Cardiac rehabilitation

VO2max testing for exercise professionals using fit.test. You are an exercise professional, but do you have mastery over aerobic fitness testing and programming for your clients? If not or you are not sure, then fit.test (https://myfittest.com.au/) will provide you with some simple, powerful and easy...

This post is for ALL exercise professionals who conduct preparticipation screening before they program a new client for an exercise program. Why is it important to pre-screen? Well, there's a very small increase in risk of sudden cardiac death during exercise compared to rest. But...

Exercise Services; Indications and Contraindications; Case Study Hi, I'm Steve Selig, founder of fit.test, and in this video I'm going to talk about cardiac rehabilitation for exercise professionals. In part one of this series, I'll talk about the exercise services that are effective within a cardiac rehab plan, and...

When and how to start exercise for a new client in cardiac rehab Hi, I'm Steve Selig, founder of fit.test in Part 2 of this series on cardiac rehabilitation for exercise professionals, I'm going to present some of the information on when to start exercise after an acute...

How exercise professionals can use the 2020 ESC guidelines part 1: the exercise paradox, pre-participation screening and exercise assessments; cardiometabolic disease, coronary artery disease. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEKJVWgmih8 This is part one of a five part series on the 2020 European Society of cardiology guidelines on sports cardiology and exercising...

How exercise professionals can use the 2020 ESC guidelines: myocardial bridging, anomalous origins of coronaries, heart failure, heart transplant and valve diseases This is part two of a five part series on the 2020 European Society of cardiology guidelines on sports cardiology. Myocardial bridging is usually...

How exercise professionals can use the 2020 ESC guidelines part 3: aortopathies, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, myocarditis, congenital heart disease This is part three of a five-part series on the 2020 European Society of cardiology guidelines on sports cardiology. This topic includes summaries of exercise approaches...

How exercise professionals can use the 2020 ESC guidelines part 4: arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation and atrial and ventricular tachycardias, long QT and Brugada syndrome; implantable cardioverter defibrillators In part four of my summary of the 2020 European Society of cardiology guidelines for exercise professionals, I’ve...

Aortic stenosis is a calcified valve that partially obstructs blood flow out of the heart into the main artery, the aorta The biggest problem for the heart is that the main pumping chamber, the left ventricle, needs to pump much harder to disgorge enough blood out...

Aortic stenosis: aortic valve replacement (AVR) and transcatheter aortic valve implantation / replacement (TAVI / TAVR) In the second of my series on aortic stenosis, I will summarise for you the main interventions that are used for severely ill individuals, These patients need the diseased...

Aortic stenosis: how exercise professionals can work with clients with aortic stenosis In this third video in my series on aortic stenosis for exercise professionals, I’m going to show you how you can make some simple adjustments for blood pressure that you might be measuring in...

Aortic stenosis for exercise professionals: estimating safe systolic blood pressures before and during exercise In the fourth part of my series on aortic stenosis for exercise professionals, I have provided a simple table that will guide you in how to work with clients with aortic stenosis...

Atrial fibrillation: summary of what is AF, the main therapeutic approaches including medications and ablation therapies, and what to do as an exercise professional Hi, I'm Steve Selig, the founder of fit.test. Some of my subscribers have asked me to put the main issues concerning atrial...

Atrial fibrillation: medications, ablation therapies, case study (AVN ablation, PPM, AICD) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyETHrId-q0 Medications for atrial fibrillation Hi Steve Selig, founder of fit.test. I want to start by quickly summarizing the main medical interventions for people with atrial fibrillation. First, antiarrhythmic medications are designed to try to get people back into...

Atrial fibrillation and exercise: what some of the literature says This post is on the topic of exercise and atrial fibrillation (AF) directed for exercise professionals and I’ll be talking about what some of the literature concerning causes and triggers of AF, including in response to...

Atrio-ventricular nodal (AVN) blocks for exercise professionals: part 1: categories of AVN blocks and indications and contraindications for exercise; case study 1 This is the first of my small series on atrioventricular nodal blocks (AVN blocks) specifically for exercise professionals and in part one of this...

Atrio-ventricular nodal (AVN) blocks for exercise professionals: part 2: categories of AVN blocks and indications and contraindications for exercise, continued; case study 2 In the second of my two part series on atrioventricular nodal blocks (AVN blocks) for exercise professionals, I have continued to summarise the...

Atrial septal defect (ASD) and patent foramen ovale (PFO) sometimes cause hypoxia and can even cause a stroke: using a haemodynamic approach to understand the physiology and its implications for exercise The topic of this blog is on atrial septal defects (ASD) and patent foramen ovale...