The role of work simulation tests in a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program

Margherita Vona, P. Capodaglio, A. Iannessa, S. Rizzo, V. Carra, T. Iannino, M. De Marchi, V. Ceci

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Background: One of the goals of a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation (CR) program is the patient's return to his or her usual activities. The aims of this paper were to implement an occupational evaluation protocol in a CR and to assess patients' hemodynamic responses and ventricular arrhythmias during work simulation tests. Methods: After an 8-week outpatient CR, 132 patients performed work simulation, lifting (MH-L) and carrying (MH-C) tests. ECG, heart rate and blood pressure were constantly monitored. Results: The comparison of physiological responses during work simulation and a standard exercise testing provided the following results: 1) maximal heart rate, blood pressure and double product values during WS and MH tests were significantly lower (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-34
Number of pages9
JournalMonaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Cardiac Series
Volume58
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Heart Rate
Blood Pressure
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Electrocardiography
Outpatients
Hemodynamics
Exercise
Cardiac Rehabilitation

Keywords

  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Functional assessment
  • Return to work
  • Work simulation test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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The role of work simulation tests in a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program. / Vona, Margherita; Capodaglio, P.; Iannessa, A.; Rizzo, S.; Carra, V.; Iannino, T.; De Marchi, M.; Ceci, V.

In: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Cardiac Series, Vol. 58, No. 1, 2002, p. 26-34.

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Vona, M, Capodaglio, P, Iannessa, A, Rizzo, S, Carra, V, Iannino, T, De Marchi, M & Ceci, V 2002, 'The role of work simulation tests in a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program', Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Cardiac Series, vol. 58, no. 1, pp. 26-34.
Vona, Margherita ; Capodaglio, P. ; Iannessa, A. ; Rizzo, S. ; Carra, V. ; Iannino, T. ; De Marchi, M. ; Ceci, V. / The role of work simulation tests in a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program. In: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Cardiac Series. 2002 ; Vol. 58, No. 1. pp. 26-34.
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