The importance of cardiorespiratory fitness in the United States: the need for a national registry

Source: Circulation 2013, 125 (5), p. 652-662

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Date of publication: February 2013

Publication type: Policy statement

In a nutshell: Cardiorespiratory fitness is recognised as an important marker of cardiovascular health. Currently it is the only major risk factor that is not routinely and regularly assessed in the clinical setting. This policy statement by the American Heart Association calls for the development of a national adult cardiorespiratory fitness registry for the US population. It also outlines how such a database could better inform national policy on physical activity and health.

Length of publication: 11 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement: American Heart Association

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