Exercise training in patients with pulmonary and systemic hypertension: A unique therapy for two different diseases

Published: 11 September 2017
Author(s): Massimo Leggio, Augusto Fusco, Giorgio Limongelli, Luca Sgorbini

Pulmonary hypertension is a potentially life-threatening condition. Given its evolving definition, the incidence and prevalence of the disease is difficult to define, but registries suggest an increased global awareness. The management of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension is highly specialised and requires multi-disciplinary input from a range of healthcare professionals, including cardiologists, respiratory physicians, rheumatologists, rehabilitation physicians and cardio-pulmonary physiotherapists.