Inspiratory Muscle Training in Pulmonary Hypertension
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01410279
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2011 by Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : August 5, 2011
Last Update Posted : August 5, 2011
Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre
Associação Fundo de Incentivo à Pesquisa
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
The purpose of this study is evaluate the effect the inspiratory muscle training on the functional capacity of patients with pulmonary hypertension.
Condition or disease
Other: Inspiratory muscle training
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a syndrome, in the case of hemodynamic alteration of a number of diseases and processes, such as the progressive increase in pulmonary vascular resistance, right heart failure and early death. Frequently patients with PH have reduced functional capacity, quality of life and survival. It was demonstrated recently that patients with HP also have inspiratory muscle weakness, possibly further increase the fatigue and dyspnea during exercise. To meet this need, inspiratory muscle training can lead to significant improvement in respiratory muscle strength, exercise tolerance and dyspnea, thus resulting in reduction of discomfort during activities of daily living, increase in exercise capacity and improved quality of life in different situations.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 75 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Clinical diagnosis pulmonary hypertension
World Health Organization (WHO) functional class II to IV