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Clinical utility of exercise training in chronic systolic heart failure.
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PMID:  21519354     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The volume of literature attesting to the clinical benefits of exercise training in patients with stable chronic heart failure (CHF) is substantial. Training can improve symptoms and exercise capacity, as well as reducing morbidity, mortality, and rates of emergency hospitalization. These benefits are apparent in all patients with stable CHF, irrespective of age or sex, or the etiology or severity of heart failure. Training regimens for patients with stable, systolic CHF should form part of a comprehensive heart-failure support effort and are best delivered using supervised in-hospital exercise combined with some training at home or in a group setting in community centers. In this Review, the modes and intensity of exercise training, selection of patients, duration of training effects, and other clinical guidance for using this treatment option are discussed.
Authors:
Andrew J Stewart Coats
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nature reviews. Cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1759-5010     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101500075     Medline TA:  Nat Rev Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
The Norwich Research Park, University of East Anglia, Colney Lane, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7TJ, UK. ajscoats@aol.com.
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