Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1998; 26(8): 482-487
Effects on Cardiopulmonary Parameters of Stepper Exercise in Patients After Myocardial Infarction
Mine Gülden POLAT1
, Nilgün GÜRSES1
, Zerrin YİĞİT1
, Hülya AKDUR1
, Rengin DEMİR1
, Deniz GÜZELSOY1
The purpose of the present study is to investigate stepper's effect on cardiopulmonary parameters and to determine whether or not there is a difference in the metabolic responses between the cardiac patients and healthy adults.
METHOD 25 healthy subjects (control group) and 30 patients with myocardial infaretion (MI) underwent "stepper" exercise after second month of infarction. The following parameters were measured before, at peak exercise and at the end of recovery period; heart rates, blood pressures minute ventilation (VE), ventilatory frequency (FR), tidal volume (TV), oxygen consumption per kg (VOJkg), ventilatory equivalant (VE-eq) and MET. Double product and oxygen-pulse were calculated.
RESULTS Before exercise VOJkg and MET values were significantly higher in the MI group (pKeywords: Stepper exercise, myocardial infarction.
How to cite this article
Mine Gülden POLAT, Nilgün GÜRSES, Zerrin YİĞİT, Hülya AKDUR, Rengin DEMİR, Deniz GÜZELSOY. Effects on Cardiopulmonary Parameters of Stepper Exercise in Patients After Myocardial Infarction. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1998; 26(8): 482-487