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Heart Fail Clin. 2018 Jul;14(3):425-430. doi: 10.1016/j.hfc.2018.03.008.

Exercise Training and Rehabilitation in Pulmonary Hypertension.

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1
Department of Pneumology, Centre for Pulmonary Hypertension, Thoraxklinik at Heidelberg University Hospital, Röntgenstraße 1, Heidelberg 69126, Germany; German Center of Lung Research (DZL), TLRC Heidelberg, Germany.
2
IRCCS SDN, Via Gianturco 113, Naples 80143, Italy.
3
Department of Pneumology, Centre for Pulmonary Hypertension, Thoraxklinik at Heidelberg University Hospital, Röntgenstraße 1, Heidelberg 69126, Germany; German Center of Lung Research (DZL), TLRC Heidelberg, Germany. Electronic address: Ekkehard.gruenig@med.uni-heidelberg.de.

Abstract

Within the last years, exercise training and rehabilitation as add-on to medical treatment has become an emerging field in pulmonary hypertension. Owing to the beneficial effects of exercise training in pulmonary hypertension, the new European Respiratory Society/European Society of Cardiology guidelines for pulmonary hypertension recommended a supervised and closely monitored exercise and respiratory training/rehabilitation as add-on to medical therapy (class IIa, level of evidence B). In this article, different training modalities, effects of exercise training, possible pathobiological mechanisms of action, and future research questions are discussed.

KEYWORDS:

Exercise training; Pulmonary arterial hypertension; Pulmonary hypertension; Rehabilitation; Training effects

PMID:
29966639
DOI:
10.1016/j.hfc.2018.03.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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