An investigation into the acute effects of electrical muscle stimulation on cardiopulmonary function in a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patient - a pilot case study

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Title: An investigation into the acute effects of electrical muscle stimulation on cardiopulmonary function in a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patient - a pilot case study
Authors: Hennessy, Eilis
Coughlan, Garrett
Caulfield, Brian
Crowe, Louis
Perumal, Shakila Devi
McDonnell, Tim J.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2292
Date: Apr-2010
Abstract: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients commonly find it difficult to participate in conventional aerobic exercise training owing to limited cardiopulmonary reserve, excessive dyspnoea and muscle fatigue. Recent studies have shown that significant improvements in oxygen consumption can be gained post 6-week electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) training. Low frequency currents elicit a sustained and significant aerobic response and may be appropriate for COPD patients, who cannot exercise in a conventional manner. A recent study compared the acute metabolic response among COPD patients during resistance training and EMS, using a tetanic frequency of 75 Hertz (Hz), however no investigations have reported on the acute effects of EMS on cardiopulmonary function in a COPD population, using low frequency stimulation current.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Conference Publication
Keywords: Electrical muscle stimulationCardiopulmonaryPulmonary disease
Subject LCSH: Electric stimulation
Lungs--Diseases, Obstructive--Patients--Rehabilitation
Lungs--Diseases, Obstructive--Treatment
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: Poster presentation at the 1st Annual Conference of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (UK and Ireland Chapter), 15-16 April 2010, University of Salford, U.K.
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