Efficacy and cost of an exercise program for functionally impaired older patients with heart failure: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Witham2012EfficacyAC,
  title={Efficacy and cost of an exercise program for functionally impaired older patients with heart failure: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Miles D Witham and Roberta L Fulton and Carol A Greig and Derek W. Johnston and Chim C Lang and Marjon van der Pol and Dwayne Boyers and Allan D. Struthers and Marion E. T. McMurdo},
  journal={Circulation. Heart failure},
  year={2012},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={209-16}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about the optimum way to deliver exercise to older, functionally impaired patients with heart failure. We tested whether an exercise program tailored to the needs of these patients could improve exercise capacity and quality of life or reduce costs to the National Health Service. METHODS AND RESULTS The study design was a parallel-group, single-blind, randomized controlled trial. Patients aged ≥70 years with symptomatic heart failure and left ventricular systolic… CONTINUE READING

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