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Exercise training in heart failure: inpatient and outpatient considerations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9633274     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Exercise training has become increasingly important in the treatment of heart failure patients. It has long been known that the exercise tolerance of a patient with heart failure is related to his or her morbidity and mortality. Recently, it has been proved that exercise training improves cardiorespiratory function, functional status, and psychosocial status of heart failure patients. It is unknown whether these improvements will improve morbidity and mortality but quality of life appears to be enhanced. Subtle improvements in these areas may lead to a more satisfying and productive life for many heart failure patients. However, further investigation of the specific effects of such improvements is needed.
L P Cahalin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AACN clinical issues     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1079-0713     ISO Abbreviation:  AACN Clin Issues     Publication Date:  1998 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-07-02     Completed Date:  1998-07-02     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508191     Medline TA:  AACN Clin Issues     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  225-43     Citation Subset:  N    
Boston University, Sargent College of Allied Health Professions, Physical Therapy Department, MA 02215, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Ambulatory Care
Critical Care
Critical Pathways
Exercise Therapy* / methods
Heart Failure / therapy*
Treatment Outcome

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