Artículos de revistas
Respiratory Parameters and Exercise Functional Capacity in Preeclampsia
Hypertension In Pregnancy. London: Informa Healthcare, v. 29, n. 3, p. 301-309, 2010.
Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
Objective: To evaluate maximal respiratory pressures, pulmonary volumes and capacities and exercise functional capacity in pregnant women with preeclampsia. Method: Primigravid women with preeclampsia and healthy primigravid women were evaluated by means of manovacuometry, spirometry and the 6-minute walk test. Results: The group with preeclampsia showed higher minute ventilation and lower forced vital capacity and exercise tolerance. The presence of preeclampsia and forced vital capacity were predictors in the six-minute walk test. Conclusion: Preeclampsia showed significant alterations in the respiratory system and was associated with lower exercise tolerance; however, it did not affect respiratory muscle functions.