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Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Cardiometabolic Diseases

Prevention and Management in Clinical Practice

  • Peter Kokkinos
  • Puneet Narayan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Mark A. Chapman, Carl Johan Sundberg
    Pages 11-22
  3. Eva-Karin Gidlund
    Pages 23-48
  4. Nabanita Kundu, Cleyton C. Domingues, Sabyasachi Sen
    Pages 49-56
  5. Anastassios Philippou, Costas Chryssanthopoulos, Maria Maridaki, George Dimitriadis, Michael Koutsilieris
    Pages 57-96
  6. Joshua C. Tremblay, Kyra E. Pyke
    Pages 97-121
  7. Hayley V. MacDonald, Linda S. Pescatello
    Pages 137-168
  8. Peter Kokkinos, Puneet Narayan, Andreas Pittaras
    Pages 181-190
  9. Eric S. Nylén, Shruti M. Gandhi, Raj Lakshman
    Pages 207-215
  10. Louise de Lannoy, Robert Ross
    Pages 229-250
  11. Michelle Phuong Nguyen, Sergey Kachur, Carl J. Lavie
    Pages 251-263
  12. J. Larry Durstine, Elizabeth Anderson, Ryan R. Porter, Xuewen Wang
    Pages 265-293
  13. Jonathan Myers, Peter Kokkinos
    Pages 319-333
  14. Steven P. Hooker, Michelle N. McDonnell
    Pages 335-347

About this book


This book examines the links between physical activity (PA), cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. It presents an overview of the role of PA and CRF in the prevention and management of risk factors associated with cardiometabolic diseases such as hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, dyslipidemia, obesity, and atherosclerosis. In addition, it explores how these risks vary with different populations such as the elderly and people of various racial backgrounds. The book also highlights risks associated with exercise and presents a prescription for appropriate and efficacious exercise to minimize risk and maximize health benefits for the heart. Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Prevention and Management of Cardiometabolic Disease is an essential resource for physicians, exercise physiologists, medical students, residents, fellows, nurses, and researchers in cardiology, cardiorespiratory fitness, exercise science, health promotion and disease prevention, public health, and epidemiology.


Cardiorespiratory fitness Cardiorespiratory fitness and congenital heart disease Cardiorespiratory fitness and heart failure Cardiorespiratory fitness and stroke Cardiorespiratory fitness and type 2 diabetes Cardiovascular and metabolic diseases Cardiovascular and metabolic health Disease prevention and management Management of cardiometabolic diseases Physical activity and cardiovascular health Prevention of cardiometabolic diseases

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Kokkinos
    • 1
  • Puneet Narayan
    • 2
  1. 1.Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Rutgers University Department of Kinesiology and HealthUniversity of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health SciencesWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.Clinical Research Institute of Northern VirginiaBurkeUSA

About the editors

Peter Kokkinos PhD, FAHA, FACSM


Georgetown University School of Medicine

George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences


Cardiometabolic Health Research Unit

Veterans Affairs Medical Center

50 Irving Street, NW

Washington, DC, 20422


Puneet Narayan, MD, FACP, FAHA, FASH

Director, Clinical Research Institute of Northern Virginia

Burke, VA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Cardiometabolic Diseases
  • Book Subtitle Prevention and Management in Clinical Practice
  • Editors Peter Kokkinos
    Puneet Narayan
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-04815-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-04816-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 443
  • Number of Illustrations 31 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
    Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
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