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Comparison of Heart Rate Responses Between Coronary Heart Disease and Age-Matched Normal Subjects in Water-and Land-Based Exercise: A Pilot Study

Graham, Scott M; Baird, Marianne F; Connaboy, Chris; Thow, Morag


Scott M Graham

Marianne F Baird

Chris Connaboy

Morag Thow


Background and purpose. Exercise therapy is an integral component of cardiac rehabilitation (CR). Currently, land-based exercise classes are prescribed in Phase IV CR. However, with its unique properties, water-based exercise potentially offers an alternative, or additional mode of exercise, that could be utilized by rehabilitating individuals. The purpose of this pilot study was to measure and compare the heart rate (HR) response and perception of exercise intensity between similar land-and water-based classes.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 10, 2017
Publication Date Nov 6, 2017
Deposit Date Jan 11, 2018
Publicly Available Date May 7, 2018
Journal Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy
Print ISSN 2377-6102
Publisher American Physical Therapy Association
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 25
Issue 2
Pages 1-6
Keywords Heart Rate, response, water based exercise,
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Contract Date Feb 12, 2018