Accession Number : AD0456653


Title :   THE EFFECT OF PHYSICAL CONDITIONING ON AN INDIVIDUAL BEFORE AND AFTER SUFFERING A MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION,


Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OKLAHOMA CITY OK CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST


Personal Author(s) : Naughton, John ; Balke, Bruno ; Nagle, Francis


Report Date : Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 10


Abstract : Personnel engaged in aviation activities are not exempted from the development of coronary heart disease: a 54 year old white male suffered an acute inferoseptal myocardial infarction after he had voluntarily taken part in a regular exercise program designed to improve the conditions of existing hypertension, over-weight and hypercholesterolemia. The post-infarct recuperation was uncomplicated. Four weeks later physical activities were slowly increased from day to day. A remarkable progress in restoring cardio-respiratory efficiency was observed when the training was switched from dull types of exercises to simply competitive ball games. The training response was similar to that observed in normal individuals. Twenty and 23 weeks post-infarct this individual was normotensive, had a normal serum cholesterol concentration and a near-normal body weight. In addition, his capacity for making cardio-respiratory adjustments to high metabolic demands exceeded the originally established level. (Author)


Descriptors :   CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES , HEART , PATHOLOGY , BIOCHEMISTRY , EXERCISE(PHYSIOLOGY) , OBESITY , STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY) , TRAINING , THERAPY , METABOLISM , RESPIRATION , PHYSIOLOGY , ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY , BLOOD PRESSURE , BLOOD CHEMISTRY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE