Prolific UTA Professor explores the effects of exercise across heart failure continuum
In the last year, Mark Haykowsky, a professor and the College’s Moritz Chair in Geriatrics, has published more than a dozen articles on exercise limitations in heart failure with preserved or reduced ejection fraction, upper limits of human performance after a heart transplant, and lifestyle interventions to improve cardiorespiratory fitness in breast cancer survivors.
The articles were published in several leading scientific journals, including Circulation, Nature Review’s Cardiology, Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Journal of Applied Physiology.
Haykowsky is a leading expert on exercise physiology and rehabilitation in heart failure.
His research points to one common theme:
“It’s never too late to exercise. You can always improve your exercise capacity even if you are very de-conditioned,” said Haykowsky, who also directs the College’s Integrated Cardiovascular and Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation (iCARE) Laboratory as well as the College’s FitSTEPS for Life Cancer Rehabilitation Program.