Ewa Piotrowicz

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The European Society of Cardiology heart failure guidelines firmly recommend regular physical activity and structured exercise training (ET), but this recommendation is still poorly implemented in daily clinical practice outside specialized centres and in the real world of heart failure clinics. In reality, exercise intolerance can be successfully tackled(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is recommended as an important component of a comprehensive approach to cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients. Data have shown that a small percentage of eligible patients participate in CR despite their well established benefits. Applying telerehabilitation provides an opportunity to improve the implementation of and(More)
INTRODUCTION Rehabilitation positively affects the modulation of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). There are no papers evaluating the influence of Nordic walking training (NW) on ANS activity among chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. The aim of study was to assess the influence of NW on ANS activity measured by heart rate variability (HRV) and heart(More)
AIM Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is an important part of heart failure (HF) treatment. The aim of this paper was to evaluate if thoracic fluid content (TFC) measured by impedance cardiography (ICG) is a useful parameter for predicting the outcome of CR. METHODS Fifty HF patients underwent clinical and noninvasive haemodynamic (TFC) assessments before and(More)
BACKGROUND To contribute to the protocol development of exercise training in LVAD supported patients by reviewing the exercise programs for those patients in the ESC affiliated countries. METHODS A subset of data from 77 (26 countries) LVAD implanting centers that participated in the Extra-HF survey (170 centers) was analyzed. RESULTS Of the 77 LVAD(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is an important element of heart failure (HF) treatment although the mechanisms of its beneficial effects remain debatable. AIM To evaluate the haemodynamic effects of CR measured by impedance cardiography in patients with HF. METHODS Study group included 50 HF patients (aged 56.2 ± 8.8 years, NYHA class II and(More)
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