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Exercise training in patients with chronic heart failure

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 18 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:711

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  1. Massimo F Piepoli, member, ExTraMATCH collaborative (,
  2. Darrel P Francis, member, ExTraMATCH collaborative
  1. Clinical Cardiology, Royal Brompton Hospital, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London SW3 6LY

    EDITOR—The figure shows the forest plots of the hazard ratios and 95% confidence intervals. The forest plots were removed during revision for reasons of space.

    Fig 1

    Hazard ratios and 95% confidence intervals for individual studies for effect of exercise training on risk of death and on risk of death and admission to hospital (full data available on>)

    As Metcalfe observes, in one fairly …

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