Noninvasive ventilation and exercise tolerance in heart failure: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Bndchen2014NoninvasiveVA,
  title={Noninvasive ventilation and exercise tolerance in heart failure: A systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Daiana Cristine B{\"u}ndchen and Ana In{\^e}s Gonz{\'a}les and Marcos Fl{\'a}vio de Almeida Noronha and Ana Karla Vieira Br{\"u}ggemann and Sabrina Weiss Sties and T. Marini de Carvalho},
  journal={Brazilian journal of physical therapy},
  year={2014}
}
Background: Patients with heart failure (HF) usually develop exercise intolerance. In this context, noninvasive ventilation (NIV) can help to increase physical performance. Objective: To undertake a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials that evaluated the effects of NIV on exercise tolerance in patients with HF. Method: Search Strategy: Articles were searched in the following databases: Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), Scientific Electronic Library Online… CONTINUE READING