Journal article

Perceived exertion as an exercise intensity indicator in chronic heart failure patients on beta-blockers

I Levinger, R Bronks, DV Cody, I Linton, A Davie

JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCE AND MEDICINE | JOURNAL SPORTS SCIENCE & MEDICINE | Published : 2004

Abstract

The Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) has been used as a supplementary tool for prescription of exercise training intensity for healthy and special populations. Despite the wide use of the RPE scale, there is an inconsistency regarding the accuracy of that scale for chronic heart failure (CHF) patients treated with beta-blockers. The study examined the correlation between RPE and heart rate (HR), percentage of maximal HR (%MHR), ventilation (VE) and oxygen consumption (VO2) during graded treadmill testing and examined the RPE scale as a guideline for training intensity for CHF patients treated with beta-blockers. Fourteen men age 57.7 ± 10.2 yrs diagnosed with CHF and treated with beta-bloc..

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