Should You Exercise If You Have Pulmonary Hypertension?
In this video from the Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Hypertension Disease at Stanford film, Dr. Kristina Kudelko discusses whether pulmonary hypertension patients should exercise and the health benefits they may experience when they undertake an exercise regimen.
Kudelko explains that for many years it was considered dangerous for anyone with pulmonary hypertension to exercise. However, now physicians recommend that PH patients enter monitored exercise programs to gain health benefits and increase their six-minute walking test. Pulmonary rehabilitation can be tailored to the patient’s exact needs and will take into consideration the ability of the patient and any other medical issues they may be dealing with.
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