19 December 2017
A practical clinical approach to utilize cardiopulmonary exercise testing in the evaluation and management of coronary artery disease: a primer for cardiologists.
A new review on the Current Opinion on Cardiiology Journal addresses the clinical approach to utilize CPET in the evaluation and management of coronary artery disease (CAD).
There is growing clinical interest for the use of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) to evaluate patients with or suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). With mounting evidence, this concise review with relevant teaching cases helps to illustrate how to integrate CPET data into real world patient care.
The article conclusions show that "CPET can enhance outpatient evaluation and management of CAD. Diagnostically, it can help to identify physiologically significant obstructive-CAD and NO-CAD in patients with normal routine cardiac testing. CPET may be of particular value in symptomatic women with NO-CAD. Prognostically, precise quantification of improvements in exercise capacity may help to improve long-term lifestyle and medication adherence for this chronic condition".
The article details are the following:
- Title: "A practical clinical approach to utilize cardiopulmonary exercise testing in the evaluation and management of coronary artery disease: a primer for cardiologists"
- Authors: Chaudhry S, Arena R, Bhatt DL, Verma S, Kumar N.
- Published in: Curr Opin Cardiol. 2017 Dec 13
The full study can be freely downloaded at the following link: click here