Improved exercise tolerance by cardiac rehabilitation after myocardial infarction in the elderly

Results of a preliminary, controlled study

N. Marchionni, F. Fattirolli, P. Valoti, L. Baldasseroni, C. Burgisser, L. Ferrucci, D. Fabbri, G. Masotti

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Elderly patients are commonly excluded from cardiac rehabilitation after myocardial infarction (MI). The present controlled, non-randomized trial was undertaken as a preliminary study to compare some effects of cardiac rehabilitation between patients younger and older than 65 years without contraindications to physical exercise. Baseline total work capacity (TWC) was assessed by a maximal ergometric stress testing 4 weeks after MI. Patients were then prospectively enrolled into an 8-week ambulatory rehabilitation program (R- group: age ≤ 65 N=16; age >65 N=16). Those who refused or who could not participate in the program because of logistic difficulties served as controls (NR- group: age ≤ 65 N=16; age >65 N=14). In spite of non- randomized allocation, clinical characteristics did not differ between either treatment groups or age groups. TWC was re- assessed at 8 weeks from baseline evaluation in all patients. The number of completed training sessions in the R- group, and the proportion of sessions which were suspended for physiological or pathological (adverse events during exercise) causes were similar under and over 65 years. TWC increased (p65: +65%, NS). A spontaneous enhancement of TWC (+37%, p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-180
Number of pages6
JournalAging clinical and experimental research
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Exercise Tolerance
Myocardial Infarction
Age Groups
Exercise
Rehabilitation
Control Groups
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Aging
  • ischemic heart disease
  • myocardial infarction
  • rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Aging

Cite this

Improved exercise tolerance by cardiac rehabilitation after myocardial infarction in the elderly : Results of a preliminary, controlled study. / Marchionni, N.; Fattirolli, F.; Valoti, P.; Baldasseroni, L.; Burgisser, C.; Ferrucci, L.; Fabbri, D.; Masotti, G.

In: Aging clinical and experimental research, Vol. 6, No. 3, 1994, p. 175-180.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Marchionni, N, Fattirolli, F, Valoti, P, Baldasseroni, L, Burgisser, C, Ferrucci, L, Fabbri, D & Masotti, G 1994, 'Improved exercise tolerance by cardiac rehabilitation after myocardial infarction in the elderly: Results of a preliminary, controlled study', Aging clinical and experimental research, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 175-180. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03324235
Marchionni, N. ; Fattirolli, F. ; Valoti, P. ; Baldasseroni, L. ; Burgisser, C. ; Ferrucci, L. ; Fabbri, D. ; Masotti, G. / Improved exercise tolerance by cardiac rehabilitation after myocardial infarction in the elderly : Results of a preliminary, controlled study. In: Aging clinical and experimental research. 1994 ; Vol. 6, No. 3. pp. 175-180.
@article{b4f3d9ae20e342fba30fe0668553e1f7,
title = "Improved exercise tolerance by cardiac rehabilitation after myocardial infarction in the elderly: Results of a preliminary, controlled study",
abstract = "Elderly patients are commonly excluded from cardiac rehabilitation after myocardial infarction (MI). The present controlled, non-randomized trial was undertaken as a preliminary study to compare some effects of cardiac rehabilitation between patients younger and older than 65 years without contraindications to physical exercise. Baseline total work capacity (TWC) was assessed by a maximal ergometric stress testing 4 weeks after MI. Patients were then prospectively enrolled into an 8-week ambulatory rehabilitation program (R- group: age ≤ 65 N=16; age >65 N=16). Those who refused or who could not participate in the program because of logistic difficulties served as controls (NR- group: age ≤ 65 N=16; age >65 N=14). In spite of non- randomized allocation, clinical characteristics did not differ between either treatment groups or age groups. TWC was re- assessed at 8 weeks from baseline evaluation in all patients. The number of completed training sessions in the R- group, and the proportion of sessions which were suspended for physiological or pathological (adverse events during exercise) causes were similar under and over 65 years. TWC increased (p65: +65{\%}, NS). A spontaneous enhancement of TWC (+37{\%}, p",
keywords = "Aging, ischemic heart disease, myocardial infarction, rehabilitation",
author = "N. Marchionni and F. Fattirolli and P. Valoti and L. Baldasseroni and C. Burgisser and L. Ferrucci and D. Fabbri and G. Masotti",
year = "1994",
doi = "10.1007/BF03324235",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "6",
pages = "175--180",
journal = "Aging clinical and experimental research",
issn = "1594-0667",
publisher = "Springer Verlag",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Improved exercise tolerance by cardiac rehabilitation after myocardial infarction in the elderly

T2 - Results of a preliminary, controlled study

AU - Marchionni, N.

AU - Fattirolli, F.

AU - Valoti, P.

AU - Baldasseroni, L.

AU - Burgisser, C.

AU - Ferrucci, L.

AU - Fabbri, D.

AU - Masotti, G.

PY - 1994

Y1 - 1994

N2 - Elderly patients are commonly excluded from cardiac rehabilitation after myocardial infarction (MI). The present controlled, non-randomized trial was undertaken as a preliminary study to compare some effects of cardiac rehabilitation between patients younger and older than 65 years without contraindications to physical exercise. Baseline total work capacity (TWC) was assessed by a maximal ergometric stress testing 4 weeks after MI. Patients were then prospectively enrolled into an 8-week ambulatory rehabilitation program (R- group: age ≤ 65 N=16; age >65 N=16). Those who refused or who could not participate in the program because of logistic difficulties served as controls (NR- group: age ≤ 65 N=16; age >65 N=14). In spite of non- randomized allocation, clinical characteristics did not differ between either treatment groups or age groups. TWC was re- assessed at 8 weeks from baseline evaluation in all patients. The number of completed training sessions in the R- group, and the proportion of sessions which were suspended for physiological or pathological (adverse events during exercise) causes were similar under and over 65 years. TWC increased (p65: +65%, NS). A spontaneous enhancement of TWC (+37%, p

AB - Elderly patients are commonly excluded from cardiac rehabilitation after myocardial infarction (MI). The present controlled, non-randomized trial was undertaken as a preliminary study to compare some effects of cardiac rehabilitation between patients younger and older than 65 years without contraindications to physical exercise. Baseline total work capacity (TWC) was assessed by a maximal ergometric stress testing 4 weeks after MI. Patients were then prospectively enrolled into an 8-week ambulatory rehabilitation program (R- group: age ≤ 65 N=16; age >65 N=16). Those who refused or who could not participate in the program because of logistic difficulties served as controls (NR- group: age ≤ 65 N=16; age >65 N=14). In spite of non- randomized allocation, clinical characteristics did not differ between either treatment groups or age groups. TWC was re- assessed at 8 weeks from baseline evaluation in all patients. The number of completed training sessions in the R- group, and the proportion of sessions which were suspended for physiological or pathological (adverse events during exercise) causes were similar under and over 65 years. TWC increased (p65: +65%, NS). A spontaneous enhancement of TWC (+37%, p

KW - Aging

KW - ischemic heart disease

KW - myocardial infarction

KW - rehabilitation

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0028674068&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0028674068&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/BF03324235

DO - 10.1007/BF03324235

M3 - Article

VL - 6

SP - 175

EP - 180

JO - Aging clinical and experimental research

JF - Aging clinical and experimental research

SN - 1594-0667

IS - 3

ER -