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Assessment of a circuit of exercises through heart rate response.
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PMID:  7628886     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: A circuit of seven exercises was designed for a cardiac population. This study evaluated whether the patients achieved their training heart rate during the circuit, recommended to be 70-85% of the maximum heart rate achieved during an exercise test. DESIGN: Patients were randomly allocated to a starting exercise to balance any order effect from performing the exercises in a given sequence. Each of the seven exercises was performed for 30 s, so one circuit lasted 3.5 min. The circuit was repeated five times. PATIENTS: Twenty patients who had had myocardial infarctions within 6 weeks of the study participated. OUTCOME: Heart rate was measured to assess the stress placed on the cardiorespiratory system during the circuit. Measurements were taken at 10 and 20 s following the termination of each exercise and over two repetitions of the circuit (a total of 14 exercise periods). RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Comparisons of the readings taken at 10 and 20 s indicated, contrary to previously published findings, that no significant heart rate deceleration occurred within this period. Every exercise maintained the mean heart rate within the specified band of 70-85% of the maximum heart rate achieved during the exercise test. The study has shown that the selected exercises were suitable for use during a cardiac rehabilitation programme.
J Marcelino; M Harms
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0167-5273     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1995 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-09-05     Completed Date:  1995-09-05     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  153-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Physiotherapy Service, Camden and Islington Health Services NHS Trust, Middlesex Hospital, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise Test
Exercise Therapy*
Heart / physiopathology
Heart Rate*
Lung / physiopathology
Middle Aged
Monitoring, Physiologic
Myocardial Infarction / drug therapy,  rehabilitation*
Stress, Physiological / physiopathology

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