Article Abstract

Cardiorespiratory fitness and muscular strength in late adolescence protects against long-term heart failure risk

Authors: Michael D. Morledge, Carl J. Lavie


Physical fitness is one of the strongest predictors of cardiovascular (CV) disease (CVD) and all-cause morbidity and mortality (1). Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), and more recently muscular strength (MusS), have been increasingly recognized in the pathogenesis and prevention of chronic diseases (1).