Cholesterinsenkung in der kardiovaskulären Rehabilitation Bewegung versus Medikament

Translated title of the contribution: Cholesterol lowering in cardiac rehabilitation -physical activity versus medication

Martin Halle, Aloys Berg, Joseph Keul

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Prospective epidemiological studies have proven a close link between the improvement of the lipoprotein profile and reduction of coronary heart mortality in coronary heart disease (CHD) patients. Both, regular physical activity and pharmacological intervention are capable of improving the lipoprotein profile and may independently reduce coronary stenoses and cardiac events in CHD patients. Because of the multifactorial genesis of atherosclerosis, regular physical activity is of major importance for cardiac rehabilitation and improvements of other risk factors besides the lipoprotein profile e.g. rheology, hypercoagulability, hypertension, peripheral insulin resistance and oxydative status may be expected. The combination of life-style changes e.g. physical activity, diet and smoking sessation together with pharmacological intervention, if risk factors remain high, seems to be the best therapy for patients with CHD. A sole pharmacological intervention seems to be insufficient.

Translated title of the contributionCholesterol lowering in cardiac rehabilitation -physical activity versus medication
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)29-32
Number of pages4
JournalWiener Klinische Wochenschrift, Supplement
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


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