<p>Current cardiovascular disease decision support systems (DSS) rely primarily on ontologies that characterize and quantify disease, recommending appropriate pharmacotherapy (PT) and/or surgical interventions (SI). PubMed and Google Scholar searches reveal no specific ontologies or literature related to DSS for recommending physical activity (PA) and diet interventions (DI) for cardiovascular health and fitness (CVHF) improvement. This dearth of CVHF-PA/DI structured knowledge repositories has resulted in a scarcity of user-friendly tools for scientifically validated information retrieval about CVHF improvement. Advancement of health science depends on timely development and implementation of health (rather than disease) ontologies. We developed a time-efficient workflow for constructing/maintaining structured knowledge repositories capable of providing informational underpinnings for CVHF- PA/DI ontologies and DSS that support health promotion, including precise, personalized exercise prescription. This workflow creates conceptual lattices about effects of varied PA on CVHF. These conceptual maps lay the foundation for accelerated creation of health-focused ontologies, which ultimately equip DSS with CVHF knowledge related PA and DI.</p>

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International Conference on Biomedical Ontology and BioCreative (ICBO BioCreative 2016)
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CEUR-ws.org Volume 1747
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