Controlled trial of physical training in chronic heart failure: Exercise performance, hemodynamics, ventilation, and autonomic function

Andrew J S Coats, Stamatis Adamopoulos, Alberto Radaelli, Alistair McCance, Theo E. Meyer, Luciano Bernardi, Pier L. Solda, Patrick Davey, Oliver Ormerod, Colin Forfar, James Conway, Peter Sleight

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Abstract

Background. Many secondary abnormalities in chronic heart failure (CHF) may reflect physical deconditioning. There has been no prospective, controlled study of the effects of physical training on hemodynamics and autonomic function in CHF. Methods and Results. In a controlled crossover trial of 8 weeks of exercise training, 17 men with stable moderate to severe CHF (age, 61.8±1.5 years; left ventricular ejection fraction, 19.6+2.3%), increased exercise tolerance (13.9±1.0 to 16.5±1.0 minutes, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2119-2131
Number of pages13
JournalCirculation
Volume85
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1992

Keywords

  • Exercise training
  • Heart failure
  • Heart rate
  • Hemodynamics
  • Norepinephrine
  • Power spectral analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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