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Exercise prescription - 79 year old male (case 5)

Prof. Dominique Hansen, Exercise Prescription Quiz Section Editor

Test your knowledge on exercise prescription with this quiz prepared by Dr. Dominique Hansen (Hasselt, BE). Review the case below, and take the multiple-choice quiz to see how accurate your prescriptions are!

Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
Risk Factors and Prevention

The case


  • 79-year-old male
  • Body height: 170 cm
  • Body weight: 59 kg
  • VO2max: 1250 ml/min (88% of predicted normal value)
  • Resting HR: 56 bts/min
  • Peak exercise HR: 111 bts/min
  • Total cholesterol: 178 mg/dl
  • Fasting glycaemia: 125 mg/dl
  • Blood pressure: 135/87 mmHg
  • Medication intake: beta-blocker, bronchodilator, antiplatelet
  • Referred to rehabilitation for: peripheral vascular disease
  • Co-morbidities: cachexia and frailty, COPD
  • Additional information: 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 the EAPC. 

Notes to editor

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