[Selective training of respiratory muscles in patients with chronic heart failure].

@article{Martnez2001SelectiveTO,
  title={[Selective training of respiratory muscles in patients with chronic heart failure].},
  author={Amparo M. Mart{\'i}nez and Carmen Lisboa and Jorge E. Jalil and Victor Garcia Munoz and O. Diaz and Pablo Casanegra and Ram{\'o}n L Corbal{\'a}n and Ana Mar{\'i}a V{\'a}squez and Alicia Leiva},
  journal={Revista medica de Chile},
  year={2001},
  volume={129 2},
  pages={133-9}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with chronic heart failure have a lower inspiratory muscle strength and fatigue endurance. AIM To assess the effects of selective training of respiratory muscles in patients with heart failure. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty patients with stable chronic heart failure, aged 58.3 +/- 3 years with an ejection fraction of 28 +/- 9%, were subjected to respiratory muscle training with threshold valves. The load was fixed in 30% of maximal inspiratory pressure (PImax) in 11 and in… CONTINUE READING