Low Aerobic Capacity Linked to Higher Risk of Exacerbations

Low Aerobic Capacity Linked to Higher Risk of Exacerbations

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Low Aerobic Capacity Linked to Higher Risk of Exacerbations

Cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with lower aerobic exercise capacity — assessed with a non-invasive cardiopulmonary exercise test — have a 4.5 times higher risk of future pulmonary exacerbations, according to a small 10-year study in Greece. Aerobic capacity, or VO2peak, is the maximal amount of oxygen a person’s lungs absorb during an exercise test. It’s a measure of an individual’s level of cardiovascular health. These findings add to those of previous studies showing that low…

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