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Exercise and heart failure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11570121     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a common condition with a poor prognosis, commonly associated with poor exercise tolerance and debilitation symptoms despite optimal modern therapy. Recent investigations have shown that the degree of exercise limitation may be related to pathophysiological changes that occur systemically in the patient with CHF. Exercise training in carefully selected stable patients with heart failure has been shown to be safe to correct many of these pathophysiological changes in the periphery and to lead to worthwhile improvements in exercise capacity. Recent studies have suggested a possible improvement in mortality and morbidity with exercise training in this patient group. This article discusses the factors limiting exercise capacity in CHF and reviews the controlled clinical trial of exercise testing in this condition.
A J Coats
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology clinics     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0733-8651     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Clin     Publication Date:  2001 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-09-25     Completed Date:  2002-02-04     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300331     Medline TA:  Cardiol Clin     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  517-24, xii-xiii     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Cross-Over Studies
Exercise / physiology*
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Failure / mortality,  physiopathology,  rehabilitation*
Hemodynamics / physiology
Physical Endurance / physiology
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Survival Rate

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