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High intensity exercise training programme following cardiac transplant

Rajendran, A J and Pandurangi, U M and Mullasari, A S and Gomathy, S and Kuppurao, K V and Vijayan, V K (2006) High intensity exercise training programme following cardiac transplant. Indian Journal of Chest Diseases and Allied Sciences, 48 (4). pp. 271-273. ISSN 0377 9343

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A 26-year-old male patient who presented with symptoms of end stage cardiac failure as a result of dilated cardiomyopathy, had an orthotopic cardiac transplantation. A comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation programme was provided to him and he was introduced to a sport (tennis). The exercise training programme progressed from low intensity training to high intensity programme over a period of 15 months. A cardio-pulmonary exercise test done 22 months after surgery suggested that he was able to achieve the aerobic capacity comparable to that of a normal South Indian subject. He participated successfully in the World Transplant Games in Sydney and returned safely. This suggests that after a proper cardiac rehabilitation programme, patients undergoing heart transplantation can achieve normal physiological responses to lead a normal active life

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Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cardio-pulmonary exercise testing, Cardiac transplantation, Cardiac rehabilitation
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Clinical Research
Divisions: Clinical Research
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2013 09:58
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2016 06:19

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