Writing 2020 – 2022

Publications, Chapters, Books

  1. Ades PA, Balady GJ, Berra K, Franklin BA, Froelicher V, Hamm LF, Kaminsky LA, Williams MA. The Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention at 40 years and its role in the evolution of cardiac rehabilitation. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention 40(1):2-8, 2020. doi: 10.1097/HCR.0000000000000494.
  2. Franklin BA, Thompson PD, Al-Zaiti SS, Albert CM, France-Hivert M, Levine BD, Lobelo F, Madan K, Sharrief AZ, Eijsvogels TMH. Exercise-related acute cardiovascular events and potential deleterious adaptations following long-term exercise training: placing the risks into perspective — an update. A scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation 141:e705-e736, 2020. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000749.
  3. Brown EC, Franklin BA, Regensteiner JG, Stewart K. Effects of single bout resistance exercise on glycemic control, insulin sensitivity, and cardiovascular risk in adult-onset diabetes. Journal of Diabetes and its Complications 34(8):107610, 2020. doi: 10.1016/jdiacomp.2020.107610.
  4. Franklin BA, Myers J, Kokkinos P. Importance of lifestyle modification on cardiovascular risk reduction: counseling strategies to maximize patient outcomes. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention 40:138-143, 2020. doi: 10.1097/HCR.0000000000000496.
  5. Franklin BA, Brubaker PH, Harber MP, Lavie CJ, Myers J, Kaminsky LA. The Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention at 40 years and its role in promoting lifestyle medicine for prevention of cardiovascular diseases: Part 1. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention 40:131-137, 2020. doi: 10.1097/HCR.0000000000000514.
  6. Franklin BA, Brubaker PH, Harber MP, Lavie CJ, Myers J, Kaminsky LA. The Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention at 40 years and its role in promoting lifestyle medicine for prevention of cardiovascular diseases: Part 2. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention 40:209-214, 2020. doi: 10.1097/HCR.0000000000000523.
  7. Riebe D, Baggish AL, Franklin BA, Jaworski CA, Thompson PD. The new ACSM recommendations for preventing cardiovascular events at fitness facilities. ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal November/December 24(6):10-17, 2020.
  8. Jae SY, Kurl S, Kunutsor SK, Franklin BA, Laukkanen JA. Relation of maximal systolic blood pressure during exercise testing to the risk of sudden cardiac death in men with and without cardiovascular disease. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology 27(19):2220-2222, 2020. doi: 10.1177/2047487319880031. Epub 2019 Oct 11.
  9. Mehta A, Kondamudi N, Laukkanen JA, Wisløff U, Franklin B, Arena R, Lavie CJ, Pandey A. Running away from cardiovascular disease at the right speed: The impact of aerobic physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness on cardiovascular disease risk and associated subclinical phenotypes. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases 63(6):762-774, 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.pcad.2020.11.004.
  10. Jae SY, Heffernan K, Kurl S, Kunutsor SK, Franklin BA, Savonen K, Laukkanen JA. Chronotropic response to exercise testing and the risk of stroke: A prospective cohort study. American Journal of Cardiology 143:46-50, 2021. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2020.12.042.
  11. Tagami T, Almahariq MF, Balanescu DV, Quinn TJ, Dilworth JT, Franklin BA, Bilolikar A. Usefulness of coronary computed tomographic angiography to evaluate coronary disease in radiotherapy-treated breast cancer survivors. American Journal of Cardiology 143:14-21, 2021. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2020.12.038.
  12. Thompson PD, Baggish AL, Franklin B, Jaworski C, Riebe D. American College of Sports Medicine Expert Consensus Statement to update and expand recommendations for screening, staffing, and emergency policies at health-fitness facilities. Curr Sports Med Rep 19(9):223-231, 2020.
  13. Kokkinos P, Kaminsky LA, Arena R, Zhang J, Franklin B, Kraus W, Triantafyllidi H, Benas D, Whellan DJ. Myers J. New equations for predicting maximal oxygen uptake in patients with heart failure. American Journal of Cardiology 128:7-11, 2020. doi: 1016/j.amjcard.2020.04.049.
  14. Franklin BA. How hard are you exercising? Scientists use metabolic equivalents to gauge capacity and workload. Bottom Line Health January, 35(1):13, 2021.
  15. Araya-Ramirez F, Moncada-Jimenez J, Grandjean PW, Franklin BA. Improved walk test performance and blood pressure responses in men and women completing cardiac rehabilitation: Implications regarding exercise trainability. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine February 22, 2021. doi: 10.1177/1559827621995129.
  16. Willis BL, Radford NB, Barlow CE, Leonard D, Franklin BA, DeFina LF. Divergent association of high levels of physical activity with cardiac versus non-cardiac arterial calcification. American Heart Journal Mar;233:10-13, 2021. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2020.11.007.
  17. Jae SY, Busawat K, Kurl S, Kunutsor SK, Fernhall B, Franklin BA, Laukkanen JA. (Research Letter). Cardiorespiratory fitness attenuates the increased risk of sudden cardiac death associated with low socioeconomic status. American Journal of Cardiology Apr 15;145:164-165, 2021. j.amjcard.2021.01.012. PMID 33503411.
  18. Franklin BA. Evolution of the ACSM Guidelines: Historical perspectives, new insights, and practical implications. ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal (March/April) 25;2:26-32, 2021.
  19. Quindry JC, Franklin BA. Exercise preconditioning as a cardioprotective phenotype. American Journal of Cardiology Jun 2;148:8-15, 2021. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2021.02.030. PMID: 33675772.
  20. O’Connell TF, Trivax J, Franklin BA. Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular events: New insights. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention May 1;41(3):137-140, 2021. doi: 10.1097/HCR.0000000000000608. PMID: 33907071.
  21. Jae SY, Heffernan KS, Kurl S, Kunutsor SK, Kim C-H, Johnson BD, Franklin BA, Laukkanen JA. Cardiorespiratory fitness, inflammation, and the incident risk of pneumonia. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention May 1;41(3):199-201, 2021. doi: 10.1097/HCR.0000000000000581. PMID: 33560044.
  22. Jae SY, Kurl S, Bunsawat K, Franklin BA, Choo J, Kunutsor SK, Kauhanen J, Laukkanen JA. Impact of cardiorespiratory fitness on survival in men with low socioeconomic status. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology May 8;28(4):450-455, 2021. doi: 10.1177/2047487319901057. PMID: 33966081.
  23. Franklin BA. Exercise makes the heart resilient: Even occasional exercise can help you survive a heart attack. Bottom Line Health June, 35(6):3, 2021.
  24. Franklin BA. Survival of the fittest: Work harder, live longer. Bottom Line Health August, 35(8):16, 2021.
  25. Franklin BA. Sex after a heart attack. Bottom Line Health August, 35(8), 2021.
  26. Franklin BA. Can exercise trigger a heart attack? Putting the risk into perspective. Bottom Line Health September, 35(9):3, 2021.
  27. Franklin BA, Sperling M. Are you making these blood pressure mistakes? Common practices can lead to incorrect blood pressure readings and hypertension mismanagement. Bottom Line Health November, 35(11), 2021.
  28. Franklin BA. Compounders of the COVID crisis: the “perfect storm”. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings Aug 23;35(1):133-136, 2021. doi: 10.1080/08998280.2021.1961568.
  29. Mehta NK, Strickling J, Mark E, Swineheart S, Puthumana J, Lavie CJ, Haines DE, Franklin BA. Beyond cardioversion, ablation and pharmacotherapies: Risk factors, lifestyle change and behavioral counseling strategies in the prevention and treatment of atrial fibrillation. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases May-June, 66:2-9, 2021. doi: 10.1016/j.pcad.2021.05.002.
  30. Patel J, Contractor A, Franklin BA. Effects of supervised exercise-based telerehabilitation on walk test performance and quality of life in patients in India with chronic disease: combating COVID-19. International Journal of Telerehabilitation June 22;13(1):e6349, 2021. doi: 10.5195/ijt.2021.6349.
  31. Swain DP, Franklin BA. Exercise prescription methods. COUNTERPOINT: Theoretical and empirical basis for equating heart rate reserve with VO2 Journal of Clinical Exercise Physiology September;10(3):97-101, 2021. doi: 10.31189/2165-6193-10.3.97.
  32. Swain DP, Franklin BA. Exercise prescription methods: Counterpoint rebuttal. Journal of Clinical Exercise Physiology September;10(3):104-105, 2021.
  33. Franklin BA, Rusia A, Haskin-Popp C, Tawney A. Chronic stress, exercise and cardiovascular disease: Placing the benefits and risks of physical activity into perspective. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health September 21;18(18):9922, 2021. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18189922.
  34. Nauman J, Franklin BA, Nes BM, Sallis RE, Sawada SS, Marinović J, Stensvold D, Lavie CJ, Tari AR, Wisløff U. Association between personal activity intelligence and mortality: Population-based China Kadoorie Biobank Study. Mayo Clinic Proceedings April, 97(4):668-681, 2021. doi: 10.1016/ j.mayocp.2021.10.022.
  35. Franklin BA, Quindry J. High level physical activity in cardiac rehabilitation: Implications for exercise training and leisure-time pursuits. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases Jan-Feb.;70:22-32, 2022. doi: 10.1016/j.pcad.2021.12.005.
  36. Franklin BA, Arena R, Kaminsky LA, Peterman JE, Kokkinos P, Myers J. Maximizing the cardioprotective benefits of exercise with age-, sex-, and fitness-adjusted target intensities for training. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology 29(1):e1-e3, 2022. doi: 10.1093/eurjpc/zwaa094.
  37. Rusia A, Schott J, Franklin B, Dixon S. Correlation of peripheral and central venous pressure in patients who underwent right heart catheterization: Implications for management of heart failure. American Journal of Cardiology Jan 20;S0002-9149(21)01211-X, 2022. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2021.12.011.
  38. Franklin BA. Shoveling the driveway can be hazardous to your health. Bottom Line Health, February, 36(2), 2022.
  39. Franklin BA. Lessons learned from the pandemic. Self-responsibility is the key to ending everything from the COVID-19 pandemic to the epidemics of diabetes and obesity. Bottom Line Health, May, 37(5), 2022.
  40. Hendrickson KD, Haskin-Popp C, Franklin BA. Questions individuals with cardiac conditions engaging in exercise often ask health fitness professionals: research-based responses. ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal 26(2);29-35, 2022.
  41. Khemraj RR, Solano C, Patel NM, Franklin BA. Impact of social disparities on cardiovascular disease and COVID-19 outcomes: Barriers to care and preventive interventions. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 42(2):84-49, 2022. doi: 10.1097/HCR.0000000000000691.
  42. Franklin BA. Secrets of superachievers. Bottom Line Personal, May, 43(10), 2022.
  43. Sachdev V, Sharma K, Keteyian SJ, Alcain CF, Desvigne-Nickens P, Fleg JL, Florea V, Franklin BA, et al. Supervised exercise training for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). AHA Scientific Statement for Circulation (In press).
  44. Magal M, Franklin BA, Dwyer GB, Riebe D. Back to basics: A critical review of the methodology commonly used to estimate cardiorespiratory fitness. ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal (In press).
  45. Cooper E, Franklin BA. Heart rate variability: Prognostic significance and impactful interventions. ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal (In press).
  46. Tari AR, Selbaek G Bergh S, Skjellegrind H, Franklin B, Aiaei M, Kiripelto M, Nauman J, Wisloff U. Temporal changes in personal activity intelligence and the risk of incident dementia and dementia-related mortality: results from the HUNT Study. eClinical Medicine (In press).
  47. Franklin B. Assume you have heart disease (because you probably do): How to prevent that unexpected heart attack. Bottom Line Health, (In press).
  48. Lavie CJ, Franklin BA, Ferdinand KC. Improving behavioral counseling for primary cardiovascular disease prevention. JAMA Cardiology (In press).
  49. Beatty AL, Beckie TM, Dodson J, et al. A new era in cardiac rehabilitation delivery: Research gaps, questions, strategies, and priorities. Circulation (“Frontiers” article) (In review).
  50. Franklin BA, Wedig IJ, Sallis RE, Lavie CJ, Elmer SJ. Physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness as modulators of health outcomes: A compelling research-based case presented to the medical community. (Submitted to the Mayo Clinic Proceedings).


  1. Franklin BA. Physical activity strategies (Chapter 6). In: Toth P, Amsterdam E, Wong N (editors). American Society for Preventive Cardiology, 2nd edition, 2020.
  2. Franklin BA, O’Connor FG. UpToDate (Online Module). Exercise for adults: Terminology, patient assessment, and medical clearance. Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, PA, 2021.
  3. Franklin BA, Sallis RE, O’Connor FG. UpToDate (Online Module). Exercise prescription and guidance for adults. Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, PA, 2021.
  4. Franklin BA, Quindry JC. Biochemistry of exercise training and mitigation of cardiovascular disease. In: MacPherson R, Leblanc P, Josse A, Tiidus P (editors). The Routledge Handbook on Biochemistry of Exercise, Routledge, New York, NY. Chapter 29, pp 455-478, 2021.
  5. Lee SK, Khambhati J, Sandsara P, Eapen D, Lundberg G, Margolis B, Gordon N, Franklin B, Sperling L. Comprehensive secondary cardiovascular prevention and cardiac rehabilitation after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. In: Puskas J, Taggart D (editors). Coronary Bypass Grafting Surgery. Oxford University Press, 2021.
  6. Franklin BA, Zhu W. Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation: Helping Patients Help Themselves. Monterey Bay, CA: Healthy Learning, 2021.
  7. Franklin BA. GPS for Success: Skills, Strategies, and Secrets of Superachievers. Productivity Press, NY, NY, 2022.


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