Exercise Prescription for Primary and Secondary Prevention

Physical activity and exercise should be considered bookends along a “keeping active” spectrum, both critical to achieving optimal cardiovascular health. Learn how to effectively educate patients about the minimal level of exercise needed for improved health.

Target Audience

Cardiologists, General Internists, Family Physicians, Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care Physicians, Obstetricians, Gynecologists and Physician Assistants.

Learning Objective

  • Initiate effective patient education discussions about the minimal level of exercise needed for improved health.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Darden, D., Richardson, C., & Jackson, E. A. (2013). Physical activity and exercise for secondary prevention among patients with cardiovascular disease. Current cardiovascular risk reports, 7(6), 411-416.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
04/01/2018
Course expires: 
03/31/2021
Rating: 
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Michael J. Blaha, M.D., MPH
Director, Clinical Research
Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease
Researcher, Clinical Epidemiology
Faculty Appointments, Cardiology and Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, Maryland
Member, Statistics and Fellow-in-Training/Early Career Committees
American Heart Association

Michael J. Blaha, M.D., has disclosed that he receives grant/research support from Amgen and Aetna, and that he is a member of the advisory board for Amgen, Akcea Therapeutics and Sanofi/Regeneron. Dr. Blaha has indicated that his presentation will not include discussion of off-label or unapproved usage.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activit

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
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