Physiotherapy for the disablement of heart failure - Part II

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The rehabilitation of persons with congestive heart failure (CHF) is continuing to evolve. The future rehabilitation of persons with CHF will likely utilize the results of specific examination techniques to direct specific interventions. A number of exercise testing and aerobic exercise training trials in persons with CHF have provided important data to better understand patient characteristics and threshold behaviors that are most likely to lead to successful outcomes. Examples of such threshold behaviors in persons with CHF include the etiology of CHF, maintenance of the cardiac output during exercise, resting and exercise heart rates, peak systolic blood pressure, peak oxygen consumption, and score on the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire. Applying these threshold behaviors to the key disablements of CHF will likely yield more specific and successful evidence- based physical therapy care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-38
Number of pages8
JournalPhysiotherapy Singapore
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Disablement
  • Heart Failure
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physiotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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