In this study, the effects of kettlebell exercise training on functional capacity, dyspnea
and activities of daily living in patients diagnosed with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
(PAH) will be investigated.
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Experimental: Kettlebell Exercise
8-week, 3-day/week supervised training will be applied to the participants in this group. After the initial assessment, patients in this group will receive a one-session education on the pathophysiology of PAH, the benefits of physical activity, and energy conservation techniques during activities of daily living. Pharmacological treatment of patients in this group will be continued.
No Intervention: Control
Any intervention will not be performed. After the initial assessment, patients in this group will receive a one-session education on the pathophysiology of PAH, the benefits of physical activity, and energy conservation techniques during activities of daily living. Pharmacological treatment of patients in this group will be continued.
Other: - Kettlebell Exercise
The exercise training plan for this group consists of 4 stages. Each stage lasts 2 weeks and consist of 5 kettlebell (KB) exercises. These exercises will continue from basic (single movement training) to advanced (comprehensive movement training) and is geared towards functional training. Participants will perform 2 sets of 12 repetitions of each exercise. Each training session is planned to last 45 minutes.
The following exercises will be used in KB training: biceps curl, triceps extension, kettlebell swing (two-handed), kettlebell dead lift, kettlebell goblet squat, suitcase carry, waiter carry, bottoms up carry, farmer's walk, overhead carry, lunge, kettlebell row.
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Istanbul University - Cerrahpasa, Institute of Cardiology
Mehmet Serdar Küçükoğlu, PhD, MD