[Exercise Training and Physical Activity in Patients with Heart Failure]

Wilhelm, Matthias (2018). [Exercise Training and Physical Activity in Patients with Heart Failure]. Praxis - schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin, 107(17-18), pp. 951-958. Huber 10.1024/1661-8157/a003050

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Exercise Training and Physical Activity in Patients with Heart Failure Abstract. Heart failure is a clinical syndrome with different etiologies and phenotypes. For all forms, supervised exercise training and individual physical activity are class IA recommendations in current guidelines. Exercise training can start in the hospital, immediately after stabilization of acute heart failure (phase I). After discharge, it can continue in a stationary or ambulatory prevention and rehabilitation program (phase II). Typical components are endurance, resistance and respiratory training. Health insurances cover costs for three to six months. Patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators or left ventricular assist devices may train in experienced centers. Besides muscular reconditioning, a major goal of phase II is to increase health literacy to improve long-term adherence to physical activity. In phase III, heart groups offer support.

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Journal Article (Review Article)


04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology

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Wilhelm, Matthias


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health








Michelle Dysli

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08 Feb 2019 15:10

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08 Feb 2019 15:10

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