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European Heart Journal , Volume 19 (Abstract_Supplement) – Aug 1, 1998


Day 2 Sunday, August 23, 1998 Downloaded from https://academic.oup.com/eurheartj/article-abstract/19/Abstract_Supplement/1/579370 by Ed 'DeepDyve' Gillespie user on 04 February 2018 Exercise training in heart failure EXERCISE TRAINING IN HEART FAILURE 173 Long-term moderate exercise training in chronic heart failure: effects on mortality and morbidity 171 Long-term exercise training in patients with chronic R. Belardinelli, S. Balestra, L. Cesaretti, G. Cianci, A. Purcaro. Istituto Lancisi, heart failure: resuits of the ELVD-CHF (exercise in left Ancona, ltaly ventricular dysfunction and chronic heart failure) trial Recent reports have shown that exercise training (ET) improves the aerobic ca- P.L. Temporelli, P. Giannuzzi, U. Corrà, G. Balestroni, L. Tavazzi. For the pacity of patients (pts) with chronic heart failure (CHF). However, the prognostic significance of this favorable effect has not been defined. The aim of the present ELVD-CHF Study Group. Cardiology Division, "S. Maugeri Foundation", IRCCS, Veruno, ltaly study was to determine the effect of long-term moderate ET on mortality and morbidity in pts with CHF. Ninety-nine consecutive pts (59 ± 14 years, 88 men, The aim of this multicenter randomized study was to investigate the long-term 11 women) with CHF in stable condition and sinus rhythm were randomized effect of a moderate intensity exercise training (ET) program on work capacity into 2 homogeneous groups. A group (T = 50) underwent ET at 60% of peak (WC), left ventricular (LV) function and quality of life in patients (pts) with chronic V02, initially three times a week for 8 weeks, then twice a week for one year. A heart failure (CHF) due to severe LV systolic dysfunction. Ninety CHF pts (59 group (NT = 49) was not exercised. At baseline, 2nd and 14th month all patients ± 6 yrs) in 11-111 NYHA class were randomly assigned to a 6-month ET (50% underwent an incremental exercise test with gas exchange analysis...
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