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Safety and efficacy of exercise training in a patient awaiting heart transplantation while on positive intravenous inotropic support.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10955268     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The safety and efficacy of exercise training in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) is well established; however, the impact that exercise has on the subgroup of CHF patients awaiting heart transplant while on intravenous positive inotropic support remains largely unreported. This case study describes the safety and efficacy of exercise training in a patient awaiting heart transplant while on intravenous milrinone. Over a 1.2-year period, 246 exercise sessions were conducted with a total of 180.15 hours of aerobic exercise. During that time, the patient experienced only one hypotensive episode during exercise and had no other adverse events. The patient demonstrated a 38% increase in aerobic exercise time and a 34% increase in sustainable exercise workload. Research is needed to demonstrate the positive impact of exercise training on this subgroup of CHF patients.
R Arena; R Humphrey; M A Peberdy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0883-9212     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiopulm Rehabil     Publication Date:    2000 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-07     Completed Date:  2000-12-07     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511296     Medline TA:  J Cardiopulm Rehabil     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  259-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physical Therapy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond 23298-0224, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiotonic Agents / administration & dosage*
Exercise Test
Exercise Therapy*
Heart Failure / physiopathology,  rehabilitation*
Heart Transplantation*
Injections, Intravenous
Milrinone / administration & dosage*
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cardiotonic Agents; 78415-72-2/Milrinone

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