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Exercise prescription - 65 year old male (case 1)

Prof. Dominique Hansen, Exercise prescription Quiz Section Editor


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 glycemia: 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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  • 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.