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Lung India Official publication of Indian Chest Society  
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Year : 1984  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 245-247

Transfer Co-Efficient For Carbon Monoxide In Sportsmen



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V. K Vijayan


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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.


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