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The effect of cardiac rehabilitation on recovery of heart rate over one minute after exercise in patients with coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
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PMID:  16323383     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of cardiac rehabilitation on the recovery of heart rate over 1 min after peak exercise of patients who received coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. DESIGN: Thirty subjects who received CABG surgery were randomly assigned to enter or not enter a cardiac rehabilitation exercise programme (cardiac rehabilitation n = 15; control group n = 15). SETTING: Outpatient cardiac rehabilitation centre in a national medical hospital. INTERVENTIONS: Patients assigned to the cardiac rehabilitation group received 36 sessions of the exercise programme, three times a week, with the intensity designed to achieve an individual 60-85% peak heart rate in cardiopulmonary exercise test. Patients assigned to the control group did not get further advice about a specific exercise programme. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Resting heart rate and recovery of heart rate over 1 min after a peak exercise test at discharge and three months later were collected. The heart rates were analysed with computer-recorded electrocardiogram. RESULTS: At follow-up, the 15 patients in the cardiac rehabilitation group had a significantly lower resting heart rate (77.46+/-9.49 versus 92.31+/-10.18 bpm; p<0.001) and a significantly higher recovery of heart rate over 1 min (16.38+/-6.32 versus 11.38+4.81 bpm; p = 0.03) compared with the control group. There were also significant reductions in resting heart rates (cardiac rehabilitation p < 0.001; control p = 0.05) and improvements in recovery on heart rate over 1 min (cardiac rehabilitation p < 0.001; control p = 0.001) compared with baseline measurements in both the cardiac rehabilitation and control groups. CONCLUSION: Cardiac rehabilitation had a positive effect on the improvement of recovery on heart rate over 1 min in patients with coronary artery disease who received CABG surgery.
Sen-Wei Tsai; Yi-Wen Lin; Shyi-Kuen Wu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical rehabilitation     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0269-2155     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Rehabil     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-05     Completed Date:  2006-01-19     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8802181     Medline TA:  Clin Rehabil     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  843-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung and Department of Physical Therapy, HungKuang University, Taichung County, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Artery Bypass / rehabilitation*
Coronary Artery Disease / rehabilitation*,  surgery*
Exercise Therapy*
Heart Rate*
Middle Aged
Physical Fitness
Treatment Outcome

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