PLD Opportunity

Resistance Training for People with Heart Failure Virtual Workshop



Monday, 22 April 2024 4:00pm – 6:00pm AEST

This virtual workshop will summarize the existing literature on resistance training (RT) for people with chronic heart failure (CHF). The benefits of RT in people with CHF will be described and common methods to establish an individual with CHF’s RT capacity will be provided. Recommendations for RT exercise prescription in people with CHF will be made. A discussion of the safety considerations for RT in people with CHF will be discussed. 

The American Heart Association (AHA) has just published a new guideline on resistance training (RT) and Neil Smart was invited to present a specific session on RT for people with chronic heart failure (CHF) at the recent AHA Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia, USA, Nov 2023. Both the updated AHA guideline and Professor Smart’s presentation were part of a 4-part symposium entitled “Resistance is not Futile’ and subsequent panel discussion. These recent works provide the ideal, timely opportunity to provide an update to ESSA professionals.

Presented by Professor Neil Smart, AES, AEP