Combined Effect of Aerobic and Resistance Interval Training
on Ejection Fraction in Myocardial Infarction
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This study was conducted to determine whether combination of aerobic and resistance interval training had superior effects than aerobic interval training alone on ejection fraction, cholesterol, and triglycerides in myocardial infarction patients, at Pakistan Railway General Hospital Rawalpindi from July to December 2016. Patients were randomly allocated in interventional (n=13) and control group (n=13) using toss and trial method. Aerobic interval training at 65%-85% of target heart rate was performed in three intervals in both groups; whereas, resistance training at 30-50% of one repetition maximum was added in experimental group. The outcomes were measured before and after six weeks. Ejection fraction was significantly (p=0.029) improved in interventional group 55 (10) as compared to control group 50 (5). Cholesterol levels also showed significant decrease (p=0.021) in control group. The study concluded that combined training has superior effect in improving ejection fraction; whereas, aerobic interval training alone is more effective than combine training in improving cholesterol.
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