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Influences of long-term aerobic exercise combined with resistance training on the cardiac function, exercise tolerance, and living quality of patients with myocardial ischemia induced by coronary heart disease

Objective: This study aims to explore the influences of long-term aerobic exercise combined with resistance training on the cardiac function, exercise tolerance, and living quality of patients with myocardial ischemia induced by Coronary Heart Disease (CHD).

Methods: A total of 100 patients with CHD-induced myocardial ischemia treated in our hospital from February 2015 to February 2016 were chosen. These patients were divided into control and experimental groups through the random number method. Both groups were given conventional drug therapy. Then, the control group received a 3-month resistance training period, whereas the experimental group received a 3-month combined aerobic exercise-resistance training regimen. The cardiac function, exercise tolerance, and living quality of the two groups were then compared.

Results: After the 3-month training period, the experimental group is found superior to the control group in all of the cardiac function indexes. The walking distance in 6 min is longer and the living quality score is significantly lower than those of the control group (P<0.05).

Conclusions: Long-term aerobic exercise combined with resistance training can improve the cardiac function, exercise tolerance, and living quality of patients with CHD-induced myocardial ischemia. Hence, this exercise program holds wide applications.

Author(s): Quan-Zhong Zhao, Hui-Min Liu