Transfer co-efficient for carbon monoxide in sportsmen

Vijayan, V K and Tripathy, S P and Kuppurao, K V and Prabhakar, R (1984) Transfer co-efficient for carbon monoxide in sportsmen. Lung India, 2 (3). pp. 245-247. ISSN Print: 0970-2113; Online: 0974-598X

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The transfer factor (TLCO) and the transfer coefficient (KCO) for carbon monoxide were measured by the single-breath method in eleven non-smoking college sportsmen. The mean transfer factor for whole lung in the college sportsmen was within normal limits when compared to predicted values of European descent; however, the transfer coefficient was high and is thought to be due to a rise in pulmonary capillary blood volume. It is postulated that continuous and prolonged training of sportsmen causes recruitment of pulmonary capillaries and this causes increased capillary blood volume even at rest.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Clinical Research
Divisions: Clinical Research
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2013 10:45
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2016 09:10

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