Journal Article

Impact of cardiopulmonary exercise testing on patient selection for cardiac resynchronisation therapy

Barbara Lamp, Jürgen Vogt, Henning Schmidt and Dieter Horstkotte

in European Heart Journal Supplements

Published on behalf of European Society of Cardiology

Volume 6, issue suppl_D, pages D5-D9
Published in print August 2004 | ISSN: 1520-765X
Published online August 2004 | e-ISSN: 1554-2815 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ehjsup.2004.05.020
Impact of cardiopulmonary exercise testing on patient selection for cardiac resynchronisation therapy

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In patients with systolic heart failure the assessment of peak oxygen consumption during cardiopulmonary exercise (CPX) testing provides an objective measure of functional capacity and important prognostic information. Several studies in pacemaker therapy and in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) have used peak oxygen uptake as an endpoint. This article reviews the impact of CPX testing on patient selection for CRT.

Keywords: Heart failure; Left bundle branch block (LBBB); Cardiopulmonary exercise testing; Cardiac resynchronisation therapy; HF heart failure; CPX cardiopulmonary exercise; ECG electrocardiogramme; CO cardiac output; VO2 oxygen uptake; VE minute ventilation; VCO2 carbon dioxide output; EF ejection fraction; CO2 carbon dioxide; BNP brain natriuretic peptide; DCM dilated cardiomyopathy; ICM ischaemic cardiomyopathy; CRT cardiac resynchronisation therapy; LVEDD left ventricular enddiastolic diameter; PATH-CHF Pacing Therapies for Congestive Heart Failure (Study); COMPANION Comparison of Medical Therapy Pacing and Defibrillation in Chronic Heart Failure (Study)

Journal Article.  3540 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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