Aims: To determine the effect of exercise training on clinical events and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients with systolic heart failure. Methods and results: We searched electronic databases including Medline, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library up to January 2008 to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing exercise training and usual care with a minimum follow-up of 6 months. Nineteen RCTs were included with a total of 3647 patients, the majority of whom were male, low-to-medium risk, and New York Heart Association class II–III with a left ventricular ejection fraction of
Bibliographical notePlease note Dr Singh was working at Glenfield Hospital at the time of publication. The version available on Curve is the post-print version, the published version can also be accessed for free via pubmed at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2891490/.
This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in the European Journal of Heart Failure following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurjhf/hfq056
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