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Assessing exercise intensity in cardiac rehabilitation: the use of a Polar heart rate monitor

Assessing exercise intensity in cardiac rehabilitation: the use of a Polar heart rate monitor
Assessing exercise intensity in cardiac rehabilitation: the use of a Polar heart rate monitor
Objective: To assess the accuracy of a Polar heart rate monitor in measuring heart rate in exercising cardiac rehabilitation patients.

Design: Simultaneous heart rate recordings comparing results from the Polar monitor with those from Holter monitoring and intermittent pulse rate as measured by radial artery palpation.

Setting: Exercise sessions in a community-based cardiac
rehabilitation centre.

Patients: Twenty phase III cardiac rehabilitation patients recovering from an acute cardiac event.

Main outcome measures: Comparison of heart rates recorded by the two systems and by pulse rate measurement.

Results: The Polar monitor gave results very similar to those from Holter monitoring. Intermittent pulse rate measurement gave a limited and less accurate view of the intensity of the exercise session.

Conclusion: The Polar heart rate monitor gives accurate readings during cardiac rehabilitation exercise sessions at low cost. It is a useful tool which allows assessment of exercise intensity which is not available from intermittent radial pulse rate measurement.

exercise intensity, cardiac rehabilitation, Polar monitor, heart rate
1749-6403
534-538
Bethell, Hugh
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Letford, Sandra
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Evans, Julia
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Turner, Sally
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Maskell, Joe
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Bethell, Hugh
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Bethell, Hugh, Letford, Sandra, Evans, Julia, Turner, Sally and Maskell, Joe (2008) Assessing exercise intensity in cardiac rehabilitation: the use of a Polar heart rate monitor. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 3 (11), 534-538.

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Abstract

Objective: To assess the accuracy of a Polar heart rate monitor in measuring heart rate in exercising cardiac rehabilitation patients.

Design: Simultaneous heart rate recordings comparing results from the Polar monitor with those from Holter monitoring and intermittent pulse rate as measured by radial artery palpation.

Setting: Exercise sessions in a community-based cardiac
rehabilitation centre.

Patients: Twenty phase III cardiac rehabilitation patients recovering from an acute cardiac event.

Main outcome measures: Comparison of heart rates recorded by the two systems and by pulse rate measurement.

Results: The Polar monitor gave results very similar to those from Holter monitoring. Intermittent pulse rate measurement gave a limited and less accurate view of the intensity of the exercise session.

Conclusion: The Polar heart rate monitor gives accurate readings during cardiac rehabilitation exercise sessions at low cost. It is a useful tool which allows assessment of exercise intensity which is not available from intermittent radial pulse rate measurement.

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Published date: November 2008
Keywords: exercise intensity, cardiac rehabilitation, Polar monitor, heart rate
Organisations: Primary Care & Population Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 69967
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/69967
ISSN: 1749-6403
PURE UUID: 5c78a13b-888f-4b12-81b1-412b7baeeb58

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Date deposited: 06 Jan 2010
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:05

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