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Exercise in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18277824     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a group of disorders defined by a progressive elevation of pulmonary vascular resistance in the small pulmonary arteries and arterioles. In its untreated form, the disease causes progressive dyspnea and severe activity limitation resulting in premature death due to right ventricular failure. However, the advent of multiple-targeted medical therapies has significantly altered the prognosis of this disorder, allowing patients to live longer with increased functional ability. Given the trend in prognosis and functionality, this review revisits the possible role for exercise training in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. The evidence suggesting that exercise may be safe in these patients is summarized and a potential exercise prescription is suggested.
Smita A Desai; Richard N Channick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1932-7501     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:    2008 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-18     Completed Date:  2008-03-14     Revised Date:  2008-04-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101291247     Medline TA:  J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  12-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of California San Diego Medical Center, 200 W. Arbor Dr, MC 8373, San Diego, CA 92103 [corrected] USA.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise / physiology
Exercise Therapy* / methods
Hypertension, Pulmonary / physiopathology,  rehabilitation*
Erratum In:
J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2008 Mar-Apr;28(2):table of contents

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