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

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/283232
Title:
Low pulse pressure does not reduce the efficacy of a heart failure exercise programme
Authors:
Leslie, Rosalind; Buckley, John P.
Abstract:
Patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) may have low pulse pressures (PP). This retrospective study was undertaken to analyse the relationship between PP and outcomes of a 12-week exercise training programme. Data analysed from 86 patients (69 male) aged 40 to 86 years, included: PP, functional capacity (metabolic equivalents [METS]) and quality of life (QoL) using the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ). Median pre-training PP was 54 ± 19 mmHg. Functional capacity for the same heart rate (estimated 60% heart rate reserve) and Borg rating of 13 increased from 3.6 ± 1.1 to 4.0 ± 1.2 METS (p=0.0005); MLHFQ scores improved from 26 ± 19 to 22 ± 20 (p=0.0005). There was a high correlation between PP and systolic blood pressure pre- and post-training (pre: r=0.77, p=0.0005; post: r=0.80, p=0.0005). Changes in all the above outcomes were independent of pre-training PP. In conclusion, low PP did not reduce the efficacy of an exercise training programme, indicating that CHF patients with low PP can benefit similarly to those with normal/raised PP.
Citation:
British Journal of Cardiology, 2012, 19, pp. 30 –33
Publisher:
New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton ; University of Chester
Journal:
British Journal of Cardiology
Publication Date:
Mar-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/283232
DOI:
10.5837/bjc.2012.006
Additional Links:
http://bjcardio.co.uk
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
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ISSN:
0969-6113
Appears in Collections:
Clinical Sciences and Nutrition

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dc.contributor.authorLeslie, Rosalinden_GB
dc.contributor.authorBuckley, John P.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-19T13:00:13Zen
dc.date.available2013-04-19T13:00:13Zen
dc.date.issued2012-03en
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal of Cardiology, 2012, 19, pp. 30 –33en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0969-6113en
dc.identifier.doi10.5837/bjc.2012.006en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/283232en
dc.descriptionThis journal article is not available through ChesterRep.en_GB
dc.description.abstractPatients with chronic heart failure (CHF) may have low pulse pressures (PP). This retrospective study was undertaken to analyse the relationship between PP and outcomes of a 12-week exercise training programme. Data analysed from 86 patients (69 male) aged 40 to 86 years, included: PP, functional capacity (metabolic equivalents [METS]) and quality of life (QoL) using the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ). Median pre-training PP was 54 ± 19 mmHg. Functional capacity for the same heart rate (estimated 60% heart rate reserve) and Borg rating of 13 increased from 3.6 ± 1.1 to 4.0 ± 1.2 METS (p=0.0005); MLHFQ scores improved from 26 ± 19 to 22 ± 20 (p=0.0005). There was a high correlation between PP and systolic blood pressure pre- and post-training (pre: r=0.77, p=0.0005; post: r=0.80, p=0.0005). Changes in all the above outcomes were independent of pre-training PP. In conclusion, low PP did not reduce the efficacy of an exercise training programme, indicating that CHF patients with low PP can benefit similarly to those with normal/raised PP.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNew Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton ; University of Chesteren_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://bjcardio.co.uken_GB
dc.subjectcardiac rehabilitationen_GB
dc.subjectchronic heart failureen_GB
dc.subjectexercise trainingen_GB
dc.subjectpulse pressureen_GB
dc.titleLow pulse pressure does not reduce the efficacy of a heart failure exercise programmeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Cardiologyen_GB
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