About this Research Topic
In the past decade, a growing number of evidence has demonstrated that aerobic exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation plays an important role in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and, is recommended by the American Association of Cardiovascular/Pulmonary Rehabilitation, American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, as well as European Society of Cardiology. However, controversial results of aerobic exercise still exist and key elements of training duration and intensity remain to be illustrated. In addition, understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms of aerobic exercise in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases is desperately needed.
Currently, cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is the gold standard for evaluating cardiopulmonary capacities after rehabilitation training but requires costly instruments and well-trained technicians. Some easy-to-handle methods, such as 6-minute walk test and cardiovascular function scores, are used as alternative solutions to measure cardiopulmonary capacities. Thus, it may open a door to develop additional methods besides CPET for evaluating cardiopulmonary capacities after rehabilitation training.
The goal of this Research Topic is to bring together appropriate training protocols and evaluation methods to meet the requirements of both clinical and home-based rehabilitation programs and to get the optimal outcomes for the prevention of cardiometabolic and cardiovascular diseases. This Research Topic tends to produce high quality and timely articles involving advances of the clinical applications and underlying molecular mechanisms from bench to bedside and beyond to highlight the underrepresented area in controlling cardiac risk factors and preventing cardiovascular diseases via aerobic exercise. The achievement in this field will contribute significantly to cardiovascular medicine.
We welcome submissions of Original Research, Review articles, Clinical Trials, Protocols, and Methods, with both clinical and experimental data within the scope of aerobic exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following.
• Outcomes of clinical practice in aerobic exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation
• Protocols of training duration and intensity in patients with cardiovascular diseases
• Methods to evaluate the outcomes of aerobic exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation
• Aerobic exercise vs. resistance training: which one is more beneficial to patients with cardiovascular diseases
• Influence of aerobic exercise on quality of life in patients with metabolic and cardiovascular diseases
• Imaging biomarkers to assess the effects of aerobic exercise
• Normal range for biomarkers in relation to aerobic exercise
• Effects of aerobic exercise on biomarkers that reflecting cardiovascular functions
• Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation in stroke patients or other special populations
• Problems and solutions in performing exercise-based rehabilitation program
• Experimental investigations into molecular mechanisms of exercise training in the cardiovascular system
Keywords: Cardiovascular Disease, Aerobic Exercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Training Protocol, Mechanism
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