EuroPRevent Congress Abstracts May 2015

Young Investigator Award I - Cardiac Rehabilitation Thursday, 14 May 2015, 16:30–18:00 87 Aerobic interval training and continuous training equally improve submaximal exercise capacity and strength in patients with coronary artery disease: The SAINTEXCAD study

enhancing fitness in the elderly.

N Nele Pattyn1, P Beckers2, VA Cornelissen1, E Coeckelberghs1, C De Maeyer2, K Goetschalckx1, EM Van Craenenbroeck2, K Wuyts2, V Conraads2, L Vanhees1 Catholic University of Leuven, Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Leuven, Belgium, 2 University of Antwerp Hospital (Edegem), Department of Cardiology, Antwerp, Belgium


Topic: Cardiac rehabilitation Aims: Aerobic interval training (AIT) and continuous training (ACT) improve peak oxygen uptake (peak VO2) in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients. Submaximal exercise measures are important in patients unable to reach maximal effort during a graded test, and have clinical, diagnostic and prognostic value. Further, a relationship between muscular capacity and peak VO2 has been shown, whereas no previous AIT vs ACT study included muscle strength measures. We aimed to evaluate the effect of AIT versus ACT on submaximal exercise parameters and muscle strength. Methods: Two-hundred CAD patients (LVEF>40%, mean age 58.49.1 years, 90% men) were randomized to 12 weeks of three weekly sessions of either AIT (85-95% peak heart rate (HR)) or ACT (at least 70-75% peak HR). Patients performed a maximal graded exercise test and muscle strength tests before and after the intervention. Results: After 12 weeks of training, VO2, HR and workload at peak, at Ventilatory Anaerobic Threshold and at Respiratory Compensation Point increased (p-time

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