Effects of Upper Extremity Exercise Training on Peak Aerobic and Anaerobic Fitness in Patients After Transplantation

Warburton, Darren E.R., Sheel, A. William, Hodges, Alastair N.H., Stewart, Ian B., Yoshida, Eric M., Levy, Robert D., & McKenzie, Donald C. (2004) Effects of Upper Extremity Exercise Training on Peak Aerobic and Anaerobic Fitness in Patients After Transplantation. American Journal of Cardiology, 93(7), pp. 939-943.

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We found that patients with transplants, regardless of transplant type, and sedentary control subjects experience significant increases in aerobic fitness after 10 weeks of Dragon boat training. However, the magnitude of improvement in aerobic fitness depends on the transplant type, with patients having cardiac transplant experiencing greater relative changes in response to training than patients with noncardiac transplant. It also appears that patients with cardiac and noncardiac transplants have an increased reliance on anaerobic energy systems during exercise conditions compared with healthy control subjects.

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ID Code: 1752
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2003.12.030
ISSN: 0002-9149
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600) > Exercise Physiology (110602)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Elsevier
Deposited On: 22 Jan 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 18:32

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