Evidence on exercise training in pulmonary hypertension

Abraham Samuel Babu, Ross Arena, Norman R. Morris

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Abstract

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a chronic, debilitating condition which gravely affects exercise tolerance and quality of life. Though most therapies focus purely on medical intervention, there is a growing body of evidence to suggest the role and benefits of exercise training. This chapter discusses the various physiological basis for exercise intolerance observed in PH and highlights the rationale for exercise training. Recent evidence related to exercise training is summarized and potential pathways to suggest adaptations to exercise training are put forward. While keeping the paper applicable to clinicians, details on evaluating exercise intolerance, prescribing exercise and setting up rehabilitation centers for PH are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages153-172
Number of pages20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Volume1000
ISSN (Print)0065-2598
ISSN (Electronic)2214-8019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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    Babu, A. S., Arena, R., & Morris, N. R. (2017). Evidence on exercise training in pulmonary hypertension. In Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (pp. 153-172). (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology; Vol. 1000). Springer New York LLC. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-4304-8_10