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The present study assessed the effects of exercise training on biomarkers of inflammation in postinfarction patients. This single-centre prospective randomized controlled trial encompassed 42 patients after the first myocardial infarction divided into exercise-training (n=22) or usual care (n=20) groups. Complete randomization was performed by choosing one(More)
INTRODUCTION Heart rate recovery, defined as the fall in heart rate during the first minute after exercise, is an indicator of autonomic function, and has been found to be an independent predictor of mortality after acute myocardial infarction. Exercise training has several well-known benefits in terms of cardiorespiratory fitness, modifiable cardiovascular(More)
Heart rate variability (HRV) is a simple and noninvasive measure that estimates cardiac autonomic modulation, mainly the parasympathetic contribution. Increased sympathetic and/or decreased parasympathetic nervous activity is seen in post-myocardial infarction (MI) patients. Consequently, these patients present reduced HRV, which has been associated with(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of cardiac rehabilitation programs (CRP) on quality of life (QL) and depression at one-year follow-up after acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS Two hundred and three patients, without previous cardiological follow-up and referred to the outpatient clinic after hospitalization for ACS between 9/1/2001 and 12/31/2002,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of an exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation programme on daily physical activity levels of patients following myocardial infarction. DESIGN Subanalysis of two randomised, prospective controlled trials. SETTING Outpatient clinic of a secondary hospital. PARTICIPANTS Fifty consecutive patients randomised to the exercise(More)
In the health sciences area, data mining applications have had a fast growth due to its results concerning the generation of patterns of interest; however, its application to spatial population-based databases has been scant. This paper shows the results obtained by applying a spatial data mining system of our making to a real population-based data(More)
UNLABELLED Cardiac rehabilitation programmes (CRP) have proven beneficial in coronary heart disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of our CRP on two coronary heart disease populations: after acute myocardial infarction (AMI-CRP) and after coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG-CRP). Results were compared to control groups (AMI-C and(More)
Arterial baroreceptors are sensitive to variation in both blood and pulse pressure. When there is an increase in those pressures, the baroreceptors increase the rhythm in which electric impulses are discharged. The impulses are transmitted by the receptors to the nervous centres of the brainstem. Once processed, these signals turn into sympathetic and vagal(More)