Babu AS, Arena , Morris NR.
Adv Exp Med Biol. 2017;1000:153-172. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-4304-8_10.
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a chronic, debilitating condition which gravely
affects exercise tolerance and quality of life. Though most therapies focus
purely on medical intervention, there is a growing body of evidence to suggest
the role and benefits of exercise training. This chapter discusses the various
physiological basis for exercise intolerance observed in PH and highlights the
rationale for exercise training. Recent evidence related to exercise training is
summarized and potential pathways to suggest adaptations to exercise training are
put forward. While keeping the paper applicable to clinicians, details on
evaluating exercise intolerance, prescribing exercise and setting up
rehabilitation centers for PH are discussed.