Chapter

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Clinical Medicine

Thomas G. Allison

in Mayo Clinic Cardiology

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199915712
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322824 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199915712.003.0364

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Clinical Medicine

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Cardiopulmonary exercise testing is an important tool in a state-of-the-art, comprehensive cardiovascular center. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing is useful for accurate assessment of aerobic capacity, establishment of prognosis in various forms of cardiac disease, verification of symptomatic status (functional class), determination of appropriateness and timing of surgery for patients who have cardiac disease, exercise prescription, evaluation of benefits of various forms of intervention, and establishment of differential diagnosis of dyspnea on exertion. Interpretation of test results and sample cases are also included.

Chapter.  8235 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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