Low Oxygen in Muscles Linked to Poor Exercise Capacity in SSc Patients

Low Oxygen in Muscles Linked to Poor Exercise Capacity in SSc Patients

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Low Oxygen in Muscles Linked to Poor Exercise Capacity in SSc Patients

Poor oxygenation in skeletal muscles — those used in voluntary movements — contributes to impaired exercise capacity in people with scleroderma, a study suggests. The study, “Reduced exercise capacity in patients with systemic sclerosis is associated with lower peak tissue oxygen extraction: a cardiovascular magnetic resonance-augmented cardiopulmonary exercise study,” was published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. Lung disease, heart muscle disease, anemia (low number of red blood cells), and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)…

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