Inspiratory Capacity during Exercise: Measurement, Analysis, and Interpretation
(a) Example of a resting and peak exercise tidal breath superimposed within a maximum flow-volume loop (thick black line). Modified from . The position of the tidal breaths along the -axis is based on the measurement of end-expiratory lung volume (determined from inspiratory capacity maneuvers). (b) Operating lung volume plot versus cycle work rate. Inspiratory capacity maneuvers are performed at rest (0 W) and every 20 W throughout exercise. TLC, total lung capacity; IRV, inspiratory reserve volume; EILV, end-inspiratory lung volume; EELV, end-expiratory lung volume; , tidal volume; IC, inspiratory capacity; , volume of the tidal breath that is flow limited on expiration; %EFL, percentage of expiratory flow limitation; ERV, expiratory reserve volume; MFVL, maximum flow-volume loop; DH, dynamic hyperinflation.
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