Exercise Dynamic of Patients with Chronic Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction

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Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Exercise causes various dynamic changes in all body parts either in healthy subject or in heart failure (HF) patients. The present review of current knowledge about HF patients with reduced ejection fraction focuses on dynamic changes along a "metabo-hemodynamic" perspective.

RECENT FINDINGS: Studies on the dynamic changes occurring during exercise span many years. Thanks to the availability of advanced methods, it is nowadays possible to properly characterize respiratory, hemodynamic, and muscular function adjustments and their mismatch with the pulmonary and systemic circulations. Exercise is a dynamic event that involves several body functions. In HF patients, it is important to know at what level the limitation takes place in order to better manage these patients and to optimize therapeutic strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent Cardiology Reports
Volume23
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 29 2021

Keywords

  • Exercise
  • Exercise Test
  • Exercise Tolerance
  • Heart Failure
  • Humans
  • Oxygen Consumption
  • Stroke Volume

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