publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Gender disparity of changes in heart rate during the six-minute walk test among patients with chronic obstructive airway disease

Raffaele Fiorillo; Ali Qazvini; Mostafa Ghaneii; Luis Lores Obradors; Esmaeil Alibakhshi;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jul 2017 Journal: Australasian Medical Journal, volume 10 (eissn: 1836-1935, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Scitechnol Biosoft Pvt. Ltd.
Abstract
Background Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of chronic morbidity and mortality worldwide. Clarify; COPD is the fifth leading cause of death and disease burden globally. Aims The purpose of this study is to compare the gender disparity of changes in heart rate during 6-minute walk test (6MWT) among patients with chronic obstructive airway disease (COPD). We also aimed to assess the relationship between change in heart rate and body mass index (BMI). Methods We randomly selected 59 elderly subjects with COPD (made up of 45 men and 14 women). The selected patients all had Medical Research Council (MRC) dyspnea index of ≥3. All patients ...
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free text keywords: COPD patients, main HR parameters, men, women, 6MWT, Medicine (General), R5-920, Cardiology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, SIX MINUTE WALK, Heart rate, Gender disparity, Obstructive airway disease, business.industry, business, Internal medicine
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