Physical Activity, Exercise & Rehabilitation
Our group performs clinical research in the field of primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
A research focus is physical activity assessment and structured exercise interventions in cardiovascular and cardio-oncology rehabilitation programmes, including telerehabilitation. Main patient populations studied are acute and chronic coronary syndromes, heart failure, cancer with cardiotoxic therapies, and cardiovascular patients with diabetes mellitus.
We have a strong research collaboration with the Lifestyle and Behaviour Research Group and the Cardiometabolic Research Group of the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM).
Specific research tools
- Accelerometers (fitbit, Axivity) for objective quantification of physical activity volume and intensity
- Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) for determining cardiorespiratory fitness and ventilatory thresholds, identification of exercise limiting systems, and prognostic stratification
- Telemedicine devices for recording biosignals (ECG, heart rate, blood pressure, blood sugar, body weight)
PD. Dr. Sc. nat. Prisca Eser
Head of Research Group
+41 31 632 4398
Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Wilhelm
Medical Director, Medical Division Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine
+41 31 632 8986