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Cardiorespiratory fitness, oxygen pulse and heart rate response following the MyAction programme 

March 2017 Br J Cardiol 2017;24:25–9 doi:10.5837/bjc.2017.006

Cardiorespiratory fitness, oxygen pulse and heart rate response following the MyAction programme 

Tim P Grove, Jennifer L Jones, Susan B Connolly

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Introduction In the UK, it is recommended that patients participating in the exercise component of a cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation programme (CPRP) should undergo a baseline assessment of their cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF).1,2 The rationale behind this assessment is to measure programme outcomes, risk stratification and provide information for physical activity advice. In the UK, many CPRP use the Chester step test (CST), incremental shuttle walk test (ISWT), or the six-minute walk test (6MWT) to assess the changes in CRF following an exercise intervention.2 The choice of exercise test is usually dependent on the patient’s

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Home- versus hospital-based exercise training in heart failure: an economic analysis

April 2014 Br J Cardiol 2014;21:76 doi:10.5837/bjc.2014.011 Online First

Home- versus hospital-based exercise training in heart failure: an economic analysis

Aynsley Cowie, Owen Moseley

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Introduction Heart failure (HF) costs the National Health Service (NHS) £625 million per year and accounts for 5% of all emergency medical hospital admissions in the UK.1,2 Interventions with the potential to reduce admissions and lessen this economic burden are always of clinical interest; however, any such potential for cost-avoidance must always be balanced against the financial cost of the intervention. While there is evidence to suggest that exercise training may reduce emergency admissions in HF,3,4 this research invariably focuses on training that includes a hospital-based component. Though exercising at home may offer a more practic

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A pilot study to investigate the safety of exercise training and testing in cardiac rehabilitation patients

April 2013 Br J Cardiol 2013;20:78 doi:10.5837/bjc.2013.012 Online First

A pilot study to investigate the safety of exercise training and testing in cardiac rehabilitation patients

Garyfallia Pepera, Paul D Bromley, Gavin R H Sandercock

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Introduction Exercise is well recognised as a tool for assessment, prevention and management of cardiovascular disease.1 Cardiac patients are encouraged to attend cardiac rehabilitation programmes including elements of supervised exercise. Such programmes can reduce mortality and morbidity rates by up to 27%.2,3 Despite the benefits derived from participation in exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation, exercise itself may act as a trigger for myocardial ischaemia or cardiac arrest in patients with established coronary heart disease.4 During rehabilitation, cardiovascular event rates range from 12.3 to 37.4 per million patient hours of exercise.

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Low pulse pressure does not reduce the efficacy of a heart failure exercise programme

March 2012 Br J Cardiol 2012; 19 :30–3 doi:10.5837/bjc.2012.006

Low pulse pressure does not reduce the efficacy of a heart failure exercise programme

Rosalind Leslie, John P Buckley

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Heart failure: what’s new? The 2011 BSH medical training meeting

June 2011 Br J Cardiol 2011;18:113–14

Heart failure: what’s new? The 2011 BSH medical training meeting

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Neurohormonal blockade A cardiac resynchronisation therapy pacemaker (CRT-P), provides cardiac resynchronisation therapy and diagnostics to assist in patient management The meeting set off to a stimulating start with Professor Theresa McDonagh (Kings College Hospital, Chair of the British Society of Heart Failure) reviewing primarily the growing evidence for aldosterone antagonists in the management of systolic heart failure (HF). Large clinical trials have established the role of aldosterone antagonists, such as spironolactone, in severe systolic HF (Randomised Aldactone Evaluation Study – RALES) and eplerenone in acute myocardial infarcti

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Exercise heart rate guidelines overestimate recommended intensity for chronic heart failure patients

May 2010 Br J Cardiol 2010;17:133-7

Exercise heart rate guidelines overestimate recommended intensity for chronic heart failure patients

Louisa Beale, Helen Carter, Jo Doust, Gary Brickley, John Silberbauer, Guy Lloyd

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