Exercise Training and Rehabilitation in Pulmonary Hypertension

Nicola Benjamin, Alberto Maria Marra, Christina Eichstaedt, Ekkehard Grünig

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Within the last years, exercise training and rehabilitation as add-on to medical treatment has become an emerging field in pulmonary hypertension. Owing to the beneficial effects of exercise training in pulmonary hypertension, the new European Respiratory Society/European Society of Cardiology guidelines for pulmonary hypertension recommended a supervised and closely monitored exercise and respiratory training/rehabilitation as add-on to medical therapy (class IIa, level of evidence B). In this article, different training modalities, effects of exercise training, possible pathobiological mechanisms of action, and future research questions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-430
Number of pages6
JournalHeart Failure Clinics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 14 2018


  • Exercise training
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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