The heterogeneity of regional specific ventilation is unchanged following heavy exercise in athletes.


Heavy exercise increases ventilation-perfusion mismatch and decreases pulmonary gas exchange efficiency. Previous work using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) arterial spin labeling in athletes has shown that, after 45 min of heavy exercise, the spatial heterogeneity of pulmonary blood flow was increased in recovery. We hypothesized that the heterogeneity of… (More)
DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00778.2012


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