Αim of this study was to investigate in the first part, the correlation of
early recovery ventilatory parameters with CHF severity and in the second part
of this study, to evaluate and compare the effects of an exercise aerobic
interval rehabilitation program alone or with the addition of resistance
training these 2 modalities of exercise training on early recovery ventilatory
and metabolic parameters in CHF patients.
Conclusively, early ventilatory recovery parameters seems to depict CHF
severity, evaluated by VO2 peak and VE/VCO2. Furthermore, early recovery
ventilatory indices seems to correlate with VO2 peak and VE/VCO2, as
established CPET variables, adding additional estimation effort independent
parameters of functional capacity in CHF patients, regarding the fact that
maximal CPET, is not always feasible to be achieved in these patients.
Also, a 3-month supervised exercise rehabilitation programme by aerobic
interval exercise combined with strength training, induces significant
beneficial effects in terms of ventilatory and metabolic recovery kinetics than
aerobic interval exercise alone in CHF patients, possibly indicating greater
ventilatory efficiency and metabolic improvement.
Early recovery period, Heart failure, Aerobic interval and strength exercise training, Cardiopulmonary exercise testing, Ventilatory parameters