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Exercise training in heart failure: from theory to practice. A consensus document of the Heart Failure Association and the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21436360     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The European Society of Cardiology heart failure guidelines firmly recommend regular physical activity and structured exercise training (ET), but this recommendation is still poorly implemented in daily clinical practice outside specialized centres and in the real world of heart failure clinics. In reality, exercise intolerance can be successfully tackled by applying ET. We need to encourage the mindset that breathlessness may be evidence of signalling between the periphery and central haemodynamic performance and regular physical activity may ultimately bring about favourable changes in myocardial function, symptoms, functional capacity, and increased hospitalization-free life span and probably survival. In this position paper, we provide practical advice for the application of exercise in heart failure and how to overcome traditional barriers, based on the current scientific and clinical knowledge supporting the beneficial effect of this intervention.
Massimo F Piepoli; Viviane Conraads; Ugo Corrà; Kenneth Dickstein; Darrel P Francis; Tiny Jaarsma; John McMurray; Burkert Pieske; Ewa Piotrowicz; Jean-Paul Schmid; Stefan D Anker; Alain Cohen Solal; Gerasimos S Filippatos; Arno W Hoes; Stefan Gielen; Pantaleo Giannuzzi; Piotr P Ponikowski
Publication Detail:
Type:  Consensus Development Conference; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of heart failure     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1879-0844     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Heart Fail.     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-25     Completed Date:  2011-08-18     Revised Date:  2014-02-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100887595     Medline TA:  Eur J Heart Fail     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  347-57     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cardiovascular Diseases / prevention & control,  rehabilitation
Defibrillators, Implantable
Exercise / physiology*
Exercise Therapy*
Guideline Adherence
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Heart Failure / physiopathology,  therapy*
Societies, Medical
Grant Support
FS/10/38/28268//British Heart Foundation

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