmHg
  • Medication intake: beta-blocker, nitrate, statin, antiplatelet
  • Referred to rehabilitation for: acute myocardial infarction with PCI
  • Co-morbidities: None 

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Note: The views and opinions expressed on this page are those of the author and may not be accepted by others. While every attempt is made to keep the information up to date, there is always going to be a lag in updating information. The reader is encouraged to read this in conjunction with appropriate ESC Guidelines. The material on this page is for educational purposes and is not for use as a definitive management strategy in the care of patients. Quiz material in the site are only examples and do not guarantee outcomes from formal examinations.


  • Based on the EXPERT Tool (Exercise Prescription in Everyday Practice & Rehabilitative Training) developed by the University of Hasselt, in collaboration with EAPC. 

Notes to editor

Prof. Dominique Hansen, Associate Professor in Rehabilitation/Exercise Physiology in Internal Diseases at Hasselt University, Belgium.