Training for the Enhancement of Exercise Tolerance in Patients with Left Ventricular Dysfunction

  • Andrew J. S. Coats


In normal subjects maximal exercise during standard incremental exercise tests is usually limited at a point where delivery of oxygen to the periphery is maximal. This point is called maximal oxygen uptake, defined as the rate of oxygen uptake where a further increment of workload leads to further anaerobic metabolism, but no further increase in oxygen utilisation. In normals this point is also the point at which cardiac output is maximal.


Heart Failure Skeletal Muscle Exercise Training Chronic Heart Failure Physical Training 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew J. S. Coats
    • 1
  1. 1.National Heart and Lung InstituteImperial CollegeLondonUK

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