Pulmonary haemodynamic response to two-stage exercise in patients with chronic bronchitis.

The pressure/flow relationship in the pulmonary circulation has been studied in 43 patients with chronic bronchitis, at rest (R) and during exercise at two levels: 30 or 40 W (E1), and 60 or 80 W (E2), without interruption. For the entire group, pulmonary vascular resistance was 142 +/- 70 dyn X s X cm-5 at rest, 131 +/- 55 at the first exercise level and… (More)