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Lifestyle & CVD Literature selection

Looking for a quick reading option on the latest update in preventive cardiology?

EAPC literature review in the field of lifestyle and cardiovascular disease
Volume 35, November 2015

Discover comments from EAPC section members!

Here we present the EAPC literature review in the field of lifestyle and cardiovascular disease, a quick reading option for the latest update in preventive cardiology.

Wishing you a pleasant read
Prof. Joep Perk, EAPC Lifestyle & CVD Literature Editor

Comments by the EAPC Sections

Cardiac Rehabilitation Section:

The benefits of cardiac telerehabilitation:

1) Cost-effectiveness

Effect of comprehensive cardiac telerehabilitation on one-year cardiovascular rehospitalization rate, medical costs and quality of life: A cost-effectiveness analysis
Ines Frederix et al.
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology August 19, doi: 10.1177/2047487315602257

Read the comment by Patrick Doherty

2) Functional capacity and quality of life

Medium-term effectiveness of a comprehensive internet-based and patient specific tele-rehabilitation program with text messaging support for cardiac patients : randomized controlled trial.
Frederik I et al.
J Med Internet Res 2015, vol 17; 7: e 185

Read the comment by Romualdo Belardinelli

Exercise, Basic and Translational Research Section:

Small vesicles with great impact

1] Dynamic Release and Clearance of Circulating Microparticles During Cardiac Stress D. Augustine, L.V. Ayers, E. Lima, L. Newton, A.J. Lewandowski, E.F. Davis, B. Ferry, P. Leeson
Circulation Research; doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.114.301904  
2] Dynamic microvesicle release and clearance within the cardiovascular system: triggers and mechanisms
L. Ayers, R. Nieuwland, M. Kohler, N. Kraenkel, B. Ferry, P. Leeson
Clin Sci (Lond). 2015. doi: 10.1042/CS20140623.

Read the comment by Paul Leeson and Nicolle Kränkel

Effects of aerobic exercise on coronary atherosclerosis: an in vivo intracoronary ultrasonography study

1] Coronary atheroma regression and plaque characteristics assessed by grayscale and radiofrequency intravascular ultrasound after aerobic exercise.
E. Madssen, T. Moholdt,V. Videm, U. Wisløff, K. Hegbom, R. Wiseth
Am J Cardiol. 2014  doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2014.08.012.
2] Predictors of Beneficial Coronary Plaque Changes Following Aerobic Exercise.
E. Madssen, T. Moholdt,V. Videm, U. Wisløff, K. Hegbom, R. Wiseth
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2015 Nov;47(11):2251-6
doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000672.

Read the comment from the author Erik Madssen

Exercise with Atrial Fibrillation

1] Exercise Training Improves Exercise Capacity and Diastolic Function in Patients With Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction. Results of the Ex-DHF (Exercise training in Diastolic Heart Failure) Pilot Study.
F. Edelmann, G. Gelbrich, H.D. Dungen et al.
J Am Coll Cardiol 2011 October? doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2011.06.054.
2] Impact of CARDIOrespiratory FITness on Arrhythmia Recurrence in Obese Individuals With Atrial Fibrillation: The CARDIO-FIT Study.
J Am Coll Cardiol 2015 September 1;66(9):985-96.
R.K. Pathak, A. Elliott, M.E. Middeldorp et al.

Read the comment by Martin Halle

Prevention, Epidemiology and Population Science Section:

Influence of pre-existent albuminuria on the efficacy of statins

The association of albuminuria and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein with the efficacy of HMG-coenzyme A reductase inhibitors for cardiovascular event prevention

Özyilmaz A. et al
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, September 10, 2015, doi 20152047487315604310

Read the comment by Eugenio Greco and Paul Dendale
Sports Cardiology Section:

Required steps to improve prevention strategies in SCA/SCD in sports

Sudden cardiac arrest in sports – need for uniform registration: A Position Paper from the Sport Cardiology Section of the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation
EE Solberg, M Borjesson, S Sharma et al.; on behalf of the Sport Cardiology Section of the EAPC of the ESC
Eur J Prev Cardiol (2015) Aug 18; DOI: 10.1177/2047487315599891

Read the comment by Luis Serratosa

Previous comments

Almost all you need to know in Sports Cardiology, even things you don't dare to ask about

Exercise and the heart: the good, the bad and the ugly.
S Sharma, A Merghani, Ll Mont.
European Heart Journal (2015) 36, 1445-1453.

Read the comment by Luis Serratosa

Cardiac rehabilitation is a life saver!

Cardiac rehabilitation and survival in a large representative community cohort of Dutch patients
H De Vries et al
Eur Heart J 2015:36:1519-28

Read the comment by Paul Dendale

The role of exercise in gene-elusive ARVD/C

Exercise has a Disproportionate Role in the Pathogenesis of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia/Cardiomyopathy in Patients Without
Desmosomal Mutations
Abhishek C. Sawant et al.
J Am Heart Assoc. 2014 Dec 16; 3(6). doi: 10.1161/JAHA.114.001471

Read the comment by Luis Serratosa

The World Fitness Study: Estimating VO2max to predict mortality

A Simple Nonexercise Model of Cardiorespiratory Fitness Predicts Long-Term Mortality
B. Martens Nes et al.
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2014 Jun;46(6):1159-65. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000219

Read the comment by Trine Karlsen

Aerobic Exercise Early After Stroke – no limits?

Patient Characteristics that Influence Enrollment and Attendance in Aerobic Exercise Early After Stroke
EC Prout et al.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Dec 22. pii: S0003-9993(14)01316-1.

Read the comment by Nicolle Kraenkel

Food and Sleep – Interactions of exercise and our daily schedule

1) Effects of exercise timing on sleep architecture and nocturnal blood pressure in prehypertensives.
K. Fairbrother et al.
Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2014;10:691-8.
2) Post-dinner resistance exercise improves postprandial risk factors more effectively than pre-dinner resistance exercise in patients with type-2 diabetes.
T.D. Heden et al.
J Appl Physiol (1985). 2014:jap.00917.2014. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00917.2014.

Read the comment by Nicolle Kraenkel

Physical activity can attenuate the higher risk of death resulting from excess adiposity

Physical activity and all-cause mortality across levels of overall and abdominal adiposity in European men and women: the European Prospective
Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition Study (EPIC)
U. Ekelund, et al.
AJCN. First published ahead of print January 14, 2015 as doi: 10.3945/ajcn.114.100065

Read the comment by Eugenio Greco

A healthy lifestyle could reduce myocardial infarction by almost 80%

Low-Risk Diet and Lifestyle Habits in the Primary Prevention of Myocardial Infarction in Men
A. Åkesson et al.
J Am Coll Cardiol 2014; DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.06.1190

Read the comment by Pedro Marques-Vidal


Disclaimer: The scientific content of these articles is not generated by the ESC. The references were selected for educational purposes only.

This selection of scientific news is provided to you by the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (EAPC). Updated four times a year, it is scientifically independent from any commercial or industrial interests and reflects the EAPC engagement in preventive cardiology.