Exercise-disordered breathing in chronic heart failure

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Patients with heart failure develop various ventilatory abnormalities, including reduced ventilatory reserves, increased ventilatory demands, and high work and cost of breathing. They tend to breathe with a rapid-shallow pattern, have low end-expiratory lung volumes, and may develop rhythmic oscillations in ventilation and tidal volume. These abnormalities likely contribute to exercise limitations and are associated with a worsening prognosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-201
Number of pages8
JournalExercise and sport sciences reviews
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006



  • Periodic breathing
  • Pulmonary congestion
  • Restrictive
  • Tachypnea
  • Ventilation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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