Peripheral Muscle Function in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Chronic Heart Failure

Maltais, Fran├žois; Jobin, Jean
June 2001
Clinical & Investigative Medicine;Jun2001 Supplement, Vol. 24, pS36
Academic Journal
The article discusses the peripheral muscle function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic heart failure. From the patient's point of view, the consequences of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic heart failure are very similar. Both conditions are characterized by dyspnea, exercise intolerance, and reduced quality of life. Another interesting observation is that the level of lung function in COPD is a poor predictor of exercise tolerance.


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