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A Cycle Ergometer Exercise Program Improves Exercise Capacity and Inspiratory Muscle Function in Hospitalized Patients Awaiting Heart Transplantation: a Pilot

Overview of attention for article published in Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular, January 2016
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Title
A Cycle Ergometer Exercise Program Improves Exercise Capacity and Inspiratory Muscle Function in Hospitalized Patients Awaiting Heart Transplantation: a Pilot
Published in
Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular, January 2016
DOI 10.5935/1678-9741.20160078
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Authors

Patrícia Forestieri, Solange Guizilini, Monique Peres, Caroline Bublitz, Douglas W. Bolzan, Isadora S. Rocco, Vinícius B. Santos, Rita Simone L. Moreira, João R. Breda, Dirceu R. de Almeida, Antonio Carlos de C. Carvalho, Ross Arena, Walter J. Gomes

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a cycle ergometer exercise program on exercise capacity and inspiratory muscle function in hospitalized patients with heart failure awaiting heart transplantation with intravenous inotropic support. Patients awaiting heart transplantation were randomized and allocated prospectively into two groups: 1) Control Group (n=11) - conventional protocol; and 2) Intervention Group (n=7) - stationary cycle ergometer exercise training. Functional capacity was measured by the six-minute walk test and inspiratory muscle strength assessed by manovacuometry before and after the exercise protocols. Both groups demonstrated an increase in six-minute walk test distance after the experimental procedure compared to baseline; however, only the intervention group had a significant increase (P =0.08 and P =0.001 for the control and intervention groups, respectively). Intergroup comparison revealed a greater increase in the intervention group compared to the control (P <0.001). Regarding the inspiratory muscle strength evaluation, the intragroup analysis demonstrated increased strength after the protocols compared to baseline for both groups; statistical significance was only demonstrated for the intervention group, though (P =0.22 and P <0.01, respectively). Intergroup comparison showed a significant increase in the intervention group compared to the control (P <0.01). Stationary cycle ergometer exercise training shows positive results on exercise capacity and inspiratory muscle strength in patients with heart failure awaiting cardiac transplantation while on intravenous inotropic support.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 87 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 15 17%
Student > Master 11 13%
Researcher 7 8%
Student > Postgraduate 7 8%
Unspecified 5 6%
Other 17 20%
Unknown 25 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 20 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 17%
Sports and Recreations 6 7%
Unspecified 5 6%
Neuroscience 3 3%
Other 8 9%
Unknown 30 34%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 July 2017.
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#11,242,136
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Outputs from Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular
#34
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#123,556
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