Circulatory Response During Isokinetic Training on Upper Extremity in Coronary Heart Disease Patients
The purpose of this study was to investigate the circulatory response during muscular training in coronary heart disease patients. Thirty-five male patients with effort angina pectoris and a history of myocardial infarction were studied. All patients performed a cardiopulmonary exercise test (SL-GXT) and isokinetic training at elbow flexion. The pressure rate product (PRP) during training approached the PRP level at the endpoint on SL-GXT as myocardial aerobic impairment increased. Additionally, ST changes appeared when PRP during the training equalled or exceeded the PRP endpoint on SL-GXT. In conclusion, patients showing low exercise tolerance and poor cardiac function must be carefully monitored during isokinetic training.
KeywordsCardiac Rehabilitation Elbow Flexion Coronary Heart Disease Patient Pressure Rate Product Premature Ventricular Contraction
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