Acute hypervolemia lengthens red cell pulmonary transit time during exercise in endurance athletes.

The purpose was to determine if acute plasma volume expansion (PVE) changed red-cell pulmonary transit time (PTT) during severe exercise. Twelve endurance athletes performed 6.5 min of severe cycling exercise on different days. Pentaspan [(500 ml, infusion condition, I] or placebo [(60 ml saline), non-infusion condition, N] were infused prior to exercise… CONTINUE READING