Chronic fatigue syndrome: illness severity, sedentary lifestyle, blood volume and evidence of diminished cardiac function.

@article{Hurwitz2009ChronicFS,
  title={Chronic fatigue syndrome: illness severity, sedentary lifestyle, blood volume and evidence of diminished cardiac function.},
  author={Barry E. Hurwitz and Virginia T Coryell and Meela Parker and Pedro Polo Mart{\'i}n and Arthur Laperriere and Nancy G. Klimas and George Sfakianakis and Martin S. Bilsker},
  journal={Clinical science},
  year={2009},
  volume={118 2},
  pages={125-35}
}
The study examined whether deficits in cardiac output and blood volume in a CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome) cohort were present and linked to illness severity and sedentary lifestyle. Follow-up analyses assessed whether differences in cardiac output levels between CFS and control groups were corrected by controlling for cardiac contractility and TBV (total blood volume). The 146 participants were subdivided into two CFS groups based on symptom severity data, severe (n=30) and non-severe (n=26… CONTINUE READING