Pulmonary vascular distensibility predicts aerobic capacity in healthy individuals.

@article{Lalande2012PulmonaryVD,
  title={Pulmonary vascular distensibility predicts aerobic capacity in healthy individuals.},
  author={Sophie Lalande and Patrick Yerly and Vitalie Faoro and Robert Naeije},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={590 17},
  pages={
          4279-88
        }
}
It has been suggested that shallow slopes of mean pulmonary artery pressure (MPPA)–cardiac output (Q) relationships and pulmonary transit of agitated contrast during exercise may be associated with a higher maximal aerobic capacity V(O(2)max). If so, individuals with a higher V(O(2)max) could also exhibit a higher pulmonary vascular distensibility and increased pulmonary capillary blood volume during exercise. Exercise stress echocardiography was performed with repetitive injections of agitated… CONTINUE READING
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