Studies on the Effect of Exercise on Cardiovascular Function
III. Cardiovascular Response to Exercise in Patients with Healed Myocardial Infarction
Asymptomatic male patients with healed myocardial infarction were studied with respect to the effect of exercise on cardiac output, mean circulation time, blood pressure, and pulse rate. A group of normal men in the same age group served as a control group. It was found that the hemodynamic response of the patients to exercise is very similar to that of the normal group except that the pulse rate in the former increases more than that of the latter group. The probable significance of this minor difference is discussed.
- © 1954 American Heart Association, Inc.