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Heart Fail Clin. 2008 Jan;4(1):99-115. doi: 10.1016/j.hfc.2007.12.002.

Exercise intolerance.

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Section of Cardiology, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem, NC 27157, USA. dkitzman@wfubmc.edu

Abstract

Exercise intolerance is the primary symptom of chronic diastolic heart failure. It is part of the definition of heart failure and is intimately linked to its pathophysiology. Further, exercise intolerance affects the diagnosis and prognosis of heart failure. In addition, understanding the mechanisms of exercise intolerance can lead to developing and testing rational treatments for heart failure. This article focuses on the fundamental principles of exercise physiology and on the assessment, pathophysiology, and potential treatment of exercise intolerance in diastolic heart failure.

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PMID:
18313628
PMCID:
PMC2700357
DOI:
10.1016/j.hfc.2007.12.002
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