Aerobic exercise training improves autonomic nervous control in patients with COPD.

  title={Aerobic exercise training improves autonomic nervous control in patients with COPD.},
  author={Audrey Borghi-Silva and Ross Arena and Viviane Castello and Rodrigo Polaquini Sim{\~o}es and Luis Eduardo Barreto Martins and Aparecida M. Catai and Dirceu Joaquim Costa},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  volume={103 10},
OBJECTIVES Autonomic modulation is adversely impacted in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The purpose of the present investigation is to assess the effects of a 6-week aerobic exercise training program on autonomic modulation of heart rate in patients with COPD. METHODS Forty patients of both sexes with moderate-to-severe COPD were randomly allocated to aerobic exercise training (PT, n=20) or to usual care (Control, n=20). The training program consisted of lower and… CONTINUE READING


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