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Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8443946     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is characterized by limited exercise capacity as a result of changes in pulmonary mechanics, abnormal gas exchange, altered cardiac function, respiratory muscle dysfunction, nutritional factors, and dyspnea. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing is a safe, effective method for objectively studying exercise performance and may be carried out using simple walk tests or more complicated treadmill or cycle-ergometry testing. Indications in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease include defining the etiology of dyspnea, evaluating work disability or impairment, and assessing the response to therapy or the need for supplemental oxygen. It is also indicated in preoperative evaluation and as part of a pulmonary rehabilitation program.
S K Epstein; B R Celli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0891-1150     ISO Abbreviation:  Cleve Clin J Med     Publication Date:    1993 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-08     Completed Date:  1993-04-08     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703441     Medline TA:  Cleve Clin J Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  119-28     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pulmonary Section, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Boston, MA 02130.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise Test*
Lung Diseases, Obstructive / physiopathology*

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