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Older adults with heart failure benefit from rehabilitation programme

Presented By
Dr Dalane Kitzman, Wake Forest School of Medicine, USA

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Conference
ACC 2021
Trial
REHAB-HF
In the REHAB-HF trial, older patients who experienced acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) and participated in a physical rehabilitation programme achieved improvements in physical function, Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire, and depression scores [1]. Older patients with ADHF are often physically frail, have a poor quality of life, and are frequently rehospitalised. Current guidelines fail to address physical functioning in older patients with ADHF. Accordingly, the REHAB-HF trial (NCT02196038) aimed to investigate the effects of a tailored, progressive rehabilitation programme in older adults who had been hospitalised for ADHF. Dr Dalane Kitzman (Wake Forest School of Medicine, North Carolina, USA) presented the results. The trial randomised 349 patients to either participate in the rehabilitation programme...


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