J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 2021 Jul;41(4):277-281
Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Mss Malian and Ammerman and Drs Smith, Hoffman, Jiang, Sherwood, and Blumenthal) and Medicine (Dr Kraus), Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina; and Department of Medicine (Dr Hinderliter), University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Purpose: To explore individual differences in state anxiety following a single, acute bout of aerobic exercise among anxious patients with diagnosed coronary heart disease (CHD).
Methods: One hundred eighteen CHD patients with elevated symptoms of anxiety enrolled in the UNderstanding the Benefits of Exercise and Escitalopram in Anxious Patients WIth coroNary Heart Disease (UNWIND) clinical trial rated their level of anxiety using a 100-mm visual analog scale before and after a symptom-limited exercise treadmill test. A number of exercise (eg, peak oxygen uptake, exercise duration, maximum heart rate, anaerobic threshold) and psychological variables were examined as potential predictors of exercise response. Read More