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Applications of cardiopulmonary exercise testing in the management of cardiovascular and pulmonary disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15702456     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A growing body of literature has underscored the value of ventilatory gas exchange techniques during exercise testing (commonly termed cardiopulmonary exercise testing) and their applications in the management of patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary disease. Once limited to the domain of research physiologists and pulmonary medicine, the test is now widely used in clinical practice; guidelines on exercise testing from major organizations list specific indications for the use of cardiopulmonary exercise testing. The added precision provided by this technology is useful in terms of quantifying the response to therapy, evaluating disability, assessing the mechanism of exercise intolerance, making activity recommendations to patients, and quantifying the response to training. Importantly, a significant body of data published in recent years has documented the prognostic utility of cardiopulmonary exercise testing. A cardiopulmonary exercise test can supplement other clinical and exercise test information when precision is important, when the patient's symptoms are mixed, or when it is unclear why the patient was referred for exercise testing. Information from the test can also be used to support the important recommendation that the patient engage in an exercise program.
J Myers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of sports medicine     Volume:  26 Suppl 1     ISSN:  0172-4622     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Sports Med     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-09     Completed Date:  2005-05-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008349     Medline TA:  Int J Sports Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S49-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiology Division Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anaerobic Threshold / physiology
Cardiovascular Diseases / diagnosis*,  therapy
Diagnosis, Differential
Exercise Test*
Lung Diseases / diagnosis*,  therapy
Lung Volume Measurements
Pulmonary Gas Exchange / physiology

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