Position papers

Secondary prevention through comprehensive cardiovascular rehabilitation: From knowledge to implementation

Ambrosetti M, Abreu A, Corrà U, Davos CH, Hansen D, Frederix I, Iliou MC, Pedretti RF, Schmid JP, Vigorito C, Voller H, Wilhelm M, Piepoli MF, Bjarnason-Wehrens B, Berger T, Cohen-Solal A, Cornelissen V, Dendale P, Doehner W, Gaita D, Gevaert AB, Kemps H, Kraenkel N, Laukkanen J, Mendes M, Niebauer J, Simonenko M, Zwisler AO. 2020 update. A position paper from the Secondary Prevention and Rehabilitation Section of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2020 Apr 7:2047487320913379. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33611446.

Comprehensive multicomponent cardiac rehabilitation in cardiac implantable electronic devices recipients: a consensus document from the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC; Secondary prevention and rehabilitation section) and European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)

Pedretti RFE, Iliou MC, Israel CW, Abreu A, Miljoen H, Corrà U, Stellbrink C, Gevaert AB, Theuns DA, Piepoli MF, Reibis R, Schmid JP, Wilhelm M, Heidbuchel H, Völler H; Document reviewers. Europace. 2021 Feb 26:euaa427. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33636723.

Exercise intensity assessment and prescription in cardiovascular rehabilitation and beyond: why and how

Hansen D, Abreu A, Ambrosetti M, Cornelissen V, Gevaert A, Kemps H, Laukkanen JA, Pedretti R, Simonenko M, Wilhelm M.  A position statement from the Secondary Prevention and Rehabilitation Section of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology. Eur J Prev Cardiol 2021; e-pub ahead of print.

Research publications

The European Association of Preventive Cardiology Exercise Prescription in Everyday Practice and Rehabilitative Training (EXPERT) tool

Hansen D, Dendale P, Coninx K, Vanhees L, Piepoli MF, Niebauer J, Cornelissen V, Pedretti R, Geurts E, Rovelo Ruiz G, Corrà U, Schmid JP, Greco E, Davos CH, Edelmann F, Abreu A, Rauch B, Ambrosetti M, Sarzi Braga S, Barna O, Beckers P, Bussotti M, Fagard R, Faggiano P, Garcia-Porrero E, Kouidi E, Lamotte M, Neunhäuserer D, Reibis R, Spruit MA, Stettler C, Takken T, Tonoli C, Vigorito C, Völler H, Doherty P. The European Association of Preventive Cardiology Exercise Prescription in Everyday Practice and Rehabilitative Training (EXPERT) tool: A digital training and decision support system for optimized exercise prescription in cardiovascular disease. Concept, definitions and construction methodology. Eur J Prev Cardiol 2017; 24: 1017-31.

The EAPC EXPERT tool

Hansen D, Coninx K, Dendale P. The EAPC EXPERT tool. Eur Heart J 2017; 38: 2318-20.

Do clinicians prescribe exercise similarly in patients with different cardiovascular diseases?

Hansen D, Rovelo Ruiz G, Doherty P, Iliou MC, Vromen T, Hinton S, Frederix I, Wilhelm M, Schmid JP, Abreu A, Ambrosetti M, Garcia-Porrero E, Coninx K, Dendale P. Do clinicians prescribe exercise similarly in patients with different cardiovascular diseases? Findings from the EAPC EXPERT working group survey. Eur J Prev Cardiol 2018; 25: 682-91.

Exercise prescription in patients with different combinations of cardiovascular disease risk factors: a consensus statement from the EXPERT working group

Hansen D, Niebauer N, Cornelissen V, Barna O, Neunhäuserer D, Stettler C, Tonoli C, Greco E, Fagard R, Coninx K, Vanhees L, Piepoli MF, Pedretti R, Rovelo Ruiz G, Corrà U, Schmid JP, Davos CH, Edelmann F, Abreu A, Rauch B, Ambrosetti M, Sarzi Braga S, Beckers P, Bussotti M, Faggiano P, Garcia-Porrero E, Kouidi E, Lamotte M, Reibis R, Spruit MA, Takken T, Vigorito C, Völler H, Doherty P, Dendale P. Exercise prescription in patients with different combinations of cardiovascular disease risk factors: a consensus statement from the EXPERT working group. Sports Med 2018; 48: 1781-97

How do General Practitioners assess physical activity and prescribe exercise in patients with different cardiovascular diseases?

Foccardi G, Hansen D, Quinto G, Favero C, Coninx K, Rovelo Ruiz G, Dendale P, Niebauer N, Ermolao A, Neunhaeuserer D. How do General Practitioners assess physical activity and prescribe exercise in patients with different cardiovascular diseases? An Italian pilot study. Eur J Prev Cardiol 2020; e-pub ahead of print.

Computerized decision support for exercise prescription in cardiovascular rehabilitation

Hansen D, Rovelo Ruiz G, Coninx K. Computerized decision support for exercise prescription in cardiovascular rehabilitation: high hopes…but still a long way to go. Eur J Prev Cardiol 2020; e-pub ahead of print.

Evaluating the Impact of the HeartHab App on Motivation, Physical Activity, Quality of Life, and Risk Factors of Coronary Artery Disease Patients: Multidisciplinary Crossover Study

Sankaran S, Dendale P, Coninx K. Evaluating the Impact of the HeartHab App on Motivation, Physical Activity, Quality of Life, and Risk Factors of Coronary Artery Disease Patients: Multidisciplinary Crossover Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2019 Apr 4;7(4):e10874