Russian Heart Failure Journal 2007year Interval hypoxic training in the multimodality treatment of heart failure


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Interval hypoxic training in the multimodality treatment of heart failure

Mukharlyamov F. Yu.

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Urgency. Interval hypoxic training (IHT) is a non-drug method for treatment, prevention and rehabilitation based on rearranging the functioning of cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems in response to changed oxygen concentration in inhaled air. Aim. Studying the efficacy of IHT in patients with heart failure (HF). Materials and methods. Study enrolled 79 patients with I–II FC HF with underlying IHD, who were divided into two groups. Patients of Group 1 received IHT in addition to drug therapy; patients of Group II received drug therapy only. Duration of sessions was gradually increased from 30 to 60 min; oxygen level in the gas mixture was reduced from 14% to 11 10%. Results. Adding IHT to the multimodality treatment of patients with HF improved parameters of central and peripheral hemodynamics. Systolic BP (SBP) reduced by 18.2%; diastolic BP (DBP) reduced by 10,4%; total peripheral vascular resistance (TPVR) reduced by 25.2%; stroke volume (SV), cardiac output (CO), LV EF, and exercise tolerance (ET) increased.

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