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Physiological testing

Edited by Sara Thorne and Paul Clift

in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780199228188
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725920 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199228188.003.0003

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Physiological testing

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Physiological testing 34

Types of exercise tests 36

Bruce exercise testing 37

Metabolic exercise testing 38

Exercise testing provides objective evidence of performance in cardiac disease. There are many testing protocols available but they usually involve incremental increase in exercise either on a treadmill or an exercise bike. Metabolic or cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPEX) measures ventilation and the inspired and expired oxygen (O...

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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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