Chronotropic Incompetence and Exercise Programming
Chronotropic Incompetence (CI) is the inability of a person to adequately raise their heart rate in response to physiological stimuli. CI prevalence increases with age and in the presence of certain diseases, especially cardiovascular disease and specifically cardiac failure where it may occur in more than 50% of people. There are several different ways that CI can present and there are several methods commonly used to identify CI. CI can lead to exercise prescription occurring at an intensity that an individual may find too challenging. This online activity will examine how to identify CI how exercise programming may be modified to allow optimal delivery.
This is a recording of an ESSA webinar presented on 10 December 2021.
Presented by Professor Neil Smart PhD, M.Med.Sci., Bsc Hons, ESSAF
Neil is a research and teaching professor in the degrees of exercise science and clinical exercise physiology at the University of New England. Neil teaches units in exercise physiology, clinical exercise testing, exercise prescription for disease populations, exercise training and patho-physiology of chronic disease.
Neil's main research interests in exercise science are in exercise therapy for the management of chronic disease. Specifically Neil is interested in the role of intermittent ischaemia and hypoxia on the ability to improve blood vessel function. Neil has worked extensively with people with heart failure and type II diabetes. Neil has also completed >70 meta-analyses of the various benefits of exercise training in patients with chronic disease such as heart failure and renal failure. Neil provides an exercise physiology clinic so people with chronic illnesses in the local community can access the benefits of regular physical exercise.
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