Exercise Intolerance in Heart Failure: Central Role for the Pulmonary System

Sophie Lalande, Troy J. Cross, Manda L. Keller-Ross, Norman R. Morris, Bruce D. Johnson, Bryan J. Taylor

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We propose that abnormalities of the pulmonary system contribute significantly to the exertional dyspnea and exercise intolerance observed in patients with chronic heart failure. Interventions designed to address the deleterious pulmonary manifestations of heart failure may, therefore, yield promising improvements in exercise tolerance in this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-19
Number of pages9
JournalExercise and sport sciences reviews
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • bronchial vasculature
  • exercise tolerance
  • heart failure
  • intrathoracic pressure
  • pulmonary hypertension
  • ventilatory inefficiency
  • work of breathing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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