Efficacy of the cardiac rehabilitation program in patients with end-stage heart failure, heart transplant patients, and left ventricular assist device recipients.

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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess the effects of cardiac rehabilitation on the functional capacity, pulmonary functions, quality of life, and psychological state of patients who had heart failure (HF), heart transplantation (HTx), or a left ventricular assist device (LVAD). METHODS An 8-week exercise program was undertaken by 46 patients… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2013.06.009

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