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Exercise & Sports Science Australia Position Statement on exercise training and chronic heart failure.
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PMID:  20227917     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a complex syndrome characterised by progressive decline in left ventricular function, low exercise tolerance and raised mortality and morbidity. Regular exercise participation has been shown to be a safe and effective treatment modality in the majority of CHF patients, partially reversing some of the maladaptations evident in myocardial and skeletal muscle function, and resulting in improvements in physical fitness and quality of life, and perhaps reduced mortality. The volume and intensity of exercise that is recommended depends on the syndrome severity, however in most patients it should consist of a combination of low-to-moderate intensity aerobic (endurance) exercise on most days of the week and individually prescribed low-to-moderate intensity resistance (strength) training at least twice per week. Additionally, all patients should be closely monitored prior to and during exercise for contraindications by an appropriately trained health professional. The purpose of this statement is to inform and guide exercise practitioners and health professionals in the safe and effective prescription and supervision of exercise for patients with CHF.
Steve E Selig; Itamar Levinger; Andrew D Williams; Neil Smart; David J Holland; Andrew Maiorana; Daniel J Green; David L Hare
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-03-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of science and medicine in sport / Sports Medicine Australia     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1878-1861     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sci Med Sport     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-05     Completed Date:  2010-07-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9812598     Medline TA:  J Sci Med Sport     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  288-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
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2010. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Institute for Sport, Exercise and Active Living, School of Sport and Exercise Science, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Heart Failure / therapy*
Quality of Life

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