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Resistance exercise training

There has been little enthusiasm for resistance exercise, primarily because of the potentially harmful cardiovascular responses observed to sustained isometric hand grip exercising for >3 min. These included marked increases in systemic vascular resistance and decreases in left ventricular ejection fraction and stroke work index, indicating acute left ventricular overload. In contrast, during a rhythmic […] Read more



The alcoholics described so far in this chapter were not suffering from additional clear-cut psychological illness. But alcoholism can be the most evident disturbance in a patient whose principal disorder is, in fact, neurosis. The alcoholism is not primary and the form of the drinking is not distinctive. Very varied patterns are adopted. Alcoholics with […] Read more

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Does pacing for heart failure induce electrocardiographic remodeling?

In recent years, a new nonpharmacologic therapy, ventricular resynchronization therapy (VRT), has been developed to treat advanced drug-resistant heart failure with electrocardiographic (ECG) evidence of delayed interintra-ventricular conduction. The ECG is fundamental in two regards: initially, in that the indication for left ventricular or biventricular pacing requires a long QRS ± left bundle branch block […] Read more

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Ways to get rid of alcohol

Drinking is now a necessity. He is taking alcohol for its effects. He frequently drinks to the point of drunkenness. Inevitably this has its physical consequences. Losses of memory occur. On recovery from a drinking session the alcoholic finds he has no memory for its later stages. He cannot say how he got home, nor […] Read more

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What exercise training modalities are recommended in heart failure?

The recent recommendations by the European Society of Cardiology’s Working Groups on Heart Failure and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology are the reference text in this regard. Any recommendation for exercise training in heart failure should be based on the patient’s particular pathology, response to exercise (heart rate, blood pressure, symptoms, and perceived exertion), and […] Read more