Prescription of home exercise therapy for cardiovascular fitness

J Fam Pract. 1981 Sep;13(3):345-8.


The importance of regular exercise activity in health maintenance has been continually emphasized. Family physicians, as the primary health care providers to many individuals, need a protocol for exercise prescription that is both practical for the physician to administer and reasonable for the patient to understand and follow. A practical protocol applicable to individuals of varying cardiac states is presented.

MeSH terms

  • Angina Pectoris / therapy
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / therapy*
  • Coronary Artery Bypass / rehabilitation
  • Exercise Therapy*
  • Family Practice
  • Humans
  • Myocardial Infarction / rehabilitation