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Canadian Neighbor Pharmacy: Pulmonary Gas Exchange and Exercise Performance in Pulmonary Hypertension

exercise hypoxemiaAmong the important functional consequences of pulmo-xjL nary hypertension are disordered pulmonary gas exchange and impaired exercise tolerance. Both result, to a major degree, from the elevated pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) and thus may be significantly influenced by alterations in pulmonary vascular tone. In this discussion, we will consider both beneficial and detrimental effects on gas exchange and exercise tolerance which may occur subsequent to a reduction of pulmonary vascular resistance by pharmacologic agents.

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