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Effects of long-term and ongoing cardiac rehabilitation in elderly patients with coronary heart disease.
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PMID:  17086026     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors assessed the effect of very long-term cardiac rehabilitation (over 1 year) on exercise tolerance and coronary heart disease risk factors in patients older than 80 years with coronary heart disease relative to an elderly cohort without coronary heart disease. Included in this retrospective analysis were patients older than 80 at the time of their last evaluation who had completed at least 1 year of a cardiac prevention and exercise training program. A total of 43 coronary heart disease patients and 15 age-matched healthy subjects were included in this study. Long-term cardiac rehabilitation in very elderly coronary heart disease patients was shown to be feasible and effective in improving functional capacity (+5.4% after 1 year; P< .05) and risk factor control, and slowing the decline in exercise tolerance that occurs with normal aging.
Mathieu Gayda; Martin Juneau; Sylvie Levesque; Marie Claude Guertin; Anil Nigam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of geriatric cardiology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1076-7460     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Geriatr Cardiol     Publication Date:    2006 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-06     Completed Date:  2007-04-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9215283     Medline TA:  Am J Geriatr Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiovascular Prevention and Research Centers, Montreal Heart Institute, 5000 Belanger Street East, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Analysis of Variance
Blood Pressure
Case-Control Studies
Coronary Disease / epidemiology,  physiopathology*,  rehabilitation*
Exercise Test
Exercise Therapy
Exercise Tolerance
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Rate
Quebec / epidemiology
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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