Journal article

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Fitter: A Systematic Review of High-Intensity Interval Exercise for Patients with Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases

Itamar Levinger, Christopher S Shaw, Nigel K Stepto, Samantha Cassar, Andrew J McAinch, Craig Cheetham, Andrew J Maiorana

Clinical Medicine Insights : Cardiology | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2015


High-intensity interval exercise (HIIE) has gained popularity in recent years for patients with cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Despite potential benefits, concerns remain about the safety of the acute response (during and/or within 24 hours postexercise) to a single session of HIIE for these cohorts. Therefore, the aim of this study was to perform a systematic review to evaluate the safety of acute HIIE for people with cardiometabolic diseases. Electronic databases were searched for studies published prior to January 2015, which reported the acute responses of patients with cardiometabolic diseases to HIIE (≥80% peak power output or ≥85% peak aerobic power, VO2peak). Eleven studies m..

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Awarded by Heart Foundation of Australia

Funding Acknowledgements

IL was supported by a Future Leader Fellowship (IDID 100040) from the Heart Foundation of Australia. NSNS and AM were supported by the Australian Government's Collaborative Research Networks (CRN) program. The authors confirm that the funders had no influence over the study design, content of the article, or selection of this journal.