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Adherence of heart failure patients to exercise: barriers and possible solutions: a position statement of the Study Group on Exercise Training in Heart Failure of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology.
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PMID:  22499542     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The practical management of heart failure remains a challenge. Not only are heart failure patients expected to adhere to a complicated pharmacological regimen, they are also asked to follow salt and fluid restriction, and to cope with various procedures and devices. Furthermore, physical training, whose benefits have been demonstrated, is highly recommended by the recent guidelines issued by the European Society of Cardiology, but it is still severely underutilized in this particular patient population. This position paper addresses the problem of non-adherence, currently recognized as a main obstacle to a wide implementation of physical training. Since the management of chronic heart failure and, even more, of training programmes is a multidisciplinary effort, the current manuscript intends to reach cardiologists, nurses, physiotherapists, as well as psychologists working in the field.
Viviane M Conraads; Christi Deaton; Ewa Piotrowicz; Nuria Santaularia; Stephanie Tierney; Massimo F Piepoli; Burkert Pieske; Jean-Paul Schmid; Kenneth Dickstein; Piotr P Ponikowski; Tiny Jaarsma
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-04-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of heart failure     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1879-0844     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Heart Fail.     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-24     Completed Date:  2012-11-19     Revised Date:  2012-12-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100887595     Medline TA:  Eur J Heart Fail     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  451-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Antwerp University Hospital, Wilrijkstraat 10, Edegem, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise Therapy / psychology*
Heart Failure / psychology,  therapy*
Patient Compliance / psychology*
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Eur J Heart Fail. 2012 Jul;14(7):802

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