Exercise training in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

  title={Exercise training in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Ghada Bourjeily and Carolyn L Rochester},
  journal={Clinics in chest medicine},
  volume={21 4},
Exercise limitation is a common and disturbing manifestation of COPD. The exercise intolerance is often caused by multiple interrelated anatomic and physiologic disturbances. Importantly, exercise tolerance can be improved despite the presence of fixed structural abnormalities in the lung. Exercise training, undertaken alone or in the context of comprehensive PR, improves exercise endurance and, to a lesser degree, the maximal tolerated workload of patients with COPD. Pulmonary rehabilitation… CONTINUE READING