Lawarence P Cahalin

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A growing body of literature has underscored the value of ventilatory gas exchange techniques during exercise testing (commonly termed cardiopulmonary exercise testing, or CPX) and their applications in the management of patients with heart failure (HF). The added precision provided by this technology is useful in terms of understanding the physiology and(More)
Exercise training has become increasingly important in the treatment of heart failure patients. It has long been known that the exercise tolerance of a patient with heart failure is related to his or her morbidity and mortality. Recently, it has been proved that exercise training improves cardiorespiratory function, functional status, and psychosocial(More)
This article summarizes the importance of preoperative and postoperative conditioning for lung transplantation and volume reduction surgery. Assessment of exercise tolerance and functional status and identification of the primary limitations to exercise conditioning will enhance preoperative and postoperative exercise conditioning. Exercise conditioning can(More)
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