Six-minute walking test but not ejection fraction predicts mortality in elderly patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation following coronary artery bypass grafting

Francesco Cacciatore, Pasquale Abete, Francesca Mazzella, Giuseppe Furgi, Antonio Nicolino, Giancarlo Longobardi, Gianluca Testa, Assunta Langellotto, Teresa Infante, Claudio Napoli, Nicola Ferrara, Franco Rengo

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Abstract

Background: Age-related effects on the ability of 6-min walking test (6MWT) and ejection fraction (EF) to predict mortality in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is still debated.Design and methods: In order to verify the role of 6MWT and EF on all-cause mortality in patients undergoing CR following CABG, 882 CABG patients undergoing CR stratified in adults (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1401-1409
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Preventive Cardiology
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

Keywords

  • ejection fraction
  • elderly
  • mortality
  • Six-minute walking test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Epidemiology

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