Autonomic Dysfunction Predicts Poor Physical Improvement After Cardiac Rehabilitation in Patients With Heart Failure

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BACKGROUND Cardiac autonomic dysfunction, clinically expressed by reduced heart rate variability (HRV), is present in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) and is related to the degree of left ventricular dysfunction. In athletes, HRV is an indicator of ability to improve performance. No similar data are available for CHF. OBJECTIVES The aim of… (More)
DOI: 10.5812/cardiovascmed.25237

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