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heart failure rehabilitation

David W Schopfer, Daniel E Forman
Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a comprehensive lifestyle program that can have particular benefit for older patients with heart failure (HF). Prevalence of HF is increasingly common among older adults. Mounting effects of cardiovascular risk factors in older age as well as the added effects of geriatric syndromes such as multimorbidity, frailty, and sedentariness contribute to the high incidence of HF as well as to management difficulty. Cardiac rehabilitation can play a decisive role in improving function, quality of life, symptoms, morbidity, and mortality, and also address the idiosyncratic complexities of care that often arise in old age...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Failure
Agathe Gerwina Elena Pollmann, Marianne Frederiksen, Eva Prescott
PURPOSE: Evidence of the effect of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) after heart valve surgery is scarce, but nevertheless CR is recommended for this group of patients. Therefore, this study assessed the effect of CR on exercise capacity, cardiovascular risk factors, and long-term mortality and morbidity, as well as predictors for enrolment in or failing to complete CR. METHODS: A review of medical records identified 250 patients who underwent heart valve surgery between January 2009 and August 2013...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
Sarah Jones, William D-C Man, Wei Gao, Irene J Higginson, Andrew Wilcock, Matthew Maddocks
BACKGROUND: This review is an update of a previously published review in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 1, 2013 on Neuromuscular electrical stimulation for muscle weakness in adults with advanced disease.Patients with advanced progressive disease often experience muscle weakness, which can impact adversely on their ability to be independent and their quality of life. In those patients who are unable or unwilling to undertake whole-body exercise, neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) may be an alternative treatment to enhance lower limb muscle strength...
October 17, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Erick Chan, Francesco Giallauria, Carlo Vigorito, Neil A Smart
Exercise training induces physical adaptations for heart failure patients with systolic dysfunction but less is known about those patients with preserved ejection fraction. This study's aims were to establish if exercise training produces changes in peak VO2 and related measures, quality of life, general health and diastolic function in heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). We conducted a MEDLINE search (1985 to September 1, 2015), for exercise based rehabilitation trials in heart failure, using search terms 'exercise training, heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, heart failure with  normal ejection fraction, peak VO2 and diastolic heart dysfunction'...
October 14, 2016: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
Francesco Giallauria, Neil Andrew Smart, Antonio Cittadini, Carlo Vigorito
Exercise training (ET) is strongly recommended in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Moderate-intensity aerobic continuous ET is the best established training modality in CHF patients. In the last decade, however, high-intensity interval exercise training (HIIT) has aroused considerable interest in cardiac rehabilitation community. Basically, HIIT consists of repeated bouts of high-intensity exercise alternated with recovery periods. In CHF patients, HIIT exerts larger improvements in exercise capacity compared to moderate-continuous ET...
October 14, 2016: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
Marie Christine Iliou, Jean Christophe Blanchard, Aurélia Lamar-Tanguy, Pascal Cristofini, François Ledru
Large subsets of patients admitted in cardiac rehabilitation centers are having a pacemaker, cardiac resynchronization (CRT) or implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD). Cardiac rehabilitation for patients, mostly with heart failure, with implanted electronic devices as pacemakers or ICD is a unique opportunity not only to optimize the medical treatment, to increase their exercise capacity and improves their clinical condition but also to supervise the correct functioning of the device. CRT reduces clinical symptoms and increases slightly the exercise capacity...
October 14, 2016: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
S A Buckingham, R S Taylor, K Jolly, A Zawada, S G Dean, A Cowie, R J Norton, H M Dalal
OBJECTIVE: To update the Cochrane review comparing the effects of home-based and supervised centre-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) on mortality and morbidity, quality of life, and modifiable cardiac risk factors in patients with heart disease. METHODS: Systematic review and meta-analysis. The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO and CINAHL were searched up to October 2014, without language restriction. Randomised trials comparing home-based and centre-based CR programmes in adults with myocardial infarction, angina, heart failure or who had undergone coronary revascularisation were included...
2016: Open Heart
Magdalena Andrzejczak-Karbowska, Robert Irzmański
: Chronic heart failure (CHF), despite the preventive measures taken is the most common problem of modern cardiology. The aging of the body predisposes to the development of PNS, because qualitative changes taking place in the heart of the patient in the elderly are similar to those occurring among patients with heart failure. A growing problem of eldery patients becomes a deterioration of physical fitness leading to the reduction of activity and sedentary lifestyle. There is no doubt that increasing physical activity in the elderly should aim not only to restore the patient to a previous level of functioning, but also improve their physical resources to a higher level of efficiency and to facilitate independent functioning in everyday life...
July 29, 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Maria Bäck, Åsa Cider, Johan Herlitz, Mari Lundberg, Bengt Jansson
PURPOSE: To identify predictors of attendance at exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and to test the hypothesis that kinesiophobia mediates the influence on attendance at CR in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). PATIENTS: In total, 332 patients (75 women; mean age 65 ± 9.1 years) with a diagnosis of CAD were recruited at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden. METHODS: The patients were tested in terms of objective measurements, self-rated psychological measurements, and level of physical activity...
October 11, 2016: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Wanli Li, Xinjiang An, Mingyu Fu, Chunli Li
Pneumonia refers to lung inflammation caused by different pathogens or other factors, and is a common pediatric disease occurring in infants and young children. It is closely related to the anatomical and physiological characteristics of infants and young children and is more frequent during winter and spring, or sudden changes in temperature. Pneumonia is a serious disease that poses a threat to children's health and its morbidity and mortality rank first, accounting for 24.5-65.2% of pediatric inpatients...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Martin R Cowie
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October 4, 2016: Circulation
Kaushik Guha, Christopher J Allen, Sumir Chawla, Hayley Pryse-Hawkins, Laura Fallon, Vicki Chambers, Ali Vazir, Alex R Lyon, Martin R Cowie, Rakesh Sharma
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) updated its guidelines for chronic heart failure (HF) in 2010. This re-audit assessed interim improvement as compared with an audit in 2011. Patients with HF (preserved and reduced ejection fraction) attending a tertiary cardiac centre over a 2-year period (January 2013-December 2014) were audited. The data collected included demographics, HF aetiology, medications, clinical parameters and cardiac rehabilitation. In total, 513 patients were audited...
October 2016: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
Mark J Haykowsky, Kathryn M Daniel, Paul S Bhella, Satyam Sarma, Dalane W Kitzman
The primary chronic symptom in patients with clinically stable heart failure (HF) is reduced exercise tolerance, measured as decreased peak aerobic power (peak oxygen consumption [Vo2]), and is associated with reduced quality of life and survival. Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (EBCR) is a safe and effective intervention to improve peak Vo2, muscle strength, physical functional performance, and quality of life and is associated with a reduction in overall and HF-specific hospitalization in clinically stable patients with HF...
October 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
Clinton A Brawner, Daniel Girdano, Jonathan K Ehrman, Steven J Keteyian
PURPOSE: There is an inverse relationship between phase 2 cardiac rehabilitation (CR) visits and all-cause mortality. Phase 3 CR is a maintenance exercise program for which clinical outcomes are uncertain. This retrospective study describes the association between phase 3 CR participation and clinical events among patients with ischemic heart disease after completion of phase 2 CR. METHODS: Patients who completed 12 visits of phase 2 CR as provided by their health insurance were categorized on the basis of their frequency of participation (ie, none, irregular, and regular) in phase 3 CR during the 8 weeks after phase 2 CR...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
Fausto Antonio Panizzolo, Andrew J Maiorana, Louise H Naylor, Lawrence G Dembo, David G Lloyd, Daniel J Green, Jonas Rubenson
BACKGROUND: Alterations in skeletal muscle function and architecture have been linked to the compromised exercise capacity characterizing chronic heart failure (CHF). However, how passive skeletal muscle force is affected in CHF is not clear. Understanding passive force characteristics in CHF can help further elucidate the extent to which altered contractile properties and/or architecture might affect muscle and locomotor function. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate passive force in a single muscle for which non-invasive measures of muscle size and estimates of fiber force are possible, the soleus (SOL), both in CHF patients and age- and physical activity-matched control participants...
2016: PeerJ
Rebecca Waldron, Zoey Malpus, Vanessa Shearing, Melissa Sanchez, Craig D Murray
PURPOSE: End stage heart failure and transplant present great opportunities and challenges for patients of all ages. However, young adulthood may present additional specific challenges associated with the development of identity, career and romantic relationships. Despite recognition of greater mortality rates in young adults, consideration of the experience of transplant during this life stage has been largely overlooked in the literature. The aim of this study was to explore the experience of heart transplant in young adults...
September 24, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
Ahmed Kayssi, Steven Dilkas, Derry L Dance, Charles de Mestral, Thomas L Forbes, Graham Roche-Nagle
BACKGROUND: The heterogeneity of medical complications that lead to amputation has resulted in a diverse patient population with differing rehabilitation needs; however, the rehabilitation trends for patients with lower extremity amputations across Canada have not been studied previously. OBJECTIVE: To describe trends in rehabilitation after lower extremity amputations and the factors affecting rehabilitation length of stay in Canada. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort analysis...
September 21, 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Palmira Bernocchi, Simonetta Scalvini, Tiziana Galli, Mara Paneroni, Doriana Baratti, Ottavia Turla, Maria Teresa La Rovere, Maurizio Volterrani, Michele Vitacca
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic heart failure (CHF) frequently coexist, significantly reducing patients' quality of life and increasing morbidity and mortality. For either single disease, a multidisciplinary disease-management approach supported by telecommunication technologies offers the best outcome in terms of prolonged survival and reduced hospital readmissions. However, no data exist in patients with combined COPD/CHF. We planned a randomized controlled trial to investigate the feasibility and efficacy of an integrated, home-based, medical/nursing intervention plus a rehabilitation program versus conventional care in patients with coexisting COPD/CHF...
2016: Trials
Po-Cheng Chen, Mei-Yun Liaw, Lin-Yi Wang, Yu-Chin Tsai, Yi-Jung Hsin, Yung-Che Chen, Shyh-Ming Chen, Meng-Chih Lin
BACKGROUND: Cardiopulmonary function can be adversely affected after a cerebrovascular accident in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and feasibility of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) for stroke patients with CHF. METHODS: A prospective randomized single-blind controlled trial was conducted in a single tertiary medical center in southern Taiwan between May 2011 and July 2015. Forty-one patients were enrolled, of whom 21 completed the study (IMT group n = 11 and control group n = 10)...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Anair Beverly, Ethan Y Brovman, Raymond J Malapero, Robert W Lekowski, Richard D Urman
OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence, timing, risk factors for, and outcomes after unplanned reintubation following cardiac surgery in adults. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of admission data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Project Database, 2007-2013, inclusive. Univariate and multivariate analyses of risk factors and outcomes. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 18,571 patients, over 18 years of age, undergoing cardiac surgery...
May 21, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
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