Effectiveness of high-intensity interval training for the rehabilitation of patients with coronary artery disease

Am J Cardiol. 2005 May 1;95(9):1080-4. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.12.063.


We found that interval training provides an effective means to improve the cardiovascular fitness and health status of highly functional patients with coronary artery disease. We also revealed that interval training improves anaerobic tolerance to a greater extent than the traditional exercise training model without increasing the risk to the patient. This research supports the implementation of interval training for highly functional patients with coronary artery disease.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Anaerobic Threshold
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary
  • Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Coronary Artery Disease / rehabilitation*
  • Coronary Artery Disease / surgery
  • Exercise
  • Exercise Therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Oxygen Consumption
  • Treatment Outcome