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The carvedilol's beta-blockade in heart failure and exercise training's sympathetic blockade in healthy athletes during the rest and peak effort.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20398097     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In recent years, beta-blocker therapy has become a primary pharmacologic intervention in patients with heart failure by blocking the sympathetic activity. To compare the exercise training's sympathetic blockade in healthy subjects (athletes) and the carvedilol's sympathetic blockade in sedentary heart failure patients by the evaluation of the heart rate dynamic during an exercise test. A total of 26 optimized and 49 nonoptimized heart failure patients in a stable condition (for, at least, 3 months), 15 healthy athletes and 17 sedentary healthy subjects were recruited to perform a cardiopulmonary exercise test. The heart rate dynamic (rest, reserve, peak and the peak heart rate in relation to the maximum predicted for age) was analyzed and compared between the four groups. The heart rate reserve was the same between optimized (48 +/- 15) and nonoptimized (49 +/- 18) heart failure patients (P < 0.0001). The athletes (188 +/- 9) showed a larger heart rate reserve compared to sedentary healthy subjects (92 +/- 10, P < 0.0001). Athletes and healthy sedentary reached the maximum age-predicted heart ratefor their age, but none of the heart failure patients did. The carvedilol's sympathetic blockade occurred during the rest and during the peak effort in the same proportion, but the exercise training's sympathetic blockade in healthy subjects occurred mainly in the rest.
Vitor Oliveira Carvalho; Edimar Alcides Bocchi; Guilherme Veiga Guimarães
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular therapeutics     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1755-5922     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Ther     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-19     Completed Date:  2010-07-26     Revised Date:  2013-05-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101319630     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Ther     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratório de Insuficiência Cardíaca e Transplante do Instituto do Coração do Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da USP (InCor HC-FMUSP), São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Physiological
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists / therapeutic use*
Age Factors
Carbazoles / therapeutic use*
Exercise Test
Exercise Tolerance
Heart Failure / drug therapy*,  physiopathology
Heart Rate / drug effects*
Middle Aged
Physical Exertion*
Propanolamines / therapeutic use*
Sedentary Lifestyle
Sympathetic Nervous System / drug effects*,  physiopathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenergic beta-Antagonists; 0/Carbazoles; 0/Propanolamines; 0K47UL67F2/carvedilol

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