Effect of a seated exercise program to improve physical function and health status in frail patients > or = 70 years of age with heart failure

Am J Cardiol. 2005 May 1;95(9):1120-4. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2005.01.031.


Eighty-two patients aged > or = 70 years with heart failure were randomized to a gentle, seated exercise program or to usual care. Six-minute walk distance and quality of life did not change between groups, but daily activity as measured by accelerometry increased in the exercise group relative to the control group.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Exercise Therapy*
  • Female
  • Frail Elderly*
  • Heart Failure / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Motor Activity*
  • Posture
  • Program Evaluation
  • Walking / physiology