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Estimating energy expenditure during outdoor level walking using Global Positioning System or accelerometry in patients with peripheral artery disease

  • Published on Jun 21, 2017

Introduction. Estimating energy expenditure (EE) related to outdoor walking capacity in peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients could allow a better standardization of the assessment of their limitations during free-living outdoor walking. However, there is no data regarding the accuracy of ambulatory methods to perform such estimations. Our aim was to ...


Correlates of objectively measured physical activity in cardiac patients.

  • Published on 6 Oct, 2014

Cardiac patients would benefit from increasing their physical activity (PA) levels. Understanding of factors that influence cardiac patients' PA participation would benefit the development of effective interventions. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine correlates of objectively-measured PA in cardiac patients. Participants were 65 cardiac patients (74% male, 95% white), age 58.6...


Physical activity in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: prevalence of inactivity and perceived barriers

  • Published on Jul 20, 2016

Objectives: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of physical inactivity and perceived barriers to physical activity among individuals with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), and to determine potential demographic, clinical and health-related factors influencing likelihood of meeting physical activity guidelines. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of consecutive patients (n=198) with ...


Accelerometer-determined physical activity and the cardiovascular response to mental stress in children

  • Published on Jun 1st, 2016

Objectives: Cardiovascular reactivity has been associated with future hypertension and cardiovascular mortality. Higher physical activity (PA) has been associated with lower cardiovascular reactivity in adults, but little data is available in children. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between PA and cardiovascular reactivity to mental stress ...


Cardiorespiratory Fitness Among Individuals With Psoriasis in the General Population

  • Published on Jul 2016

Background Psoriasis confers risk for cardiometabolic disorders. Cardiorespiratory fitness is inversely associated with risk of cardiometabolic disorders in other populations, but limited data have been published assessing cardiorespiratory fitness among individuals with psoriasis. This investigation aimed to: 1) assess cardiorespiratory fitness among individuals with psoriasis in the general population; and 2) compare ...


Objectively measured physical activity, sedentary time and subclinical vascular disease: Cross-sectional study in older British men

  • Published on Aug 2016

Low physical activity (PA) and high levels of sedentary time (ST) are associated with higher cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk among older people. However, their independent contribution and importance of duration of PA and ST bouts remain unclear. We investigated associations between objectively measured PA, ST and non-invasive vascular measures, markers ...


Sedentary Behavior and Light Physical Activity Are Associated with Brachial and Central Blood Pressure in Hypertensive Patients

  • Published on Dec. 30, 2015

Background: Physical activity is recommended as a part of a comprehensive lifestyle approach in the treatment of hypertension, but there is a lack of data about the relationship between different intensities of physical activity and cardiovascular parameters in hypertensive patients. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association ...


Translating a heart disease lifestyle intervention into the community: the South Asian Heart Lifestyle Intervention (SAHELI) study; a randomized control trial

  • Published on Oct. 16, 2015

Background: South Asians (Asian Indians and Pakistanis) are the second fastest growing ethnic group in the United States (U.S.) and have an increased risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). This pilot study evaluated a culturally-salient, community-based healthy lifestyle intervention to reduce ASCVD risk among South Asians. Methods: Through an ...


Sitting and Activity Time in People With Stroke

  • Published on June 8, 2015

Background: Excessive sitting time is linked to cardiovascular disease morbidity. To date, no studies have accurately measured sitting time patterns in people with stroke. Objective: To investigate the amount and pattern of accumulation of sitting time, physical activity and use of time in people with stroke compared to age-matched healthy ...


Do Short Spurts of Physical Activity Benefit Cardiovascular Health? The CARDIA Study

  • Published on March 17, 2015

Background: For optimal health benefits moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA) is recommended in sustained bouts lasting > 10 minutes. However, short spurts of MVPA lasting < 10 minutes are more common in everyday life. It is unclear whether short spurts of MVPA further protect against the development of hypertension and obesity ...