Exercise in Chronic Respiratory Disease

  • C. G. Gallagher
  • D. D. Marciniuk


Exercise intolerance is the most distressing consequence of their disease for the majority of patients with chronic respiratory disease. We will briefly review the major abnormalities during exercise in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) but will also refer to other chronic diseases. The interested reader is referred to more detailed reviews (4, 13).


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patient Interstitial Lung Disease Work Rate Maximal Exercise 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. G. Gallagher
    • 1
  • D. D. Marciniuk
  1. 1.Division of Respiratory MedicineRoyal University HospitalSaskatoonCanada

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