The rehabilitation of persons with congestive heart failure (CHF) has evolved tremendously. The future rehabilitation of persons with CHF will likely utilize the results of exercise training trials to develop prediction equations to determine the degree of success or failure with specific modes of exercise. Specific patient populations with CHF will likely be observed to improve a specific amount in particular areas of disablement from physiotherapy and other rehabilitation interventions. The percent improvement in aerobic exercise capacity and other areas of disablement will likely be accurately predicted once specific baseline threshold behaviors are identified. Such an evolution in the rehabilitative care of persons with CHF is in keeping with the medical management of many diseases and is being included in physiotherapy research, education and clinical practice.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2000|
- Heart Failure
- Physical Therapy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation