Assessing exercise performance after heart transplantation

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

CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION, vol.21, no.3, pp.398-404, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1399-0012.2007.00658.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.398-404
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


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.