Ordering a cardiopulmonary exercise test for your patient: Key considerations for the physician

Ross Arena, Jonathan Myers, Carl J. Lavie, Daniel E. Forman, Marco Guazzi

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Abstract

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPX) is a specialized exercise assessment that provides valuable information in a number of patient populations. Physicians are often familiar with standard exercise testing procedures (i.e., the cardiac stress test) and, therefore, appropriately refer patients with signs/symptoms suggestive of myocardial ischemia. However, the procedures surrounding referral for CPX, and the relevance of the data obtained, may not be as widely understood in the medical community. The purpose of the current special report is to provide physicians referring patients for CPX with information on the appropriateness of CPX referral and testing logistics, the identification of an appropriate CPX laboratory for referral, and definitions on key CPX variables that should be included in the final report.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-60
Number of pages6
JournalFuture Cardiology
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

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Keywords

  • diagnosis
  • dyspnea
  • exertional assessment
  • heart failure
  • mitochondrial myopathy
  • prognosis
  • pulmonary hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Molecular Medicine

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Ordering a cardiopulmonary exercise test for your patient : Key considerations for the physician. / Arena, Ross; Myers, Jonathan; Lavie, Carl J.; Forman, Daniel E.; Guazzi, Marco.

In: Future Cardiology, Vol. 7, No. 1, 01.2011, p. 55-60.

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Arena, Ross ; Myers, Jonathan ; Lavie, Carl J. ; Forman, Daniel E. ; Guazzi, Marco. / Ordering a cardiopulmonary exercise test for your patient : Key considerations for the physician. In: Future Cardiology. 2011 ; Vol. 7, No. 1. pp. 55-60.
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