Review: Exercise training in patients with heart failure is safe

November 2004
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 141 Issue 3, p63
Academic Journal
The article addresses the question whether exercise training is safe in patients with heart failure. The article mentions a study undertaken in this regard. Studies were selected if they were clinical trials comparing exercise training with no exercise training in patients with ejection fraction < 40% and data were presented on mortality or adverse events. For all included trials, no exercise-related deaths occurred in any patients during > 60000 hours of exercise training. The article adds that exercise training is safe in patients with heart failure and increases peak oxygen consumption.


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