Korean J Sports Med.  2016 Jun;34(1):78-82. 10.5763/kjsm.2016.34.1.78.

The Effect of Individualized Exercise Parameters Applied to Two Patients Recovering from Implanted Left Ventricular Assist Devices in Korea

Affiliations
  • 1Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. yongon79@naver.com
  • 2Rehabilitation and Prevention Center, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are a treatment option for patients with severe chronic heart failure. These patients are referred to an inpatient cardiac rehabilitation after implantation to improve an aerobic capacity and quality of life (QOL). Several studies have reported that an exercise therapy, which is a component of cardiac rehabilitation, improves exercise capacity and QOL. The LVADs were implanted successfully in a destination therapy in two Korean patients, and these patients were enrolled in the cardiac rehabilitation. After an individualized intervention, they were discharged from improved exercise functional capacity and QOL. This is the first report showing a benefit of the individualized exercise therapy using different parameters after LVADs implantation in Korea.

Keyword

Exercise therapy; Heart failure; Ventricular assist devices
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