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Statement on cardiopulmonary exercise testing in chronic heart failure due to left ventricular dysfunction: recommendations for performance and interpretation Part II: How to perform cardiopulmonary exercise testing in chronic heart failure.
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PMID:  16926657     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Basic and practical information related to equipment, methodology, exercise protocols, conduct of the test and quality control issues for cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) will be addressed in this II part of the statement. CPET users have the responsibility for assuring that measurements remain accurate. CPT, especially when it features breath-by-breath gas exchange analysis, requires meticulous attention to calibration procedures to assure accurate and reproducible measurements. Skills and knowledge of personnel for supervision and test interpretation, as well as patient preparation and information are key features for a correct CPET conduction: all these issues will be faced. Finally, after the test, the investigator needs to format the results in a manner that optimises the ability to discriminate essential response features; that is, to establish 'interpretive clusters' of the variables of interest. An example of a cardiopulmonary summary exercise test data report will be provided, defining the most important information that should be incorporated in a final report.
; ; Massimo F Piepoli; Ugo Corrà; Pier Giuseppe Agostoni; Romualdo Belardinelli; Alain Cohen-Solal; Rainer Hambrecht; Luc Vanhees
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Practice Guideline    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1741-8267     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-23     Completed Date:  2006-09-08     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101192000     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  300-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cardiology / standards
Exercise Test / contraindications,  methods,  standards*
Exercise Tolerance
Heart Failure / physiopathology*
Respiratory Function Tests
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / physiopathology*

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