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Measurement of cardiac functioning in older adults with heart failure after exercise.
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PMID:  12738577     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although the length of a hospital stay is very limited for patients with heart failure, many patients attempt to resume some activities of daily living soon after arrival at home. Home care nurses routinely assess symptoms indicative of recurrent heart failure and the need for hospital readmission. The purpose of this comparative study was to determine whether there was a significant difference in diastolic blood pressure and oxygen saturation after walking for 6 min. Twenty adults with heart failure in an outpatient cardiology clinic were evaluated after the 6-min walk test. Although diastolic blood pressure and oxygen saturation were not significantly different after walking for 6 min, functional status was significantly related to oxygen saturation. Further study with home care clients is needed to evaluate the relation between activity and oxygen saturation.
Karen A Schwarz; Louann B Bailey; John Ciarlariello
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of community health nursing     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0737-0016     ISO Abbreviation:  J Community Health Nurs     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-09     Completed Date:  2003-10-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411341     Medline TA:  J Community Health Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  109-17     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
College of Nursing, The University of Akron, Mary Gladwin Hall, Akron, OH 44325-3701, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / physiology*
Exercise Test
Heart Failure / nursing,  physiopathology*
Heart Function Tests
Middle Aged
Oxygen / blood*
Walking / physiology*
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