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Table 1 Study population: inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: The role of a structured exercise training program on cardiac structure and function after acute myocardial infarction: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Inclusion criteria:
Between 18 and 75-years-old
Acute myocardial infarction (according to the universal definition of myocardial infarction [16])
Both ST elevation and non-ST elevation myocardial infarction
One month since discharge
Left ventricular ejection fraction >30%
Able to exercise
Exclusion criteria
Moderate or severe valvular disease
Atrial fibrillation
Uncontrolled atrial or ventricular tachyarrhythmias
Exercise-induced myocardial ischemia
Pericardial disease
Moderate or severe chronic lung disease (vital capacity and/or forced expiratory volume in 1 second <80% of age-dependent predicted value)
Severe renal disease or dysfunction (creatinine clearance <30 mL/min, calculated by the Cockcroft-Gault formula)
Anaemia (hemoglobin <12 g/dL)