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Table 2 Comparing both groups at the end of each program

From: Effect of a 6-week and 12-week cardiac rehabilitation program on heart rate recovery

Variable 6-week program (n = 30) 12-week program (n = 30) p value
Lipid profile
 Total cholesterol, mg/dl 148.57 ± 38.1 154.3 ± 22.43 0.48
 LDL-C, mg/dl 85.87 ± 25.12 90 ± 12.77 0.425
 HDL-C, mg/dl 46.13 ± 4.47 47.6 ± 2.61 0.313
 Triglycerides, mg/dl 118.97 ± 37.73 114.03 ± 23.86 0.547
Exercise test and echocardiographic parameters
 METs achieved 12.67 ± 2.54 14.77 ± 2.01 0.0008
 Exercise time, min 14.91 ± 2.5 16.2 ± 2.31 0.041
 Peak heart rate, bpm 136.63 ± 14.31 154.03 ± 25.08 0.002
 Resting heart rate, bpm 68.8 ± 9.08 63.83 ± 6.75 0.019
 Heart rate recovery, bpm 26.5 ± 6.78 23.17 ± 6.12 0.051
 LVEF, % 53.3 ± 9.2 54.53 ± 7.47 0.571
  1. Continuous variables are expressed as mean and standard deviation
  2. LDL-C low density lipoprotein cholesterol, HDL-C high density lipoprotein cholesterol, METs metabolic equivalent of task, LVEF left ventricular ejection fraction