Time course of "warm-up" in stable angina

Am J Cardiol. 1995 Jul 1;76(1):70-3. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(99)80804-2.


Warm-up exercise can significantly reduce the severity of myocardial ischemia on exercise after a 10-minute rest, but this benefit is significantly less after a 30-minute rest. Further study is needed to clarify the mechanisms responsible for warm-up. The results of this study are consistent with a change in myocardial metabolism similar to ischemic preconditioning or a delayed increase in myocardial perfusion to the ischemic territory, which has returned toward baseline after 30 minutes.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Angina Pectoris / diagnosis*
  • Angina Pectoris / physiopathology*
  • Exercise Test / methods*
  • Hemodynamics
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Time Factors