Fatigue in Cardiopulmonary Disease

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Fatigue is often the major presenting complaint in patients with cardiac or pulmonary disease. This review explores a number of the multiple possible causes of fatigue in this population of patients. The identification of fatigue and possible approaches to the treatment of fatigue in cardiopulmonary patients are presented. Finally, the role of exercise and appropriate exercise prescription for treatment of fatigue for cardiac and pulmonary patients is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)389-404
Number of pages16
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Cardiac disease
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Exercise
  • Fatigue
  • Pulmonary disease
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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