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1Health Appraisal prior to Exercise Testing and ProgramsNeed for risk stratification Risk stratification definitions & guidelinesTools to assess riskPractice applying processOutlineKey value of todaySomeone wants to start a new exercise program…. Can you okay this or do you need to have a consent and maybe an exercise test done before hand?CVD Risk Factors- Increases risk of CVD Can’t be changedHeredity & family historyMale genderIncreasing Can be changedCigarette smoking High serum cholesterolHigh blood pressure Physical inactivityObesityStressPhysical Inactivity as a Risk FactorElevated by AHA to level as other primary, lifestyle risk factors….one of top 4Smoking HighHigh blood pressurePhysical inactivityHigher population riskLower Relative Risk than other RF but…Larger of inactive individualsPercentages of U.S. Population at Risk for Recognized Risk FactorsNeed tools to assess riskPrior to beginning new exercise programIn decision of degree of s of exercise programTo determine i when in program
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