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
Pages (from-to)527-528
Number of pages2
JournalIndian Heart Journal
Volume68
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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