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Role and benefits of exercise in the management of patients with heart failure.
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PMID:  20101456     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Initial research established the feasibility of exercise training in patients with heart failure, as well as associated physiological benefits. This review summarizes the findings from over two dozen single-site studies that address the effect of exercise training on exercise capacity and cardiovascular and peripheral function. In addition, it incorporates the results from two meta-analyses and a recently completed multi-center trial, all of which studied the effects of exercise training on clinical outcomes. The major conclusions from these studies are that exercise training is safe; improves health status and exercise capacity; helps attenuate much of the abnormal pathophysiology that develops with heart failure; and yields a modest reduction in clinical events. The magnitude of the clinical benefits appears related to the volume of exercise completed. Future research is needed to identify which patient subgroups might benefit the most from exercise training, the optimal exercise dose or load needed to lessen disease-related symptoms and maximize clinical benefit, and the effects of exercise training in patients with heart failure and preserved left ventricular systolic function.
Steven J Keteyian; Jerome L Fleg; Clinton A Brawner; Ileana L Piña
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart failure reviews     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1573-7322     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Fail Rev     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9612481     Medline TA:  Heart Fail Rev     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  523-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, 6525 Second Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202, USA.
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