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Exercise rehabilitation in cardiac transplantation patients: a comprehensive review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16175772     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac transplant recipients are often severely deconditioned, the result of their presurgical disease state, and as a consequence are prime candidates for exercise-based rehabilitation. The training regimen, however, needs to take into account the patient's atypical central and peripheral responses to exercise. This review deals with these changes, describes typical exercise testing and training protocols, with some reference to the Toronto practice, and summarizes training-induced benefits as well as long-term residual effects. The evidence for sympathetic reinnervation is reviewed, with the conclusion that while it may occur over time, it is inconsistent, and partial in nature.
T Kavanagh
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Europa medicophysica     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0014-2573     ISO Abbreviation:  Eura Medicophys     Publication Date:  2005 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-22     Completed Date:  2005-11-01     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0071035     Medline TA:  Eura Medicophys     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Medicine and Graduate School of Exercise Science, Faculty of Physical Education and Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Heart Transplantation / physiology,  rehabilitation*
Rehabilitation / methods

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