Exercise limitation in interstitial lung disease - mechanisms, significance and therapeutic options.

Abstract

Exercise limitation is a cardinal feature of the interstitial lung diseases and is frequently associated with marked dyspnoea on exertion. People with interstitial lung disease exhibit a rapid, shallow breathing pattern during exercise that worsens as disease progresses. Despite this, ventilatory mechanics are not the major limitation to exercise in most… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/1479972309354689

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