HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
New international study to test exercise in heart failure patients

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Cardiologists at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center are helping to lead a large international study involving 83 other sites that will test 3,000 patients in an effort to determine whether exercise really is good for heart failure patients.

Though doctors have promoted the value of exercise for a variety of disorders for years, "exercise training has not been definitively established as safe in the group of patients who primarily have heart failure," said Dalane W. Kitzman M.D., a cardiologist who is principal investigator at Wake Forest Baptist, and colleagues, writing in the American Heart Journal.

"Controlled clinical trials have shown that exercise training improves physiological measurements" such as the distance that patients can walk in six minutes, they said after analyzing 14 trials. "None of these trials enrolled a sufficient number of patients to properly evaluate the impact of exercise training on death and hospitalization."

The new trial, called Heart Failure and A Controlled Trial Investigating Outcomes of Exercise Training (HF-ACTION) "is the largest randomized clinical trial of exercise training ever performed," Kitzman said. "The trial represents a critical step in establishing exercise as a therapy for patients with left ventricular dysfunction" (reduced heart contractions).

He added, "The patient population enrolled in this trial will be a broad representation of heart failure patients, including large numbers of women, minorities and people from low socio-economic status."

"The HF-ACTION trial has been designed so that if the intervention is beneficial, the treatment can be translated rapidly into general practice," Kitzman said. In fact, the study leaders have met with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the office that assesses whether there is enough proof that a treatment is effective and safe in order to be paid for by Medicare, to help ensure tha
'"/>

Contact: Karen Richardson
krchrdsn@wfubmc.edu
336-716-4453
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
19-Jan-2007


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Researchers suggest TB screening for all international adoptees
2. Cedars-Sinai researchers present new endocrine findings at 2 international conferences
3. MUHC-led international team identifies gene responsible for blindness in infants and children
4. WFU to host international conference of physicists
5. Pioneering UK skin researchers achieve international quality standard
6. New update of international health system comparisons: US continues to lag on most measures
7. Young Australian scientist honored at international meeting
8. University of Alberta hosts international conference on women in the knowledge economy and society
9. XDx presents success with AlloMap molecular expression testing to international transplant community
10. INTERMACS group reveals recent successes to international transplant community
11. Mass. General leading international trial of novel breast cancer drug

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: New international study test exercise heart failure patients

(Date:8/27/2014)... August 27, 2014 ANS ... a ground breaking anti-cancer therapy for the treatment of ... to prescribe this new medical therapy and will begin ... starting immediately. , NovoTTF™ Therapy is a portable, non-invasive ... 22 years of age and older. It is a ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... August 27, 2014 Ticket Down is a ... at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. The Brazilian national ... on September 5 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, ... a rematch of the World Cup earlier this year when ... to injury. The Brazilian Soccer Federation announced earlier this week ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... New York (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 ... filed in U.S. courts on behalf of women who ... uterine morcellation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to court ... on August 18th in the U.S. District Court, Northern ... patient who claims the use of a power morcellator ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... NC. SonaCare Medical, LLC, the global ... sales of 15 HIFU devices over the past twelve ... for the company’s ablation technology. , “It is ... achieved over the past year, especially since we are ... our most active sales period,” says Mike Klein, CEO ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... inherited from our parents shapes many aspects of our ... an epigenome that is set during development, but can ... perhaps by those of our parents and grandparents. , ... and supporting proteins that determine whether genes are expressed ... for our own health, but also that it may ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists (ANS) Announces Availability of New Therapy for Brain Cancer 2Health News:Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists (ANS) Announces Availability of New Therapy for Brain Cancer 3Health News:Brazil vs. Colombia Tickets in Miami, FL: Ticket Down Cuts Ticket Prices on World Cup Rematch of Colombia vs. Brazil at Sun Life Stadium in Miami on Sept. 5th 2Health News:Brazil vs. Colombia Tickets in Miami, FL: Ticket Down Cuts Ticket Prices on World Cup Rematch of Colombia vs. Brazil at Sun Life Stadium in Miami on Sept. 5th 3Health News:Power Morcellator Lawsuit Alleges Storz Morcellator Caused Spread of Aggressive Uterine Cancer, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Power Morcellator Lawsuit Alleges Storz Morcellator Caused Spread of Aggressive Uterine Cancer, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Power Morcellator Lawsuit Alleges Storz Morcellator Caused Spread of Aggressive Uterine Cancer, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:SonaCare Medical Announces Twelve Months Sales Results of Fifteen HIFU Devices 2Health News:Scientists map the 'editing marks' on fly, worm, human genomes 2Health News:Scientists map the 'editing marks' on fly, worm, human genomes 3Health News:Scientists map the 'editing marks' on fly, worm, human genomes 4
(Date:8/27/2014)... 27, 2014   Los Angeles orthodontics expert, ... to patients who want to make their treatment even ... the OrthoSpaceship, all patients have a powerful tool to ... can be used by most patients with all types ... by using the AcceleDent® Aura system for a few ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 27, 2014 By now, if you haven,t heard ... on this planet. The awareness campaign has brought this devastating ... to raise over $88.5 Million (and counting) for ALS. Every ... companies are starting to as well. One such ... , who actually works with ALS sufferers and helps ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... , August 27, 2014 ResearchMoz ... States  Laparoscopes Market Outlook to 2020. New report, ... market data on the United States Laparoscopes market ... dollars, volume (in units) and average prices (in US ... Laparoscopes and Flexible Tip Video Laparoscopes), Robotic Surgical Systems ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Los Angeles Orthodontist, Dr. Isaac Hakim, is Now Offering AcceleDent Aura 2Acorn Stairlifts Gives a Lift to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 2United States Laparoscopes Market Outlook, Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast 2020 2United States Laparoscopes Market Outlook, Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast 2020 3United States Laparoscopes Market Outlook, Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast 2020 4United States Laparoscopes Market Outlook, Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast 2020 5
Cached News: