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See detailLa readaptation cardio-vasculaire
Pierard, Luc ULg; Louis, Olivier ULg; Gobin, Eric ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2001), 56(5), 293-9

In industrialized countries, coronary artery disease is the leading cause of mortality. Cardiovascular rehabilitation is one of the most important components of secondary prevention and is mainly ... [more ▼]

In industrialized countries, coronary artery disease is the leading cause of mortality. Cardiovascular rehabilitation is one of the most important components of secondary prevention and is mainly prescribed after acute myocardial infarction or coronary artery revascularization. The aims of rehabilitation are not only the improvement of functional capacity but also the correction of risk factors and assistance to social and professional reintegration. There are numerous indications, including not only patients with coronary artery disease but also patients with heart failure and those who underwent cardiac surgery or heart transplantation. Cardiac rehabilitation consists in 3 successive stages. The first is performed during hospital stay. The two others take place in an approved center of multidisciplinary cardiac rehabilitation. The intensity of exercise is determined for each individual patient from the results of stress testing. The beneficial effects are well established: reduction in morbidity and mortality, improvement of quality of life and of pulmonary, cardiac, muscular and metabolic parameters. Its efficacy is only maximal when patients continue performing exercise regularly. [less ▲]

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See detailRhythmic and Electrophysiological Study after Dynamic Cardiomyoplasty
RADERMECKER, Marc ULg; Waleffe, André ULg; Gobin, Eric ULg et al

in Pacing & Clinical Electrophysiology (1995), 18(5, Pt 1), 965-72

To question the possible proarrhythmic effects of cardiomyoplasty (CMP), six adult goats were submitted to rhythmic and electrophysiological (EP) study 15 days before and 8 months after a posteroanterior ... [more ▼]

To question the possible proarrhythmic effects of cardiomyoplasty (CMP), six adult goats were submitted to rhythmic and electrophysiological (EP) study 15 days before and 8 months after a posteroanterior clockwise CMP procedure using Medtronic Cardiomyostimulator (CMS) (SP1005) and electrodes (SP5528) and completion of a progressive stimulation protocol. Pre and postoperative screening included a surface ECG, 24-hour Holter monitoring, high amplitude and filtered QRS averaging, and invasive EP study performed in the postoperative period with the CMS "ON" and "OFF." One-hour Holter recording with desynchronization of the CMS was obtained. Comparison of pre and postoperative ECG and rhythmic data showed no significant difference. High amplitude QRS averaging did not evidence meeting the usual criteria of late potentials. EP values were stable in both conditions and the aggressive EP program did not show evidence of increased susceptibility to arrhythmias. Asynchronous cardiomyostimulation did not induce arrhythmias. Our data strongly suggest that provided meticulous surgical technique is used, CMP does not significantly interfere with the electrical characteristics of the normal goat heart. The procedure, despite the disturbances it provokes, does not seem to be arrhythmogenic. The function of the CMS was always appropriate, even under stressful EP conditions. [less ▲]

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