Importance of Assessing Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Clinical Practice: A Case for Fitness as a Clinical Vital Sign

Posted on 01 December 2016, Clinical CPET, Scientific

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A new statement by the American Heart Association has been recently published suggesting the addition of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) for risk classification in patient management and to encourage strategies designed to reduce cardiovascular risk.

Reference Standards for Cardiorespiratory Fitness Measured With Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing

Posted on 18 August 2016, English, Clinical CPET, Scientific

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The Mayo Clinic Procedures Journal hosts an article describing the project to create a registry of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) reference values. Given the importance of CRF in estimating health risk, it is essential to have accurate reference values to know what constitutes a “normal” value.