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Cardiopulmonary exercise testing and its application.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17890705     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) has become an important clinical tool to evaluate exercise capacity and predict outcome in patients with heart failure and other cardiac conditions. It provides assessment of the integrative exercise responses involving the pulmonary, cardiovascular and skeletal muscle systems, which are not adequately reflected through the measurement of individual organ system function. CPET is being used increasingly in a wide spectrum of clinical applications for evaluation of undiagnosed exercise intolerance and for objective determination of functional capacity and impairment. This review focuses on the exercise physiology and physiological basis for functional exercise testing and discusses the methodology, indications, contraindications and interpretation of CPET in normal people and in patients with heart failure.
K Albouaini; M Egred; A Alahmar; D J Wright
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart (British Cardiac Society)     Volume:  93     ISSN:  1468-201X     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-24     Completed Date:  2007-11-05     Revised Date:  2013-06-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602087     Medline TA:  Heart     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1285-92     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Cardiothoracic Centre, Liverpool, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise / physiology*
Exercise Test / contraindications,  methods*
Exercise Tolerance
Heart Failure / diagnosis*
Oxygen Consumption / physiology
Pulmonary Gas Exchange / physiology
Respiratory Function Tests / methods
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors

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