About this Research Topic
With the cost of treatment for cardiovascular diseases and conditions with a strong vascular element increasing exponentially every year it is important to find adjunct therapies. These would either reverse or slow-down the progression of these diseases and conditions and enhance treatment. Exercise has been earmarked as one of the main lifestyle components that could be introduced in therapeutic interventions, as it is usually easy to implement by facilitators and be followed by patient populations.
Nevertheless, the physiological effects of exercise in cardiovascular diseases and conditions with a strong vascular element are usually neglected, with the main focus being given to its therapeutic effects. We would be keen to see submissions focusing on the physiological effects of exercise in different forms of cardiovascular disease and conditions with a strong vascular element - whether these are positive, indifferent or negative (which maybe the case in certain conditions or stages).
The only restriction will be to focus on work where exercise is the only additional component to the current therapies (irrespective of whether other intervention component effects are explored in separate groups of people), as this would allow us to assess exercise effects on their own.
We welcome all review articles, systematic reviews and original submissions - although we would request from authors who intend to submit reviews to approach us first
Keywords: Exercise, Physiology, Patient Populations, Rehabilitation, Cardiovascular Diseases
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