Assessing exercise performance after heart transplantation

Ulubay G., Ulasli S. , Sezgin A., Haberal M.

CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION, cilt.21, sa.3, ss.398-404, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1399-0012.2007.00658.x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.398-404


Objective: Heart transplantation improves the survival rate and quality of life in patients with severe symptoms of congestive heart failure and an ejection fraction of 20% or less. Despite marked symptomatic and clinical improvement in those who undergo heart transplantation, exercise capacity often remains reduced, and the factors limiting exercise performance during the post-transplantation period remain unclear. This study was performed to investigate the factors affecting exercise capacity in heart transplantation recipients.