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Table 7 Results of the treadmill exercise test in three groups of patients before (I) and at the end (II) of cardiac rehabilitation

From: Indoor cycling training in rehabilitation of patients after myocardial infarction

Variable IC group
X ± SD
p ST group
X ± SD
p Δ IC versus Δ ST
p value
Time I 9.21 ± 2.02 < 0.001 9.41 ± 0.39 < 0.001 0.772
Time II 11.24 ± 1.26 10.91 ± 2.22
Δ (min) 2.03 1.50
MET I 9.16 ± 1.30 0.006 8.65 ± 0.25 0.002 0.873
MET II 10.73 ± 1.23 9.86 ± 1.12
Δ MET 1.57 1.21
HRrest I 66.32 ± 9.16 0.862 70.11 ± 8.15 0.790 0.899
HRrest II 65.30 ± 10.31 68.40 ± 7.71
Δ (beats/minute) − 1.02 − 1.71
HRmax I 128.25 ± 14.79 0.169 128.55 ± 14.69 0.264 0.992
HRmax II 133.65 ± 16.37 133.75 ± 11.10
Δ (beats/minute) 5.4 5.2
SBPrest I 124.60 ± 11.59 0.999 124.40 ± 13.96 0.936 0.914
SBPrest II 125.45 ± 18.11 123.88 ± 2.38
Δ (mmHg) 0.85 − 0.52
DBPrest I 82.10 ± 6.52 0.984 79.25 ± 4.16 0.918 0.918
DBPrest II 81.05 ± 7.26 79.34 ± 6.27
Δ (mmHg) − 1.05 0.09
SBPmax I 169.25 ± 11.30 0.663 158.50 ± 10.15 0.730 0.114
SBPmax II 174.09 ± 12.25 162.33 ± 13.53
Δ (mmHg) 4.84 3.83
DBPmax I 84.21 ± 6.48 0.954 83.85 ± 6.50 0.916 0.922
DBPmax II 82.20 ± 9.33 82.09 ± 6.18
Δ (mmHg) − 2.01 − 1.76
VO2max I 37.27 ± 3.23 < 0.001 36.89 ± 6.22 < 0.001 0.167
VO2max II 39.10 ± 3.17 38.76 ± 3.44
Δ (ml/kg/min) 1.83 1.87
  1. All data are presented as means ± standard deviation and the difference (Δ – delta)
  2. MET metabolic equivalent, HRrest resting heart rate, HRmax maximum heart rate, DBPmax maximum diastolic blood pressure, DBPrest resting diastolic blood pressure, SBPmax maximum systolic blood pressure, SBPrest resting systolic blood pressure, VO2max maximal oxygen uptake