Exercise Training in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure and Atrial Fibrillation.

  title={Exercise Training in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure and Atrial Fibrillation.},
  author={Nancy Luo and Peter D. Merrill and Kishan S. Parikh and David Joshua Whellan and Ileana L. Pi{\~n}a and Mona Fiuzat and William E Kraus and Dalane W. Kitzman and Steven J. Keteyian and Christopher M. O'Connor and Robert J. Mentz},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={69 13},
BACKGROUND The safety and efficacy of aerobic exercise in heart failure (HF) patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) has not been well evaluated. OBJECTIVES This study examined whether outcomes with exercise training in HF vary according to AF status. METHODS HF-ACTION (Heart Failure: A Controlled Trial Investigating Outcomes of Exercise Training) randomized 2,331 ambulatory HF patients with ejection fraction ≤35% to exercise training or usual care. We examined clinical characteristics and… CONTINUE READING
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