Influence of Inspiratory Muscle Weakness on IMT Responses in CHF Patients

This Review Article was published online 13 March 2014.


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


“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.”


“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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