Pre-Exercise Cardiology Screening Guidelines for Asymptomatic Patients with Diabetes

Siddhartha Angadi, Glenn Gaesser

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    Coronary heart disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in persons with diabetes mellitus. Exercise is an important cornerstone in the treatment and management of diabetes but is also associated with a heightened risk of sudden cardiac death in those with occult coronary heart disease. Before beginning a physical activity program that involves anything greater than moderate intensity exercise, consideration should be given to screening asymptomatic persons with diabetes for silent myocardial ischemia.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)379-392
    Number of pages14
    JournalClinics in Sports Medicine
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Jul 2009


    • Asymptomatic
    • Cardiovascular disease risk
    • Diabetes
    • Exercise
    • Screening
    • Silent myocardial ischemia

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
    • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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