26 September 2017

Role of cardiopulmonary exercise testing in clinical stratification in heart failure. A position paper from ESC

Posted in COSMED News, English, Clinical CPET, Scientific

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A new position paper on CPET from the Committee on Exercise Physiology and Training of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology was published in the European Journal of Heart Failure.

The aim of the present paper is to review the prognostic role of CPET in Heart Failure (HF) considering the individual patient characteristics, the modality of CPET execution, and newer clinical endpoints. Innovative prognostic flowcharts, with CPET at their core, that help optimize risk stratification and management in HF patients are proposed.

The conclusions of the position paper are that "accurate prognostic conclusions can only be derived after a full consideration of the available CPET-derived variables, including the characteristics of the cohort/patients screened, the specific timing of functional evaluation and the type/modality of CPET performed".

The article details are the following:

- Title: "Role of cardiopulmonary exercise testing in clinical stratification in heart failure. A position paper from the Committee on Exercise Physiology and Training of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology."
- Authors: Corrà U, Agostoni PG, Anker SD, Coats AJS, Crespo Leiro MG, de Boer RA, Hairola VP, Hill L, Lainscak M, Lund LH, Metra M, Ponikowski P, Riley J, Seferović PM, Piepoli MF
- Published in
: Eur J Heart Fail. 2017 Sep 18

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