Changes in derived measures from six-minute walk distance following home-based exercise training in congestive heart failure: A preliminary report

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Abstract

The response of derived parameters from six-minute walk distance (6MWD), like 6MW work (6MWW), to exercise training and its correlation with quality of life (QoL) in congestive heart failure (CHF) is not known. A secondary analysis from a randomized controlled trial on 30 patients (23 males; mean age 57.7. ±. 10.4 years; mean ejection fraction 31. ±. 10%) with CHF in NYHA class I-IV who completed an eight-week home-based exercise training program found a significant improvement in 6MWW (p <. 0.05), with similar correlations between 6MWD and 6MWW with QoL. 6MWW does not appear to provide additional benefit to 6MWD in cardiac rehabilitation for CHF.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIndian Heart Journal
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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