Effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation and aerobic exercise training on arterial stiffness and autonomic functions in patients with chronic heart failure.

@article{Dobk2012EffectsON,
  title={Effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation and aerobic exercise training on arterial stiffness and autonomic functions in patients with chronic heart failure.},
  author={Petr Dob{\vs}{\'a}k and Josef Tomandl and Lenka {\vS}pinarov{\'a} and Jir{\'i} V{\'i}tovec and Ladislav Du{\vs}ek and Marie Nov{\'a}kov{\'a} and J. Jarkovsky and Jan Krejci and Petr Hude and Tom{\'a}{\vs} Honěk and Jarmila Siegelov{\'a} and Pavel Homolka},
  journal={Artificial organs},
  year={2012},
  volume={36 10},
  pages={920-30}
}
Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) of leg muscles has been introduced in clinical practice as a rehabilitation (RHB) method in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF); however, the role of NMES on the reduction of arterial stiffness and autonomic disbalance in these patients has not yet been studied. Sixty-one patients with stable CHF (mean age… CONTINUE READING