Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing. What Is its Value?
The role and the value of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) in cardiology has been examined in this review study on the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
This study discusses the modern key applications of CPET in CV diseases, with primary emphasis on HF, "starting from the principles that precipitate reduced exercise performance and impaired ventilation, and highlighting the most recent developments on combining exercise invasive hemodynamic and stress echocardiography with gas exchange evaluation".
The large body of evidence on the established pathophysiological clinical and prognostic impact of CPET-derived variables are emphasized, making a continuum of value from physiological bases to their translation into the practical applications.
This study proposes, accordingly, CPET "as a single or combined test that allows the pathophysiological bases of exercise limitation to be translated, quite easily, into clinical practice".
The article details are the following:
- Title: "Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing. What Is its Value?"
- Authors: Guazzi M, Bandera F, Ozemek C, Systrom D, Arena R
- Published in:J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Sep 26;70(13):1618-1636
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