Breathing pattern during and after maximal exercise in patients with chronic obstructive lung disease, interstitial lung disease, and cardiac disease, and in normal subjects.

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Inspiratory muscle fatigue and pulmonary edema are both known to cause rapid shallow breathing. It has been suggested that exercise tolerance in patients with pulmonary disease and cardiac disease may be limited by the development of inspiratory muscle fatigue and pulmonary edema, respectively, at maximal exercise. If these hypotheses are correct, breathing… (More)

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