Respiratory muscle dysfunction in congestive heart failure: clinical correlation and prognostic significance.

@article{Meyer2001RespiratoryMD,
  title={Respiratory muscle dysfunction in congestive heart failure: clinical correlation and prognostic significance.},
  author={Franz Joachim Meyer and Mathias Maximilian Borst and Christian Zugck and Andreas Kirschke and Dieter Schellberg and Wolfgang Kuebler and Markus Haass},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2001},
  volume={103 17},
  pages={2153-8}
}
BACKGROUND In congestive heart failure (CHF), the prognostic significance of impaired respiratory muscle strength has not been established. METHODS AND RESULTS Maximal inspiratory pressure (Pi(max)) was prospectively determined in 244 consecutive patients (207 men) with CHF (ischemic, n=75; idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, n=169; age, 54+/-11 years; left ventricular ejection fraction [LVEF], 22+/-10%). Pi(max) was lower in the 244 patients with CHF than in 25 control subjects (7.6+/-3.3… CONTINUE READING
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