Ambulatory rehabilitation improves exercise capacity in patients with pulmonary hypertension.

@article{Fox2011AmbulatoryRI,
  title={Ambulatory rehabilitation improves exercise capacity in patients with pulmonary hypertension.},
  author={Benjamin Daniel Fox and Michael Kassirer and Israela Weiss and Yael Raviv and Nir Peled and David Shitrit and Mordechai Reuven Kramer},
  journal={Journal of cardiac failure},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={196-200}
}
BACKGROUND Rehabilitation is a central treatment modality for patients with chronic cardiopulmonary disease. Physical exertion for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) has typically been discouraged. Inpatient pulmonary rehabilitation has been shown to improve exercise capacity in patients with PAH. The present study aimed to evaluate outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with PAH. METHODS AND RESULTS Twenty-two patients with PAH or chronic pulmonary thromboembolic… CONTINUE READING
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