Exercise training in patients with chronic heart failure

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7441.711-a (Published 18 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:711

More information is needed on outcomes in individual studies

  1. Chris Metcalfe, lecturer in medical statistics (chris.metcalfe@bristol.ac.uk)
  1. Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2PR

    EDITOR—The ExTraMATCH collaborative has conducted a meta-analysis for which there is a clear need.1 The small size of studies of exercise training for patients with heart failure means that only a meta-analysis can adequately address the question of whether exercise training reduces mortality. Having read their report, I am left wanting to …

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