Interval versus Continuous training in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation in COPD

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Κατεύθυνση Καρδιοπνευμονική Αποκατάσταση και Αποκατάσταση Πασχόντων ΜΕΘ
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Lagios Nikolaos
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Βογιατζής Ιωάννης, Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής, ΣΕΦΑΑ, ΕΚΠΑ
Κουλούρης Νικόλαος, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Ζακυνθινός Σπυρίδων, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Original Title:
Σύγκριση διαλλειματικής με συνεχόμενη άσκηση στην καρδιοπνευμονική αποκατάσταση στην ΧΑΠ
Translated title:
Interval versus Continuous training in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation in COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is the fifth leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and is a preventable and partially treatable disease. COPD -which is mainly caused because of smocking- is characterized by a persistent airflow limitation that is usually progressive and associated with an enhanced chronic inflammatory response in the airways and the lung to noxious particles or gasses. Major consequences are dyspnea, impaired exercise capacity and the significantly reduced quality of life. Activity limitation constitutes a characteristic feature of COPD which results from ventilatory limitation, cardiovascular impairment, and/or skeletal muscle dysfunction. There is strong evidence that pulmonary rehabilitation increases exercise tolerance, reduces symptoms and improves health-related quality of life. Although pulmonary rehabilitation includes education, nutritional and psychological support, the physical exercise component is considered the cornerstone of rehabilitation. Exercise training is a core component of pulmonary rehabilitation which improves the exercise capacity of patients with COPD. Dyspnea and health-related quality of life also improve following pulmonary rehabilitation and it is recommended that exercise training should be included routinely in the management of patients with moderate to severe COPD. The aim of this study is to compare two popular strategies of exercise training in patients with COPD; through the literature review both interval and continuous training are examined in order to present the best results.
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Health Sciences
Interval training, Continuous training, Pulmonary rehabilitation, COPD
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