Effects of lower body pressure changes on pulmonary function.


PURPOSE During and following exercise there are a number of changes in pulmonary function, among which is a decrease in forced vital capacity (FVC). Several potential mechanisms may explain this decreased FVC, including an exercise-induced increase in thoracic blood volume. METHODS We tested the hypothesis that altered thoracic blood volume alone, as… (More)


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@article{Coast1998EffectsOL, title={Effects of lower body pressure changes on pulmonary function.}, author={J Richard Coast and J O'kroy and Frank Akers and T. Dahl}, journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise}, year={1998}, volume={30 7}, pages={1035-40} }