21 April 2016
Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing as a Tool for Diagnosing Pulmonary Hypertension in Patients with Dilated Cardiomyopathy.
An interesting article on the Annals of Electrocardiology showing the impact of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPX) variables on pulmonary hypertension in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).
We evaluated the usefulness of crucial CPX variables for detecting elevated pulmonary arterial pressure (PAP) in patients with DCM.
The study findings show that "%PPeak VO2 was strongly associated with the presence of PH in patients with DCM. Taken together, these findings indicate that CPX variables could be important for diagnosing PH in patients with DCM."
The article details are the following:
- Title: "Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing as a Tool for Diagnosing Pulmonary Hypertension in Patients with Dilated Cardiomyopathy"
- Authors: Hirashiki A, et al - Department of Advanced Medicine in Cardiopulmonary Disease, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
- Published in: Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2016 Feb 1.
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