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The need for exercise sciences and an integrated response to COVID-19: a position statement from the international HL-PIVOT network

Faghy, MA, Arena, R, Stoner, L, Haraf, RH, Josephson, R, Hills, AP ORCID: 0000-0002-7787-7201, Dixit, S, Popovic, D, Smith, A, Myers, J, Bacon, SL, Niebauer, J, Dourado, VZ, Babu, AS, Maden-Wilkinson, TM, Copeland, RJ, Gough, LA, Bond, S, Stuart, K, Bewick, T and Ashton, REM 2021 , 'The need for exercise sciences and an integrated response to COVID-19: a position statement from the international HL-PIVOT network' , Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, vol. 67 , pp. 2-10 , doi: 10.1016/j.pcad.2021.01.004.

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COVID-19 is one of the biggest health crises that the world has seen. Whilst measures to abate transmission and infection are ongoing, there continues to be growing numbers of patients requiring chronic support, which is already putting a strain on health care systems around the world and which may do so for years to come. A legacy of COVID-19 will be a long-term requirement to support patients with dedicated rehabilitation and support services. With many clinical settings characterized by a lack of funding and resources, the need to provide these additional services could overwhelm clinical capacity. This position statement from the Healthy Living for Pandemic Event Protection (HL-PIVOT) Network provides a collaborative blueprint focused on leading research and developing clinical guidelines, bringing together professionals with expertise in clinical services and the exercise sciences to develop the evidence base needed to improve outcomes for patients infected by COVID-19.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Faghy, MA and Arena, R and Stoner, L and Haraf, RH and Josephson, R and Hills, AP and Dixit, S and Popovic, D and Smith, A and Myers, J and Bacon, SL and Niebauer, J and Dourado, VZ and Babu, AS and Maden-Wilkinson, TM and Copeland, RJ and Gough, LA and Bond, S and Stuart, K and Bewick, T and Ashton, REM
Keywords: COVID-19, exercise sciences, integrated roles, rehabilitation, sports medicine
Journal or Publication Title: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
Publisher: Saunders Co.
ISSN: 0033-0620
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/j.pcad.2021.01.004
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