Understanding the Basics of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing

Milani, Richard V.; Lavie, Carl J.; Mehra, Mandeep R.; Ventura, Hector O.
December 2006
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Dec2006, Vol. 81 Issue 12, p1603
Academic Journal
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing adds important additional information to that provided by the standard exercise test. In particular, cardiopulmonary exercise testing provides precise determination of aerobic capacity, the causes of dyspnea with exertion, and prognosis in patients with systolic heart failure. This review provides basic, practical information about cardiopulmonary exercise testing for the clinician.


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