Project

Evaluation of the clinical relevance of ergoreflex activity in patients with left ventricular dysfunction.

Duration
01 January 2010 → 31 December 2015
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other biological sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Cardiac and vascular medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Palliative care and end-of-life care
    • Regenerative medicine
    • Other basic sciences
    • Cardiac and vascular medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Palliative care and end-of-life care
    • Regenerative medicine
    • Other clinical sciences
    • Other health sciences
    • Nursing
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Cardiac and vascular medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Palliative care and end-of-life care
    • Regenerative medicine
    • Other translational sciences
    • Other medical and health sciences
Keywords
heart failure exercise intolerance exercise training biomarkers ergoreflex activity
 
Project description

Overactivity of ergoreceptors, muscle afferents sensitive to metabolic products, are thought to be responsible for exercise intolerance in heart failure. In the current era of heart failure management, the contribution of ergoreflex activity to hyperventilation is investigated. Additional studies are also started on the relationship between new biomarkers and exercise variables and on the effects of exercise training in heart failure.