TITLE

Effects of moderate-to-high intensity resistance training in patients with chronic heart failure

AUTHOR(S)
Spruit, M. A.; Eterman, R.-M. A.; Hellwig, V. A. C. V.; Janssen, P. P.; Wouters, E. F. M.; Uszko-Lencer, N. H. M. K.
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
Heart;Sep2009, Vol. 95 Issue 17, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Context: Resistance training may be beneficial for patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Objective: To systematically review the methodological quality of, and summarise the effects of, moderate-to-high intensity resistance training in CHF. Data sources: Medline/PubMed, Science Citation Index Expanded, SSCI and A&HCI. Study selection: English language (non-)randomised controlled trials. Data extraction: A predesigned data extraction form was used to obtain data on trial design and relevant results. Methodological quality of the identified trials were scored using the Delphi list. Results: Most of the 10 trials identified had moderate-to-severe methodological limitations. Effects of resistance training (alone or in combination with endurance training) are inconclusive for outcomes like exercise capacity and disease-specific quality of life. Conclusions: Even though moderate-to-high intensity resistance training does not seem be harmful for patients with CHF, the current peer-reviewed evidence seems inadequate to generally recommend incorporation of resistance training into exercise-based rehabilitation programmes for patients with CHF.
ACCESSION #
44109401

 

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