Efficacy of exercise training in symptomatic patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: results of a structured exercise training program in a cardiac rehabilitation center.

@article{Klempfner2015EfficacyOE,
  title={Efficacy of exercise training in symptomatic patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: results of a structured exercise training program in a cardiac rehabilitation center.},
  author={Robert Klempfner and Tamir Kamerman and Ehud E Schwammenthal and Amira Nahshon and Ilan Hay and Ilan Goldenberg and Freimark Dov and Michael Arad},
  journal={European journal of preventive cardiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={13-9}
}
BACKGROUND Recent data suggest that exercise training (ET) confers significant symptomatic and functional improvements in patients with diastolic dysfunction, and thus may be beneficial in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). However, there are no data regarding the safety or efficacy of ET in HCM patients. DESIGN A prospective non-randomized intervention design was used. METHODS We enrolled 20 patients with symptomatic HCM, significantly limited in everyday activity, into a… CONTINUE READING