This conference will be held 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm EST. The time shown below this itinerary may be adjusted to your local time zone.
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John P. Porcari, PhD, RCEP, FACSM, MAACVPR
It seems that patients in our cardiac rehabilitation programs are getting younger and younger. Thus, it is reasonable to assume that some of them may want to engage in recreational or sporting activities that traditionally have been viewed as off limits or unsafe for someone with cardiovascular disease. This talk will critically evaluate whether or not it is safe for someone with coronary artery disease to run a marathon, climb a 14,000 foot mountain ("a 14er"), do cross-fit, or engage in other activities that may be on their Bucket List.
1. Identify the mechanism of death during exercise in individuals with coronary artery disease.
2. Evaluate whether or not it is safe for a patient with coronary artery disease to run a marathon.
3. Evaluate whether or not if is safe for a cardiac patient to climb "a 14er."
4. Evaluate whether or not it is safe for a cardiac patient to safely participate in Cross-Fit.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
John is a Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He teaches courses in exercise testing and prescription, cardiovascular physiology, electrocardiography, and statistics. Additionally, he is Program Director of the Clinical Exercise Physiology graduate program. John is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and a Master Fellow of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). He won a Distinguished Service Award from AACVPR in 1995, was the President of AACVPR in 2003, and was awarded the AACVPR Award of Excellence in 2010. John has authored or co-authored over 475 abstracts and 250 invited or peer-reviewed journal articles. His research has focused primarily on the acute physiological responses and training effects consequent to a variety of exercise modalities, particularly new products on the market.