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Peripheral arterial disease: an underestimated aetiology of exercise intolerance in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients.

Authors
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  • 1 I.M.N.S.S.A. B.P. 610-83800 Toulon Armées, Department of Ergonomics, University of Toulon Var, Toulon, France. [email protected] , (France)
Type
Published Article
Journal
European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology
Publication Date
Volume
15
Issue
3
Pages
270–277
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/HJR.0b013e3282f009a9
PMID: 18446087
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The effect of peripheral arterial disease on exercise intolerance in COPD seems to be considerable. Therefore, COPD patients participating in a pulmonary rehabilitation programme should profit from a systematic search for arterial disease. Arterial dysfunction has to be taken into account in the multidisciplinary treatment of these patients.

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