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Improved physical fitness and quality of life following training of elderly patients after acute coronary events. A 1 year follow-up randomized controlled study
European Heart Journal
Aims Cardiac rehabilitation including exercise training is of proven value in ischaemic heart disease. However, elderly patients frequently are not encouraged to participate in such programmes. This study evaluates the physiological effects and self-reported quality of life after an aerobic outpatient group-training programme in subjects above the age of 65 years. Methods and Results A consecutive series of 101 patients (males 80%) aged 65-84 (mean 71) years recovering from an acute coronarydoi:10.1053/euhj.1999.1581 pmid:10493846 fatcat:r6taryyccncx5iwoe5uuhf6pge