Revisiting cardiopulmonary exercise testing applications in heart failure: Aligning evidence with clinical practice

Ross Arena, Marco Guazzi, Lawrence P. Cahalin, Jonathan Myers

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American HeartAssociation/ American College of Cardiology class recommendations and associated level of evidence for cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPX) have been put forth. A new paradigm is proposed for CPX use and interpretation in heart failure (HF). Evidence for this new paradigm will be provided, showing that clinical utilization, class recommendations, and the associated level of evidence for CPX in the HF population can be expanded significantly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-160
Number of pages8
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014



  • Class recommendation
  • Diagnosis
  • Exercise testing
  • Expired gas
  • Level of evidence
  • Prognosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Medicine(all)

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