Dynamic hyperinflation and exercise intolerance in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The role of dynamic hyperinflation (DH) in exercise limitation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) remains to be defined. We examined DH during exercise in 105 patients with COPD (FEV(1) = 37 +/- 13% predicted; mean +/- SD) and studied the relationships between resting lung volumes, DH during exercise, and peak oxygen consumption (VO(2… (More)