Influence of Inspiratory Muscle Weakness on IMT Responses in CHF Patients

This Review Article was published online 13 March 2014.

Article:

Influence of Inspiratory Muscle Weakness on Inspiratory Muscle Training Responses in Chronic Heart Failure Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Objective:

“To determine whether the impact of inspiratory muscle weakness on inspiratory muscle training (IMT) affects inspiratory function and exercise capacity in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients.”

Conclusions:

“The results emphasize the importance of evaluating the inspiratory muscles to identify patients with CHF and inspiratory muscle weakness; subgroup that showed better results after IMT.”

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