Prognostic value of changes over time in exercise capacity and echocardiographic measurements in patients with chronic heart failure.

AIMS This study sought to examine the predictive values of changes over time in exercise capacity and echocardiographic measurements of ventricular dimensions or function in predicting mortality in patients with chronic heart failure. METHODS AND RESULTS Sixty-two patients with chronic heart failure (58 men, mean [+/-SD] age 60+/-10 years, mean peak… (More)