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Warm water immersion in patients with chronic heart failure: a pilot study: Shah immerse: HF (2018)
Journal Article
Shah, P., Pellicori, P., Kallvikbacka-Bennett, A., Zhang, J., Pan, D., & Clark, A. L. (2018). Warm water immersion in patients with chronic heart failure: a pilot study: Shah immerse: HF. Clinical Research in Cardiology, doi:10.1007/s00392-018-1376-2

Background Patients with chronic conditions, such as heart failure, swim regularly and most rehabilitation exercises are conducted in warm hydrotherapy pools. However, little is known about the acute effects of warm water immersion (WWI) on cardiac... Read More

Low serum chloride in patients with chronic heart failure: clinical associations and prognostic significance (2018)
Journal Article
Cuthbert, J. J., Pellicori, P., Rigby, A., Pan, D., Kazmi, S., Shah, P., & Clark, A. L. (2018). Low serum chloride in patients with chronic heart failure: clinical associations and prognostic significance. European journal of heart failure, 20(10), 1426-1435. doi:10.1002/ejhf.1247

© 2018 The Authors. European Journal of Heart Failure © 2018 European Society of Cardiology Background: Low serum chloride is common in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and is associated with worse outcomes. We investigated the clinical and... Read More

Effect of increased inspired oxygen on exercise performance in patients with heart failure and normal ejection fraction (2018)
Journal Article
Shah, P., Pellicori, P., Rimmer, S., Rigby, A. S., & Clark, A. L. (2018). Effect of increased inspired oxygen on exercise performance in patients with heart failure and normal ejection fraction. International journal of cardiology, 268, 166-169. doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.05.029

Introduction: We investigated whether increased concentrations of inspired oxygen (FiO2) affects exercise tolerance in patients with heart failure and normal ejection fraction (HeFNEF). Methods: 46 patients (mean age 75 years (63% male) and median NT... Read More

Is swimming safe in heart failure? : a systematic review (2017)
Journal Article
Shah, P. M., Pellicori, P., Macnamara, A., Urbinati, A., & Clark, A. L. (2017). Is swimming safe in heart failure? : a systematic review. Cardiology in review, 25(6), 321-325. doi:10.1097/CRD.0000000000000154

It is not clear whether swimming is safe in patients with chronic heart failure. Ten studies examining the hemodynamic effects of acute water immersion (WI) (155 patients; average age 60 years; 86% male; mean left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)... Read More