heart failure

  • Heart Failure Awareness Week 2018

    What does heart failure feel like? According to the British Heart Foundation, there are over half a million people in the UK living with heart failure (HF). They say they experience: Shortness of breath, not only during an activity but also at rest. Swollen...

  • IMT associated with Improved Inspiratory Muscle Strength in Fontan Circulation patients

    Like other forms of heart failure, low cardiac output and raised central venous pressure is what characterises the Fontan Circulation. However unlike other forms of heart failure, in Fontan circulation patients the primary limitation is absence of a subpulmonary...

  • Heart Failure and Heart Disease

    A study concluded that Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) using an incremental endurance test, successfully increases both inspiratory strength and endurance, alleviates dyspnea and improves functional status in chronic heart failure1. Another study concluded that...

  • Breathing Effort in other Medical Conditions 

    Any condition that prevents normal physical activity can lead to inspiratory muscle weakness, and in addition to asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT), such as with POWERbreathe, has been found to be helpful...

  • POWERbreathe, Exercise Training & Long Term Management of Heart Failure Patients

    On 19th September POWERbreathe friend and distributor in Switzerland, Health MG, attended this 3-day training workshop on Rehabilitation and Long Term Management of Heart Failure Patients, at University Hospital, Switzerland. Regular physical exercise for patients...

  • Effects of IMT in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

    The European Journal of Preventative Cardiology has just published the Abstract of a study that looked to evaluate whether inspiratory muscle training (IMT) would improve exercise capacity, as well as left ventricular diastolic function, biomarker profile and quality...