Exercise training without ventricular remodeling in patients with moderate to severe left ventricular dysfunction early after acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Otsuka2003ExerciseTW,
  title={Exercise training without ventricular remodeling in patients with moderate to severe left ventricular dysfunction early after acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Yoritaka Otsuka and Hiroshi Takaki and Yoshiaki Okano and Toru Satoh and Naohiko Aihara and Takahiro Matsumoto and Yoshio Yasumura and Isao Morii and Yoichi Goto},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={87 2-3},
  pages={237-44}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not patients with moderate to severe left ventricular (LV) dysfunction benefit from exercise training starting early after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) without deteriorating LV remodeling. METHODS We investigated changes in exercise capacity and LV end-diastolic dimension (LVDd by two-dimensional echocardiography) before and after exercise training in 126 patients after AMI. Patients were divided into three groups according… CONTINUE READING