Monday, March 17, 2014

Effects of exercise training on different quality of life dimensions in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: the Ex-DHF-P trial.

HYPOTHESIS: Exercise training improves quality of life in patients with heart failure.

METHODS: 64 heart failure patients were evaluated and randomized to supervised endurance and /resistance training in addition to usual care, or to usual care alone. At baseline and after 3 months, quality of life was assessed.

RESULTS: Exercise improved physical functioning, bodily pain, general health perception, general mental health, vitality, social functioning, physical functioning, mental health.

CONCLUSIONS: In patients with heart failure, exercise training improves quality of life.

Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2014 Mar 13