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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2000;24(6):1155-1160.
Effectiveness of Aerobic Exercise in Cardiac Patients.
Kim, Chul , Lim, Si Woong , Lee, Sung Min , Ahn, Jae Ki
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Inje University College of Medicine.
심장질환 환자에서의 유산소 운동의 효과
김철, 임시웅, 이성민, 안재기
인제대학교 상계백병원 재활의학교실

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of aerobic exercise program in cardiac patients.

Twenty patients participated in 6 weeks of aerobic exercise with telemetry monitoring as an outpatient rehabilitation program. For the comparison of physiologic changes, we used graded exercise test (GXT) by means of modified Bruce protocol before and in 6 weeks after aerobic exercise training. Exercise prescription for cardiac rehabilitation was composed of intensity, mode, frequency and duration. By use of EKG telemetry and monitoring of blood pressure and Borg RPE (ratings of perceived exertion) scale, we were monitored patients status during exercise.

In six weeks after aerobic exercise training, the hemodynamic and metabolic responses were improved and statistically significant parameters were as follows: exercise time, maximal METs, resting heart rate, maximal heart rate, submaximal rate pressure product, maximal expired volume, maximal oxygen consumption rate and anaerobic threshold.

We concluded that six week cardiac rehabilitation program is useful and safe to improve the aerobic capacity for cardiac patients.

Key Words: Aerobic exercise, Cardiac rehabilitation, Hemodynamic response, Metabolic response


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