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Case report on PWC of a competitive cyclist before and after heart transplant.
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PMID:  17805072     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: It has been well documented that for heart transplant recipients (HTR), posttransplantation physical work capacity (PWC) normally does not exceed 60% of the value for healthy age-matched controls. Few, if any, studies have undertaken posttransplantation PWC measurements of well-conditioned individuals (i.e., PWC>300 W). CASE SUMMARY: A 37-yr-old professionally trained male cyclist suffered an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) immediately after a road race and received a heart transplant (HT) 4 months after the AMI. The participant resumed training 1 month after surgery and underwent a maximal exercise test 6 months after surgery. Peak PWC (33.8, 250 W) was 92% of the age-predicted maximum, and peak heart rate (165 bpm) was 96% of his known maximum. These results were similar to the participants in a study who had been training regularly for 36+/-24 months before testing, and PWC evaluations occurred 43+/-12 months after HT. CONCLUSION: Results suggest that 1) lifestyle before HT may positively affect posttransplantation PWC, 2) exercise capacity was not limited by chronotropic incompetence, and 3) a more aggressive approach to HT recovery could be applied to HTR with similar activity histories.
Jeremy A Patterson; Kenneth H Pitetti; Kaelin C Young; William F Goodman; Hussam Farhoud
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine and science in sports and exercise     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0195-9131     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-06     Completed Date:  2007-12-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8005433     Medline TA:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1447-51     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Department of Kinesiology and Sports Studies, Wichita State University, and Cyprus Heart, Wichita, KS 67260-0016, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bicycling / physiology*
Competitive Behavior
Exercise Test
Exercise Tolerance / physiology*
Heart Rate / physiology*
Heart Transplantation / rehabilitation*
Life Style
Myocardial Infarction / surgery
Oxygen Consumption / physiology
Physical Education and Training
Physical Endurance / physiology
Physical Fitness / physiology*

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