Maria Rita da Silva Alexandre Pinto

Rita Pinto develops her doctoral research on the field of the effects of a long term exercise training in patients with cardiovascular disease in Portugal (funded by the University of Lisbon and Faculty of Human Kinetics). To overcome the lack of knowledge regarding the physiological effects after hospital-based Cardiac Rehabilitation program, a 12 month RCT study is being performed. This study will hopefully contribute to generate evidence-based exercise prescription approaches to prolong the exercise training after the end of hospital-based Cardiac Rehabilitation program. General research lines are: cardiovascular disease, cardiac rehabilitation, exercise testing, oxygen kinetics, exercise prescription.