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Exercise & Sport Sciences Reviews:
doi: 10.1097/JES.0b013e318267c0d2

Exercise Ventilatory Limitation: The Role of Expiratory Flow Limitation

Babb, Tony G.

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Ventilatory limitation to exercise remains an important unresolved clinical issue; as a result, many individuals misinterpret the effects of expiratory flow limitation as an all-or-nothing phenomenon. Expiratory flow limitation is not all or none; approaching maximal expiratory flow can have important effects not only on ventilatory capacity but also on breathing mechanics, ventilatory control, and possibly exertional dyspnea and exercise intolerance.

©2013 The American College of Sports Medicine


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