Using Oxygen Aids Exercise in PH-HFpEF Patients Without Hypoxemia

Using Oxygen Aids Exercise in PH-HFpEF Patients Without Hypoxemia

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Using Oxygen Aids Exercise in PH-HFpEF Patients Without Hypoxemia

Breathing oxygen-enriched air can significantly improve exercise performance in people with  pulmonary hypertension (PH) linked to heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), including those who might not use supplemental oxygen, according to a small clinical study. Better blood-oxygen levels and more efficient breathing (exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen), as well as a lower heart rate and less dyspnea (shortness of breath) were among other noted benefits of oxygen use during exercise in these patients.…

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