Roberto Antonicelli, Liana Spazzafumo, Simonetta Scalvini, Fabiola Olivieri, Maria Vittoria Matassini, Gianfranco Parati, Donatella Del Sindaco, Raffaella Gallo, Fabrizia Lattanzio
Abstract:Patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) experience progressive deterioration of functional capacity and quality of life (QoL). This prospective, randomized, controlled trial assesses the effect of exercise training (ET) protocol on functional capacity, rehospitalization, and QoL in CHF patients older than 70 years compared with a control group. A total of 343 elderly patients with stable CHF (age, 76.90±5.67, men, 195, 56.9%) were randomized to ET (TCG, n=170) or usual care (UCG, n=173). The ET protocol invo…
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