In order to bring you the best possible user experience, this site uses Javascript. If you are seeing this message, it is likely that the Javascript option in your browser is disabled. For optimal viewing of this site, please ensure that Javascript is enabled for your browser.
Did you know that your browser is out of date? To get the best experience using our website we recommend that you upgrade to a newer version. Learn more.

We use cookies to optimise the design of this website and make continuous improvement. By continuing your visit, you consent to the use of cookies. Learn more

Exercise Prescription - 70 year old male (case 3)

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

Test your knowledge on Exercise Prescription with this quiz prepared by Dr Dominique Hansen (Hasselt, BE): Review the case below, and take the MCQ quiz to see how accurate your prescriptions are!


Case description - 70 year old male

  • Age: 70 years
  • Body height: 182 cm
  • Body weight: 80 kg
  • Sex: male
  • VO2max: 1500 ml/min (73% of predicted normal value)
  • Resting HR: 52  bts/min
  • Peak exercise HR: 112 bts/min
  • Total cholesterol: 189 mg/dl
  • Fasting glycemia: 102 mg/dl
  • Blood pressure: 125/80 mmHg
  • Medication intake: statin, antiplatelet, beta-blocker, digitalis, mucolytics, bronchodilators
  • Referred to rehabilitation for: AMI with CABG
  • Co-morbidities: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, mild COPD
  • Additional information: none 

Test your knowledge


Based on the EXPERT Tool (EXercise Prescription in Everyday practice & Rehabilitation Training) developed by the University of Hasselt, in collaboration with EAPC which will be launched in April 2017.

Interested in learning more?

Access the ESC e-learning platform on prevention, rehabilitation and sports cardiology. Not yet an EAPC member?

Join now