Assessment of functional outcomes using the 6-minute walk test in cardiac rehabilitation: Comparison of patients with and without left ventricular dysfunction

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  • Not so long ago, exercise was felt to be contraindicated in all forms and stages of heart failure. Since then, several studies have shown that exercise training in this population results in an improvement in several ways. The effect of exercise training on morbidity and mortality in patients with heart failure is till not known, but a recent small randomized trial showed that patients with left ventricular dysfunction who underwent cardiac rehabilitation had a decrease in mortality and fewer readmissions for heart exacerbation.
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    Author List

  • Tallaj JA; Sanderson B; Breland J; Adams C; Schumann C; Bittner V
  • Start Page

  • 221
  • End Page

  • 224
  • Volume

  • 21
  • Issue

  • 4