Journal Article

CPET in heart failure

F.X Kleber, P Waurick and M Winterhalter

in European Heart Journal Supplements

Published on behalf of European Society of Cardiology

Volume 6, issue suppl_D, pages D1-D4
Published in print August 2004 | ISSN: 1520-765X
Published online August 2004 | e-ISSN: 1554-2815 | DOI:
CPET in heart failure

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CPET has gained wide acceptance in CHF for evaluation and quantification of symptoms, for differential diagnosis of dyspnea, for judgement of prognosis, and as a guide to therapy. In this article technical as well as pathophysiological aspects are discussed and the clinical use of CPET in CHF is outlined. Aside from measurement of VO2 new parameters like VE/VCO2 and [math] furnish the clinician with helpful information for diagnosis and treatment.

Keywords: Exercise testing (in) heart failure; Dyspnea; Prognosis; Symptoms

Journal Article.  2951 words. 

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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