23 September 2013
The six-minute walking test accompanied by pulse oximetry and ventilation assessment in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.
A new study was presented during 2013 ERS Congress with the aim was to evaluate exercise capacity, oxygen desaturation and minute ventilation (VE) during six-minute walking test (6MWT) in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
The 6MWT was performed according to the requirements of American Thoracic Society (2002) using a spirometer Spiropalm 6MWT with integrated pulse oximeter and ventilation measurement.
The study conclusions state that "Oxygen desaturation and VE assessment during the 6MWT may improve functional status evaluation in PAH patients. It is helpful to monitor changing degree of functional impairment, quantify perceive dyspnea, to study presence and extent of desaturation on tension".
The article details are the following:
- Title: "The six-minute walking test accompanied by pulse oximetry and ventilation assessment in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension"
- Authors: Valeriy Bystrov, Tamila Martynyuk, Olga Arhipova, Pavel Galitsin, Irina Chazova. Hypertension, Russian Cardiology Research and Production Complex, Moscow, Russian Federation
- Published in:ERS 2013 Thematic Poster Session nr P2610 - Monday, Septembber 9th 2013
The poster abstract can be read at the following link: click here