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Early exercise training after mitral valve repair: a multicentric prospective French study.
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PMID:  16162769     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Surgical mitral valve (MV) repair is now the best technique to correct mitral regurgitation (MR). However, clinical studies have shown that without exercise training (ET), there is no significant postoperative exercise tolerance improvement. Moreover, healing duration of the MV wound is not well known; thus, the feasibility of an early ET program (ETP) may be discussed. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate safety and feasibility of an early ETP after MV repair. METHODS AND RESULTS: All patients hospitalized in 13 postoperative centers after MV repair from September 2002 to June 2003 were included in this prospective study. They underwent an ETP during 3 weeks on average. Transthoracic echocardiography and a cardiopulmonary exercise test were performed before and after the ETP. PATIENTS: Two hundred fifty-one consecutive patients (male gender, 70%; mean age, 59 +/- 14 years [+/- SD]) were included 16 +/- 10 days after MV repair. There was no MR occurrence or worsening after the ETP. Left ventricular ejection fraction slightly increased (53 +/- 10% vs 55 +/- 9%, p = 0.004). Peak oxygen consumption and anaerobic threshold increased from 16.3 +/- 4.5 to 20.0 +/- 6.0 mL/kg/min (22% increase) and from 12.2 +/- 3.8 to 14.2 +/- 4.3 mL/kg/min (16% increase) respectively, (p < 0.0001). CONCLUSION: ET after MV repair does not deteriorate the outcome of recent surgery and seems efficient.
Philippe Meurin; Marie Christine Iliou; Ahmed Ben Driss; Bernard Pierre; Sonia Corone; Pascal Cristofini; Jean Yves Tabet;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Multicenter Study    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  128     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-15     Completed Date:  2005-11-08     Revised Date:  2006-06-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1638-44     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Les Grands Prés, Centre de Réadaptation Cardiaque de la Brie, 27 rue Sainte Christine, 77174 Villeneuve Saint Denis, France.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Feasibility Studies
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation*
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / rehabilitation*,  surgery
Prospective Studies
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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